What blue goes with sage/olive?

katepublicMay 13, 2009

Our bedroom is painted in Kelly Moore Lemongrass, which is sort of a sage-olive green, definite yellow undertones. We're redoing the bathroom and I'd love to have some blue in there. Blue-green or blue-grey would be fine. DH wants light colors and wants BM Gray Wisp, which just looks a little blah to me. I'm going to check out BM Quiet moments, Palliadian Blue, Yarmouth Blue but nothing looks great next to this green. Thoughts anyone? Painting starts in about a week!

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I have SW Steely Gray paired with SW Bamboo Shoot (green with yellow undertones) throughout my home. Here are shots of the blue/gray and the green.


    Bookmark   May 13, 2009 at 12:39PM
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I have BM Flowering Herbs/Richmond Grey (a yellowy tannish green) right next to Pleasant Valley (in both full and 1/2 strength) and they look fabulous together, acc. to guests :) I took the Pleasant Valley to half strength because of the lack of light in our room--in a sunnier area up front I used it full strength and you can't really tell the difference--the 1/2 strength in the shade looks like what the full strength does in the light. So maybe start with a full-strength sample of it and move to a 1/2 if it appears too dark. No matter what strength, it's a fabulous complement for the tone you mention.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2009 at 1:07PM
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I love browned/yellowed down greens with blues that have a hint of aqua. Don't go to the grayed blues, go for the white that has a hint of blue or softest blue with a hint of aqua.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2009 at 1:08PM
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My first thought was pale ice-blue, but I agree with Patricia, aqua would also be pretty. Olive is a rather somber color and the pale blue-aqua-teal-turquoise range is very cheerful.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2009 at 3:12PM
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I think a peacock blue would look interesting with olive green.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2009 at 3:59PM
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I did olive and peacock in my #1 son's room when he was about 12 years old. It was a beautiful wallpaper with bamboo that formed checks in peacock and olive with a very white background. His furniture was campaign furniture and I matched the blue of the wallpaper and got a friend who owned a body shop to get the furniture painted for me. I put a faux white fur rug on the floor (he was the neat one) and framed his artwork that he did for his room in silver metal frames. That almost makes me cry, so many years ago and yet it was so beautiful and it is a page from a fantastic book that my family and I wrote. They love it when people ask "have you ever used "x" color in your decor?" It is hard for them to imagine a color I have not used in decorating at some point in their lives.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2009 at 7:44PM
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How about BM Wythe blue?

Here is a link that might be useful: my perfect color

    Bookmark   May 13, 2009 at 7:51PM
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ingrid_vc so. CA zone 9

I think a soft, light, powdery blue would be very nice, or an ice blue as stated above. A soft aqua might also work but I would favor a light blue.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2009 at 8:18PM
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Thank you all for your suggestions! If it were my decision alone I'd go with Beach Glass or Wythe Blue. DH likes it very light though, he thinks those are a bit dark. I find the colors seem to go together better when of the same depth. FYI the best BM match I can find for the color is Olive Branch.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2009 at 9:36PM
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I have a light olive green in my kitchen and use alot of blue accents. But I think the powder blue in my curtains looks so good with the green. I have light, med and dark powder blues and they all go well

    Bookmark   May 13, 2009 at 9:37PM
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mom2sethc - I love both of those colors. They look so nice with the light wood, which I also love.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2009 at 10:37PM
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Aquamarine looks great with olive green. I think those colors look good together in decorating and in winter clothing too.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2009 at 12:43AM
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Just reminds me of an olive green velveteen jumper I had a thousand years ago under which I wore a baby blue silk blouse with a Peter Pan collar, pearls and platinum alligator shoes and handbag.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2009 at 10:41AM
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My 1st thought was also BM Wythe Blue. My LR is Baby Turtle and the blue in my DR is very close to Wythe Blue. If it's too dark for your DH maybe Palladian Blue would work.

I have to be honest though: I love, love, love Grey Wisp & RH Silver Sage w/ my Baby Turtle LR. The pillows & throws in my LR are Silver Sage and I think it looks phenomenal! Lately I have really anted to paint my office Grey Wisp because it looks so good w/ Baby Turtle but I'm sticking w/ my original plan.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2009 at 2:56PM
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