If you’ve been rocking the military trend that’s been a fashion mainstay for the past couple of seasons, we’ve got a runway-to-room décor suggestion you’re going to love. Today, Annie’s playing mix master with one of our perennial favorite pseudo-neutrals, army green, and coral, a bright, happy hue that’s made for warm-weather decorating.
What we love about this coral and olive color palette: while the two colors are about the same intensity, they’re opposites on the color wheel, so they have a high-contrast pop. Green is a classic, man-friendly tone, but when softened up with coral—the grown-up, nonfrilly sister of pink—it looks fresh and lively, without being overly feminine. Army green and coral are also about as unexpected as color combos get in home décor, so it’s a great way to make a statement without shouting from the rooftops with a mishmash of hues.
Being the hue-happy sorts, we prefer to make coral the center-stage color on larger furniture and decor, such as sofas, quilts, duvets, and window panels. Then we ground all that brightness with an olive green rug, and add in some smaller items in the same shade—think blankets and matelassé coverlets, lamps, and armchairs or benches. Don’t forget the throw pillows —in both colors—in a mix of textures and details like applique, hand-knotting, and embroidery.
We can think of a dozen more ways to decorate with this color combo, but we’ll start with the primer below. Check out our top picks in coral and olive: