Archive Collection: Olive

No.13

A rich, earthy green

Olive is a very earthy green originally used in panelled rooms. It’s best suited to darker spaces, where the richness of this colour really comes into its own. For this reason, it looks most at home when paired with a traditional neutral such as Off-White or Old White.

As featured in a new edit of colours exclusively curated by Liberty. Discover richly pigmented Farrow & Ball colours and Liberty Interiors Fabrics in timeless combinations of colour and print, including:

Olive & Poppy Meadowfield, Pewter Blue

All Liberty Interiors Fabrics from our edit, including Poppy Meadowfield, Pewter Blue, can be purchased directly from Liberty. All Farrow & Ball Curated by Liberty paint colours are part of our Archive collection, which may be made to order. Therefore these products, including our limited-edition sample pots, are non-returnable.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Lime White

Archive Collection: Olive is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 35.
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Back in 2010, we moved to an entirely water based range of finishes, becoming the first in the industry to do so. These low-odour, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They are also certified child- and baby-safe in accordance with Safety of Toys Part 3: Migration of certain elements (EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021).

Exclusions: Casein Distemper, Wood Floor Primer & Undercoat, Wood Knot & Resin Blocking Primer & Undercoat, and Metal Primer & Undercoat.


QUALITY FINISHES

Every one of our paint colours is available in a range of durable interior and exterior paint finishes, each rigorously tested to ensure an exceptional depth of colour and long-lasting finish. For the very best results, we always recommend using a Farrow & Ball Primer & Undercoat – see above for the correct tone for this colour.


SAFETY INFORMATION

All Farrow & Ball finishes except Limewash contain isothiazolinones, which may produce an allergic reaction. Farrow & Ball Limewash contains calcium hydroxide which can cause severe damage in contact with skin or eyes. For further information about our products, including guidance on safe use and application, click here to view our advice pages.


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Limewash: Danger. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation. 

Exterior Eggshell and Exterior Masonry: Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

All other finishes: Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Pleased We picked this colour for our sunroom that leads out onto the garden, it really has worked out perfectly. We love how it changes colours through the day, and at nighttime when illuminated it takes on a whole new look. The paint covered really well as always, the best paint by far
Date published: 2022-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love olive Fabulous dark olive green. It has transformed my snug
Date published: 2021-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Match Pots These really are a great way to get absolutely the right colour. It's tricky holding a swatch card to say the outside of the building and inside allows for a good area to cover rather than a smear!
Date published: 2021-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Colour spot on and paint great to work with Estate Emulsion Olive on walls (embossed paper) and Estate Eggshell Off-White (No 3) on skirting and doors
Date published: 2021-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich with elegance I had rectory red as a feature wall in my kitchen. Felt like a change would do me good! Yes it has. Beautiful luxury feeling of olive. As good as ever F&B
Date published: 2021-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Regular customer quick efficient on line ordering....super product, great range of colours
Date published: 2021-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A natural and homely green I bought this a week ago to paint a wooden kitchen floor and a beech chair. The match is perfect with the product I purchased a few years ago to paint stone steps and a beech chair.
Date published: 2020-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I simply love this colour. So happy with my choice.
Date published: 2020-10-15
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