Little Greene Paint Blog

  • Little Greene Supporting 'The Haven' Charity

    We would like to say an enormous thank you to everyone who took part in our Breast Cancer Awareness campaign this October. We’re delighted with the fantastic response from our customers and stockists who sent us some wonderful photographs showing their support for ‘The Haven’, our chosen charity.

    We managed to raise a fantastic £9435.62 for ‘The Haven’ charity which will go towards helping those suffering from the emotional impacts of breast cancer.

    This year, we have encouraged our stockists to get involved in our Breast Cancer Awareness campaign through social media and we received some very creative photographs from our stockists on Facebook & twitter. ‘Callaghan Interiors’ dressed their whole shop in pink and John Charles from John Charles Interiors dressed up as a lion from The Wizard of Oz wearing one of our aprons! Many stockists posted their photos on twitter & Facebook holding our #LittleGreeneBCA sign.

    We decided to give ‘John Charles Interiors’ the prize for being our most creative (see image below). They have donated their £250 prize to Prostate Cancer UK.

    We would like to say a huge thank you to ‘Callaghan Interiors’, ‘Brewers Exeter’, ‘Brewers Sittingbourne’, ‘Ashby Decs, Brewers Lewisham’, ‘Unique Interiors’, ‘Kent Blaxill’, ‘John Charles Interiors’ and ‘Architectural Ironmongery’ for entering our stockist competition and supporting ‘The Haven’ charity with us this October.

    You can see all the photos sent in from our stockists below.

    'John Charles Interiors'

    'Callaghan Interiors'

    'Architectural Ironmongery'

    'Brewers - Sittingbourne'

    'Kent Blaxill'

    'Brewers - Lewisham'

    'Brewers - Exeter'

  • Women's Institute - Little Greene Makeover Competition

    We had a fantastic response from Women’s Institutes across the country and would like to thank everyone who entered the competition.

    We have recently announced the winners for our Women’s Institute - Makeover competition. We asked institutes throughout the UK to tell us why they were worthy of winning a Little Greene Makeover. The prizes were as follows:

    1st prize - £1000 worth of paints and/or wallpapers, colour consultation and £500 towards decorating costs

    2nd prize - £500 worth of paints and/or wallpapers and £250 towards decorating costs

    3rd prize - £200 worth of paints and/or wallpapers and £100 towards decorating costs

    After a long and difficult review of all our entries, it was decided that The Hopwood Women’s Institute deserved our 1st place prize due to their sheer determination to restore & rejuvenate their historic institute on the eve of their centenary year after recently being forced to move out due to their building being too dangerous to function in.

    For 2nd place, we decided that The Aughton Women’s Institute’s application was our most creative entry with the inclusion of their old poem written for the institute in 1991.

    3rd place went to Germoe & District Women’s Institute for having the most interesting institute consisting of their WW2 bomb shelter telephone exchange.

    We have decided to give every institute a £50 Little Greene voucher for participating in our WI Makeover competition. We look forward to updating you on the progress from our competition winners in the future, so keep a lookout for further updates!

    Again, we would like to thank everyone who entered the competition.

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Little Greene

    Little Greene needs your help this October as we team up with the Breast Cancer charity ‘The Haven’ for Breast Cancer Awareness month. We’re aiming to raise as much money as possible for The Haven Support Centres who provide a wide range of therapies, information, advice, workshops and classes all designed to help patients and their families cope with the physical and emotional side-effects of breast cancer and its treatment. £1000 provides one patient with a ten week course of therapy and we’ll be donating 15p from every tin of paint & roll of wallpaper sold in October to help as many patients as possible!
    The Haven has three support centres, London, Hereford and Yorkshire and they are looking to expand further with their fourth support centre due to open in Hampshire. We are delighted to have supplied The Haven with 200 litres of paint to help with the refurbishment of their Grade II listed property in Wessex.
    Also, as part of our Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, we’re giving you the chance to win a Limited Edition Little Greene Breast Cancer Awareness aprons through our Facebook & twitter pages.

    Keep a lookout on our Facebook & twitter pages for further updates!

    Let’s support Breast Cancer Awareness Month together!

  • ‘Moments of Colour’ – Little Greene Collaborate with Fashion Designer Edeline Lee

    We’re delighted to announce our recent collaboration with internationally renowned, high-end fashion designer Edeline Lee for the production of our new striking and highly individual advert for AW14. ‘Moments of Colour’ was previewed when Edeline Lee unveiled her SS15 collection at London Fashion Week.

    London based fashion designer Edeline Lee is a graduate of Central Saint Martins: she was apprenticed to Alexander McQueen and John Galliano before becoming Associate Creative Director for Zac Posen in New York and Head Designer for Rodnik in London. She founded her own label in 2012 and is defined by her signature of structured, feminine shapes with clean modernist lines and precise attention to quality, enhanced by thoughtful decorative details.

    The advert, intriguingly titled ‘Moments of Colour’, represents a joint collaboration between two luminaries in their individual fields, a unique marriage of visionary interior design with cutting edge creativity.

    ‘Moments of Colour’ consists of eight separate room sets, each with it’s own unique identity and distinctive personality, complemented by a designer colour collection of cutting edge womenswear, some highlighted by additional architectural design details. Resembling the interior of a beautifully executed two-storey dolls’ house, these enchanting rooms create a dramatic statement through the application of both judiciously-selected shades and the stunning silhouettes of Edeline’s striking SS15 collection.

    Our MD, David Mottershead confirms: “We know that interior designers have traditionally kept a close eye on the fashion world as it operates at the forefront of colour interpretation. We are delighted by Little Greene’s collaboration with Edeline Lee, which has allowed each party to step into the world of the other: working with current trends, drawing inspiration and broadening one another’s horizons as a consequence. It will form the basis of our AW14 advertising campaign and we are tremendously exciting to be presenting something very thought-provoking and undeniably ‘different’.”

    Edeline Lee adds: “Working with Little Greene on a project of this scale has been such an effortless joy. The company has inspired me to develop new ways of working with, and seeing, colour.”

    These spectacular advertising images are set to be in magazines from October. They can be found in the following UK publications:  Living Etc, House & Garden, House Beautiful, Elle Decoration, Ideal Home, Homes & Garden, Country Homes & Interiors, Country Living and Good Homes.

    ‘Moments of Colour’ will be reproduced on our stand C53 at Decorex, Syon Park between 21 – 24 September.

    Remember, keep a lookout on our Facebook & twitter pages for further updates.

  • Little Greene at Decorex International 2014

    Decorex International 2014

    This Sunday Little Greene will be exhibiting at Decorex International on stand C53 at Syon Park. This exhibition is internationally renowned for being the most supreme event for the very best luxury brands.

    Decorex has been at the heart of design for 37 years and from 21st – 24th September you’ll find us there on stand C53 where you’ll get a preview of our new ad campaign ‘Moments of Colour’. The stand is designed to resemble the interior of a beautifully executed two-storey dolls’ house, these enchanting rooms create a dramatic statement through the application of both Little Greene’s judiciously-selected shades and the stunning silhouettes of high-end fashion designer, Edeline Lee's striking SS15 collection.

    Also at this year’s Decorex we will be launching ‘Highlights’, an eclectic melting pot of colour combinations – using sophisticated base shades and bold accents, or ‘highlights’.

    If you are planning to attend this year’s Decorex, do come over to our stand and say hello!

  • Little Greene ‘Highlights’ Competition

    This weekend at Decorex International we'll be showcasing our Little Greene 'Highlights'! To celebrate the launch on Sunday, we are running a competition here on our blog to give you the chance to win a one hour in-house colour consultation at our London showroom in Marylebone.

    To enter simply tell us which of the following colour combinations is your favourite and why. All you need to do is leave a comment below. The best answer will be announced on Friday! Good Luck!

  • Little Greene Introduces New 'Highlights' at Decorex International This September

    Following the resounding success of our Grey collection, we have been considering the next chapter in the Book of Colour for the cutting edge interior designer.

    We have experimented with different colour combinations from our Colours of England card. We found that with most of us living modern lives in buildings originally designed for completely different lifestyles, there were interesting ways to use our historical ‘neutral colours’, whilst forming the basis of contemporary design schemes; not by changing them but by changing the colours used with them.

    These beautiful ‘new’ colour combinations were created using natural earth pigments and often contained black, given a muted quality that is generally associated with what we believe to be ‘true’ historical paint shades, even though this soft quality was frequently the result of aging on the painted surface rather than the authentic, intended hue.

    Our ‘Colour Highlights’ will be launched at Decorex International this September.

    Some notable combinations include:

    - Telecom Tower meets Broughton House – The legendary 1960s restaurant colour ‘Hicks Blue’ with the Regency shade ‘Green Verditer’-

    - Pure cool grey with a bright streak of 1970s chic – ‘Grey Teal’ with ‘Marigold’

    - The popular Regency shade ‘Yellow Pink’ with ‘Lamp Black’ woodwork in place of the traditional favoured off-white

    - The charming Victorian colour ‘Sage Green’, paired-perhaps surprisingly, with the ultra-blue ‘Mambo’

    - Georgian landscape pioneer Humphrey Repton’s ‘Invisible Green’ with the rather less formal pink ’Leather’ from the 1970’s

    For further updates, keep a lookout on our Facebook & twitter pages!

  • Little Greene at The RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

    We’re currently exhibiting at the fabulous RHS Hampton Court Flower Show! The flower show promises to be the ultimate “Great Garden Festival” and with a stand in the Country Living Magazine Pavilion until this Sunday evening we're certainly delighted to be part of the exhibition.

    If you're planning to visit the show then do make sure that you come and find us on stand CLM51. The Country Living Marquee is located within the ‘Escape’ zone at the exhibition. You will be able to browse all of our wallpaper and paint collections including the most recent 'Revolution Papers'.

    The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show also offers lots of entertainment with acres of beautiful garden displays, practical gardening advice, celebrity talks, great shopping, quality food and live music, the makings of a great day out!

    Tickets are still available for the remaining days; these can be found on the RHS website: http://lgpc.me/1yTTfBd

    If you would like further details then please visit the RHS website:

    http://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-hampton-court-palace-flower-show

    Address:  Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU.

  • Little Greene Opens UK Showroom in Marylebone, London

    Showroom address - 3 New Cavendish Street, Marylebone, London, W1G 8UX

    Showroom telephone number - 020 7935 8844

    We are delighted to announce the opening of our UK flagship store, located in Marylebone, London. With showrooms already open in Paris and Munich, we had been waiting for the perfect location for our new showroom.

    On Saturday 19th April, we opened the doors for the first time and received a tremendous response from the public. Situated at 3, New Cavendish Street W1, adjacent to the bustling retail hub of Marylebone High Street, and flanked by some of the most prestigious names in both fashion and interior, the shop has undergone an extensive refurbishment over recent weeks.

    Open seven days a week, our showroom will showcase the glorious paint palette and heritage wallpapers from our portfolio and will be an information source for interior designers.

    This exquisite showroom will allow customers to browse through our wallpaper and paint collections, purchase sample pots and get orders tinted on site. Fronted by a large window, which affords masses of natural daylight, the retail floor has been fitted out to the highest specification. It features a 2m high colour card and an ‘inspiration wall’, enabling colours to be viewed in different combinations and conditions.

    We would love you to come and visit us, please do drop in at any time and say hello!

    The showroom opening times are as follows: – Mon- Sat 9am - 5:30pm and Sun 11am- 5pm

  • Little Greene Supports the Imperial War Museum North's Latest Exhibition: 'From Street to Trench: A World War that Shaped a Region'

    The Imperial War Museum North have launched their latest exhibition 'From Street to Trench: A World War that Shaped a Region'. The exhibition gives a very special insight into the contribution made by the North West during the First World War and incorporates a series of films, sound recordings, photographs, artworks and letters.

    We have sponsored the exhibition by supplying several colours for the stands and walls throughout the display.  The colours vary from 'Canton' and 'Celestial Blue' to 'Tuscan Red'. The exhibition contains a compelling range of eye catching colours from the Little Greene collection and act as a perfect accompaniment to the IWM’s unrivalled national collection.

    Nissen Richards Studio, the interior designers for the exhibition commented ‘The carefully selected colour palette is classic but works fantastically in a contemporary setting.’

    The paint colours used can be seen in the photographs below:

    Little Greene are very proud to support ‘Street to Trench’ and we do encourage you to visit this fascinating exhibition.

    You can visit the exhibition from the 5th April 2014 – 31st May 2015. The exhibition is open daily from 10am - 5pm.

    Visit the Imperial War Museum Website for more information on ''From Street to Trench: A World War that Shaped a Region" at http://www.iwm.org.uk/exhibitions/iwm-north/from-street-to-trench-a-world-war-that-shaped-a-region

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