Aalto x The New: Mood - Olive

Aalto Kitchen Olive

This year, Aalto has teamed up with The New, an online magazine that showcases the very best in design from around New Zealand. Together we're bringing you a series of styled editorial shoots and interior moods inspired by Aalto's range of colours.


For this mood, I’m daydreaming about a kitchen where the hero is one of Aalto Paint’s olive colours.
Olive green is a timeless colour, and it’s also crazy versatile. It’s a colour that gives an instant feeling of refinement and sophistication, or you can soften it with natural materials like timber and ceramics, or liven it up by using a contrasting bright colour as an accent. And it works well with lots of different aesthetics – industrial, clean contemporary, organic boho, vintage/mid century modern…

Aalto have a few olive – khaki shades to choose from, my fave is the earthy Nottingham Forest (top right). It’s a colour that draws you in and hugs you. Other options would be Vantage (a muddier muted sage), or Manhattan (a browner olive).

Alana Broadhead, The New