Ocher and Green: Tranquility for your Rooms

If you want to create tranquil spaces in your home, we'll show you how to apply and combine ocher and green tones for your rooms.
Ocher and Green: Tranquility for your Rooms

Last update: 22 November, 2018

Using ocher and green together will create warmth and tranquility for your rooms. This color combination is great for your main rooms and even for bedrooms as well.

You’ll need to carefully choose the right intensity for ocher and green. Choosing carelessly could end up visually overwhelming your rooms. In today’s post, we’ll explain how you can use these colors on your walls, furniture, and decorative elements.

This combination will give your home a pleasant, warm and natural atmosphere. Thanks to the setting, you’ll be comfortable and be able to rest, surrounded by original and beautiful tones. Below, we’ll show you just how to use them in your home.

Ocher and green for your rooms

Ocher green colors

Currently, this color combination is trending. You can cater it to your needs and aesthetic preferences. We’ll explain the characteristics and advantages of both colors separately and when they’re used together.


Ocher is a warm, pleasant color that’s easy to match. It brings light and joy into any room. This special color can reflect natural light when used on walls. In addition, it’s warmer than yellow but not as dark as brown. So, you can use it with other colors easily and even with neutral colors as well.

You can use it for your walls, furniture, and fabrics. It’ll brighten up your home while creating spaces for relaxing.


Green is a cool color. You can choose from olive, pistachio, chartreuse or sage. Be careful when you use green. It can be overwhelming and using green for your entire home could muddle the visual appearance of your home. Below, we’ll walk you through how to use these two colors together to create beautiful and original spaces.

Using ocher and green together in your rooms

Ocher green combination

If you want to use these colors together in your home decor, you should consider the following:

  • Do you have big windows and good artificial light?
  • Are you looking to “expand” visual space by using these colors?
  • Can you reupholster your furniture or buy new?

There are endless possibilities and ways to combine ocher and green. Creating the right balance between them in your rooms will be fundamental. You can read how to create that balance below.

Paint your walls

One idea is painting all of your walls in ocher and playing around with green decor pieces. Or, if you want, you can just paint one wall green and the rest ocher.

Because it’s a warmer and lighter color, ocher will help you visually “lift” spaces. On the other hand, if you use a dark green, you won’t get that effect. So, choosing light tones of each color is fundamental for balancing the environment.

If you want, you can use a third, preferably light, color as well. Consider a neutral color like white, chalk white, gray or beige. This third color will be a mediator for the ocher and green. It’ll help you better control the differences between the ocher and green as well as helping you tie the space together. You can use it in small details, like in pillows, furniture frames, curtains, and other places.

Contrast your furniture

Ocher green furniture

Your furniture– its tones and textures– will also play a key role in using these colors successfully. If you paint your walls ocher, you can play with a green contrast. Use olive or sage green for your sofa.

You can make another contrast with your decorative pillows by picking out ocher and chalk white tones. By doing so, you can create a lovely visual composition with this color palette.

You can also use ocher curtains as well as potted plants with green leaves.

As you’ve read today, you have to be a bit cautious and plan your steps first if you want to use ocher and green. Choose the color intensity that best suits your spaces. Paint and redecorate your home with these original colors.