Want to paint your home olive green? Here are the best light olive green paint colors and what to consider when picking olive green for your home!
See my favorite dark olive green paint colors here!
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How do I choose the right shade of olive green paint?
As you already know, olive green is quite popular for interior design right now, so we’re not surprised you chose this one to freshen up your walls.
It’s interesting how this shade is both calming yet bold, perfect for an all-over wall shade or to introduce subtle pop of color.
But when it comes to choosing the right olive green paint color, things start to get tricky.
Namely, there is a vast array of different shades that only vary slightly from one another.
So, the best way to approach this task is to look at the overall picture, i.e., the details of your home.
Consider your furniture, decor, carpets, and other important elements you won’t remove after you paint your walls.
Also, look for inspiration online by searching for olive green home aesthetics to understand which hues will best match your layout.
Try to determine at least whether you’d opt for lighter or darker shades, as this will help you choose an exact tint much easier.
See my favorite Olive Green paints by brand: Sherwin Williams & Benjamin Moore
The best light olive green paint colors
Sherwin Williams Green Onyx
This medium, muted olive green is best if you’re willing to give your space a friendly and relaxed vibe.
Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Green Onyx.
Benjamin Moore Thicket
A soft olive green enriched with a subtle yellow cast is perfect for opening up your space.
Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Thicket.
Sherwin Williams Lemon Verbena
Another one on our list of best olive green paint colors that are slightly muted yet still vibrant.
Click here to get a peel & stick sample of lemon verbena.
Benjamin Moore Martini Olive
This one is perfect for adding to your space if you wish to make it extremely vibrant and playful.
Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Martini Olive.
Farrow and Ball Sap Green
A true nature reflection, this one acts as a soft, yet rich accent element, especially when used in smaller spaces.
Sherwin Williams Lemongrass
This is a yellow-green mix that will bring warmth and a natural glow into your space.
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Benjamin Moore Spanish Olive
It’s a faded version of olive green, more like a mid-tone combo of olive notes and soft gray.
Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Spanish Olive.
Benjamin Moore Olive Tree
This is quite a bright olive green with a subtle undertone of gold, best for accenting your space.
Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Olive Tree.
Benjamin Moore Hiking Path
Yet another olive green with golden undertones, however, more muted than the previous one.
Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Hiking Path.
Sherwin Williams Celery
A blend of light olive green and very subtle yellow gives your home a feeling of fresh spring weather.
Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Celery.
Benjamin Moore Savannah Moss
This is quite a rich hue that combines yellow and green that radiates lush forest vibes.
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Sherwin Williams Baby Bok Choy
Light and muted olive green, perfect for combining off-white or beige furniture and decor.
Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Baby Bok Choy.
Benjamin Moore Jalapeño Pepper
This is one of the light olive green paint colors made of equal parts yellow and green to provide energy and vibrancy to your space.
Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Jalapeño Pepper.
Sherwin Williams Ryegrass
A soft, kind of muted version of olive green, best to be combined with brown-based beige for an ultimately serene aesthetic.
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Benjamin Moore Raintree Green
Lastly, another one of gray-infused olive greens, only this time, gray is used to mellow out the green hue.
Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Raintree Green.
What are your favorite olive green paint colors?
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