2 minute readGoing Green Part 3: Green with Graphite & Black

The addition of dark neutrals and charcoal immediately makes green feel contemporary and bold. Additionally, using such a limited palette makes this an easy look to work with and develop. If you do want to add in some other colours, then off-whites and stone hues work beautifully.

The Looks


Arcade BP 5307, £99 per 10 metre roll, Farrow & Ball
Arcade BP 5307, £99 per 10 metre roll, Farrow & Ball

We love Farrow & Ball’s take on the Art Deco period, which includes this elegant scallop-patterned wallpaper in this beautiful palette. It’s a strong design and I feel that it’s asking to be styled with dark graphite or black accessories, perhaps with touches of metallic too.


I think this is a well-designed and versatile piece: it is conveniently rectangular, meaning that it will sit comfortably on a window ledge or along the centre of a dining table; you can fill it with different vegetation depending on the season. Here, the dark metal looks great against the lush green foliage.

Byrne table planter in zinc, £32, Rowen & Wren
Byrne table planter in zinc, £32, Rowen & Wren


If you’re searching for striking accessories in charcoal and black, then you need look no further than Rockett St George – they have an absolutely fabulous selection of homewares in these darker shades. Here, the sludgy green walls and the black rattan chair really bring focus to these cushions.


Comfortable, practical, and yet so stylish, these black chairs would work very nicely against sage green walls. They have a striking silhouette and a beautifully organic and sculptural aesthetic.


Flori Blackened Bronze pendant, from £86 each, Rowen & Wren
Flori Blackened Bronze pendant, from £86 each, Rowen & Wren

Three of these pendants would look fantastic hanging over a dining table and a wallpaper such as Farrow & Ball’s Arcade design (as shown above) could work well as a backdrop.


This design certainly packs a punch. The anthracite base really allows the green succulent pattern to sing. I’d style this with an amber velvet sofa, which would look gorgeous against the moody tones of this wallpaper.

Succulentus Anthracite wallpaper, £150 for a set of 3 rolls (4.65 square metres coverage); Mind the Gap Collection at Rose & Grey
Succulentus Anthracite wallpaper, £150 for a set of 3 rolls (which covers 4.65 square metres); Mind the Gap Collection at Rose & Grey


I hope you’ve enjoyed this series of colour studies; green can form the basis of so many dynamic and interesting schemes. Think about the shades that most appeal to you and enjoy layering other colours alongside.