The New x Aalto: Mood - 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

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