Decorating with Fir Green

Not just for Christmas, deep, dark fir green works with many other complementary colours

Luxe linens from Italian bedware supremos Society Limonta, perfectly offset by a wall of green; Benjamin Moore’s “Deep Sea Green” paint is a good match.
Society Limonta

A shade that’s not just for Christmas. This deep, dark hue works with many other complementary colours, and is particularly dramatic for kitchens and bedrooms, as you can see

1 When dark is light This magical home in Copenhagen is actually painted black, but it’s a black with a huge dose of green, which takes it right into the realm of the fir green spectrum, an inky dark hue that recalls the very depths of pine forests, and of course Christmas trees. As an added detail, the homeowner mixed the ceiling finish with layers of lacquer to lend extra sheen and shine to the space.

Black and an amazing fir green velvet sofa conjured up magic in this home in Copenhagen. First featured in the January 2017 ‘Winter Living’ edition of ELLE Decoration.
Black and an amazing fir green velvet sofa conjured up magic in this home in Copenhagen. First featured in the January 2017 ‘Winter Living’ edition of ELLE Decoration.
Photographer: Birgitta Wolfgang/Sisters Agency. Styling: Pernille Vest

2 Marble magic Dark greens seem to look extra splendid in green marble. Again, the darker the better. And there are an enormous variety, just see some of these palettes: Graniteland green grants and marbles; and a huge array of green marbles from India at Stone Library.

‘Stilla’ green marble wall clock by AYTM, £116, Amara
‘Stilla’ green marble wall clock by AYTM, £116, Amara
Photographer Christian B

3 Velvet, it’s all about velvet. Because this fabric is the natural partner for the richness, depth and luxurious nature of this colour. This sofa was a huge hit in 2016, but especially in fir green, the ‘Grand Piano’ sofa by Gubi, from £4,660, available at Chaplins.

‘Emerald City’ First featured in the April 2016 “Decorating” edition of ELLE Decoration. Stylist: Amanda Smith-Corston, Photographer: Ben Anders
‘Emerald City’ First featured in the April 2016 “Decorating” edition of ELLE Decoration. Stylist: Amanda Smith-Corston, Photographer: Ben Anders
Stylist: Amanda Smith-Corston, Photographer: Ben Anders

4 Timelessly green. Fir green is one of those colours that never seems to date. It comes in and out of fashion, but will never look old-fashioned. In a simple ciborium it would make a striking backdrop. One that could be picked up in the linens without appearing unduly match-matchy. These bedlinens are by Society Limonta, and Benjamin Moore’s ‘Deep Sea Green’ would be a good match for the paint.

Luxe linens from Italian bedware supremos Society Limonta, perfectly offset by a wall of green; Benjamin Moore’s “Deep Sea Green” paint is a good match.
Luxe linens from Italian bedware supremos Society Limonta, perfectly offset by a wall of green; Benjamin Moore’s “Deep Sea Green” paint is a good match.
Society Limonta

5 Nailing that colour This beautiful pendant lamp in such a classic style, is perfect rendered in fir green. Reclaimed 1950s-designed ‘Type X’ pendant light by Benjamin, £270, Skinflint

Reclaimed 1950s-designed ‘Type X’ pendant light by Benjamin, £270, Skinflint
Reclaimed 1950s-designed ‘Type X’ pendant light by Benjamin, £270, Skinflint
Benjamin


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