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Kitchen by RubberTreePlant – Photo by Sean Ryan Pierce | Dundee Sage Fabric | Living Room 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

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

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 a Sherwin Williams Acier Pinterest board just for you.


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  1. Bianca says

    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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