sherwin williams acier used in interior design
Kitchen by Laurence Pidgeon | Dundee Sage Fabric | Living Room Photo by Alvhem

This color has always been a favorite of mine. I’ve heard it called olive gray. Sage green. Army green. Even grunge green. But, it’s basically a grayed down version of warm green. I remember it fondly from my ’90s days (er, I mean, my little sister’s ’90s days). Now, it’s making a comeback in fashion and interiors. Sherwin Williams has a version of it they call Acier in their 2017 Colormix. Naturally, it’s part of the Holistic palette.

Here’s a roundup of some inspiring interiors using this cozy gray-green…

‘Acier’ makes a great neutral wall color to make your furnishings and artwork ‘pop’.

modern living room with olive gray walls
Living Room Photo by Alvhem

It is the perfect complement to natural wood floors and white trim.

living room with olive gray walls
Living Room Photo by Alvhem

And, if you’re going with a craftsmen style interior, ‘Acier’ fits in perfectly! Add a few small pops of red for a little zing.

craftsmen kitchen with olive green cabinets
Kitchen by RubberTreePlant | Photograph by Sean Ryan Pierce

This lovely olive gray is a beautiful choice for an exterior siding color. Pair it with white trim, charcoal gray and some wood accents for a look something like this…

olive gray farmhouse exterior
Farmhouse by Our Town Plans

I love how sophisticated this color can be when combined with crystal pieces and black and white accents.

olive green modern kitchen
Kitchen by Laurence Pidgeon

You can also create a dark, moody space using this warm green-gray. Add it to a charcoal black interior with dark chestnut leather pieces. Instant den feel!

olive gray throw blankete over burgundy chair
Yepi Gray Striped Throw Blanket

Another perfect look for this army green is an industrial-style space. Consider stainless steel, nickel and white subway tile to put this style together. Don’t forget the industrial metal pendant lights!

olive gray industrial kitchen
Kitchen by Godrich Interiors

This color is the perfect choice to pair with a plum purple and gray-turquoise. It’s sophisticated with a playful touch.

living room with olive green built-in shelves
Wimbledon House by Stephen Fletcher Architects

Shop this color (some cool things I found on the web)…

sherwin williams acier product roundup1.Thalassa Arm Chair | 2. Surya Pouf | 3. Slipper Chair | 4. Geometric Pouf | 5. Kurt Dining Chair | 6. Table Lamp | 7. Mondrian Box | 8. Ikat Chevron Pillow | 9. Parson Chair | 10. Rosemont Chair | 11. Shell Sculpture | 12. Gareth Sofa | 13. Linen Chair | 14. Tierney Throw | 15. Oval Back Chair | 16. Silver Chest | 17. Tepi Throw | 18. Panache Rug

Would you like to see more of this color trend? You’re in luck! I put together an ‘Acier’ Pinterest board just for you…

Here are some colors similar to ‘Acier’ that you might like…

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  1. Slightly sublime. This may be too strong a word for it, bit it grows on you the more you look at it’s applications. At first I though, oh no, another gray. Then I checked out your blog post and looked at all the rooms, especially the kitchens. It’s really beautiful and has a lot more depth than I expected. In fact, I’m currently staging a house for resale, and I have been looking for a lighter gray to combine with the more deeply pigmented grays I have used in the parts of the house. I was a little lost with the myriad of light grays and not sold on any. I think this might do the trick. Thank you for posting.

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