Yes, you read that title correctly. Let me explain (before you think I’m nuts)! 😉
I love our couch in our living room, it’s comfy, it’s good looking, and I like the color. But olive can be a tough neutral to work with. I tried going with shades of green, similar to my front room but it ends up making the couch look kinda brown.
I need some color in this room. These pillows just aren’t doing it for me, it all blends together and says
I received this in the mail and was instantly drawn in.
Color! Sweet, glorious color!
Isn’t that blue gorgeous?
I was surprised to to see that olive was featured in their color palettes? And not just once?
side note: I love olive with baby pink on ME, but
1.) I am not painting my ceiling or trim pink or hunter green – I will admit that I am a wimp on this one.
2.) I think it’d be too Victorian, fancy, stuffy, etc in the room.
I thought I’d like to try the combo like on the front cover, royal blue, bright blue, olive, yellowish, you get the picture. But I am NOT buying new pillows and fabric only to find out that
”CRAP. I hate it.”
So while folding the laundry explosion on my couch, I realized that between the four of us, we had shirts of many of the colors I liked!
I dressed my pillows in their shirts and…
The same bright blue shirt (my fave at the moment) and a dull turq throw?
Meh. I don’t know. Maybe?
Blues and white? Getting there, but no.
A couple of different blue shirts?
I tried brining in some accents I thought about adding to the room…
I remembered this scarf I saw at Old Navy earlier in the week…
and tried this – love the idea of nickel/pewter/whatever accents!
even took the shirt off my back (sorry, no pics! haha) to try this
added Lily’s jeggings to the mix
“Ohhhhh, CRAP. I love it.”
and you know what I realized? Here are my kitchen rugs, and there is no olive in that room
maybe this color combo was subconsciously in the back of my head?
What do you think?
Can you think of another color combo you’d like me to try?
Am I just biased towards turquoise, is it too trendy?
What is it with me and blues and greens??!?