Little Greene Paint Blog

  • Little Greene Support Sustainable Packaging!

    Here at Little Greene we’re very pleased to tell you that you can now recycle your empty paint cans once you have finished your painting – another step along the road to sustainable products from Little Greene. We are the first paint manufacturer to adopt the ‘Widely Recycled at Local Council Recycling Centres’ label on our metal tins. This means they can be recycled at your local household waste site along with other stuff!

    Our tins are already made using over fifty percent recycled steel so keep your eyes peeled for the bright green(e) labels that means the steel in these tins can now be recycled again.

    Managing Director of Little Greene, David Mottershead, said: "We are environmentally-aware and passionate about being as sustainable as possible and this latest initiative is something very in keeping with our ethos.

    To use tins made from recycled materials, which can in turn be recycled themselves, is something of which we are proud to be part of and delighted that this is now being recognised through the ‘Widely Recycled at Local Council Recycling Centres’ logo – and that we are the first UK paint manufacturer to embrace it!"

    Look out for the logo and drop off your empty cans for them to be recycled locally along with the rest of your household recycling.

  • Win a £150 Gift of Paint and Wallpaper from Little Greene this Christmas!

    Christmas is fast approaching and we’re giving you the opportunity to win Little Greene paint and wallpaper!

    It’s a wonderful time for creative interior decoration and we want to see what you’ve all done with your homes this Christmas.

    Send us pictures of your festive interiors and you could win £150 worth of Little Greene products to put to good use in the New Year!

    Good luck and Merry Christmas from all at Little Greene.


    1st - £150 of Little Greene paint and/or wallpaper

    2nd - £100 of Little Greene paint and/or wallpaper

    You can enter below and entry will be open via a number of different ways;

    • Participants must share a photo of their festive Christmas interiors (5 Entries)
    • Participants can Blog about their Christmas decoration with a link back to the competition page (10 Entries)
    • Participants can Tweet about the giveaway (3 Entries)
    • Participants can Follow @LittleGreene on Twitter (1 Entry)
    • Participants can Like Little Greene on Facebook (1 Entry)
    • Participants can Follow Little Greene on Pinterest (1 Entry)
    • Participants can join the Little Greene mailing list (1 Entry)

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  • Little Greene Continues its Fight Against Breast Cancer!

    We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who purchased our paints throughout Breast Cancer Awareness month in October and helped us to continue our fight against breast cancer.

    We raised a fantastic total of £8,132 to be donated to The Haven, which we are absolutely thrilled about and are particularly grateful to our stockists, who played a key part in helping us achieve this! The money raised will go some way towards helping the patients that really need our support.

    The Haven is a national breast cancer support charity with centres in Hereford, Leeds and London and they provide a free, one-to-one programme of therapies and support for people affected by breast cancer.

    It costs around £1,000 for each visitor to receive the programme of up to ten therapies, we’re delighted to know that the money we have raised will help several people benefit from the service.

  • Little Greene at De Woonbeurs Exhibition in Amsterdam!

    De Woonbeurs at the Rai Centre in Amsterdam showcases the very best in Interior Design and Little Greene were delighted to be part of it!

    The exhibition ran from the 1st – 6th October and it was fantastic to see so many customers, stockists and press all visiting the stand.

    Little Greene’s “Grey” colourcard was launched at the show to the delight of all those Dutch and Belgian customers who so love the Flemish style of decoration – we are expecting great things as a result of such a strong welcome from this market.

    You’d have also been able to see a physical installation of our new advert, which is painted with over 1000 manikin hands has brought out a fantastic reaction from those attending the show.

    We’d love to hear from anyone that attended the show?

  • New 'Grey' Collection Launches at Decorex!

    ‘Decorex International’, the premier interior design exhibition, which took place at Kensington Gardens in London, saw the launch of our fantastic new paint collection, ‘Grey’. There are seven variations on four different grey colours making twenty eight individual swatches on the fabulous new colourcard.

    If you visited Decorex, you would have also seen the first physical installation of our new advert! We used one thousand manikin hands painted in the various shades of Grey from the new collection. The installation was a delight to interior designers and stockists of Little Greene paint alike.

    We’ve had some fantastic feedback and we were delighted to see so many people on the stand!

    If you saw us at the show then we’d love to hear what you all thought?

    We’ve also got a special ‘Making Of’ video, which you can see here:

  • Little Greene and The Haven team up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

    Little Greene wants your help this October as we team up with Breast Cancer charity, The Haven, for Breast Cancer Awareness month. So help us to make this October a month to remember!

    15p of every single tin of paint that is sold through our UK stockists will be donated to The Haven.

    It will be six years in a row that Little Greene has supported Breast Cancer charities and last year we raised over £7000 so we’re delighted to be able to continue our collaboration with The Haven.

    The Haven's mission isto help people through the physical and emotional experience of breast cancer by offering a free, in-depth and personalised programme of psychological support and complementary therapies.”

    Full information on The Haven can be found here, whilst the details on their partnership with Little Greene can be found here.

  • Dualit Breakfast Competition Winner Announced!

    Congratulations to Nicola Butler who is the winner of our Breakfast Competition! Nicola will receive £100 worth of Little Greene paint (which she’s already excited to use on our new ‘Grey’ collection!) and a Dualit Heritage 2 Slot Toaster in Little Greene’s very own ‘Clay’!

    Congratulations also go to the 10 lucky winners who received three sample pots that were given away each morning of the competition!

    We’re delighted that so many of you engaged and entered the competition and we received over 1000 entries in total!

    Thanks to everyone that did enter and if you didn’t win then don’t worry, we’ll have more chances for you to enter future competitions.

    The special edition toasters are available to buy in John Lewis for a limited time only if you’d like to buy one! Keep on the lookout for matching kettles available later this month!

  • Enter our Breakfast Competition Every Morning Next Week!

    Earlier this week we told you about our collaboration with Dualit and our special range of Heritage Toasters.

    We now have a special competition to give you the chance to win a Dualit 2 Slot Heritage Toaster in one of the specially chosen Little Greene colours and £100 worth of Little Greene paint!

    Every day (starting from Monday 2nd September) between 8:30AM – 11:30AM you’ll be able to enter either on Facebook or Twitter for your chance to win.

    At the end of the week, one winner will be selected to win the Heritage Toaster and paint! Not only this, but 2 people every morning will be selected to win 3 sample pots in colours of your choice.

    Make sure you check out our Facebook and Twitter pages next week, starting on Monday morning.

    Terms and Conditions

    1. The promotion will start on Monday 2nd September and end on Friday 6th September 2013 at 11 30PM. Entrants will have between 8 30AM – 11 30AM every morning to enter. Entries after these times and this date will not count. We reserve the right to end the promotion at any given time.
    2. The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be amended once confirmed. Any colours you choose must be a Little Greene colour and no cash alternative is available.
    3. Only one entry per person is valid for the prize of the Dualit Toaster and £100 of Little Greene paint.
    4. Winners will be selected at random and contacted once the promotion has finished.
    5. Should the winner not respond to us in an appropriate amount of time, then we reserve the right to select a new winner.
    6. The promotion is only open to people in the UK and Europe.
    7. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions and agreed to be bound by them when entering this promotion.
    8. Maximum of 1 entry per person. Entrants must be 18 years of age or above.
    9. The Little Greene Paint Company Ltd reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time.
    10. Items cannot be negotiated or swapped.
    11. This Promotion, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. You irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with this Promotion.
    12. Any details supplied will only be used by Little Greene for administrative purposes, unless we have your consent.
    13. Promoter:  The Little Greene Paint Company Limited, Wood Street, Manchester, M11 2FB, England.
  • Little Greene Collaborates with Dualit on Range of Special Edition Toasters

    Little Greene has joined forces with a great British icon, Dualit, to deliver a range of limited edition classic toasters.

    The ‘Heritage Range’ of toasters has been produced in six shades specially chosen from our ‘Colours of England’ colour card and are available in John Lewis this month!

    The toasters will provide the perfect accessory for a wide range of kitchens, from country classic to urban chic.

    The special edition toasters will be available at John Lewis for 6 months. Not only this, but there will be a range of matching Dualit Heritage Kettles available from September!

    You can see the carefully selected colours below:

    Chocolate Colour: 124 (Georgian)

    It is believed that George Frideric Handel and Benjamin Franklin both had their London front doors painted in this rich, almost edible shade of rich, velvety chocolate.

    Citrine: 71 (1950s)

    A vibrant shade full of zest and zing - both retro and contemporary at the same time!

    Clay: 39

    A warm neutral tone, which works well equally well in either modern or period interiors.

    Dark Lead Colour: 118 (Georgian)

    A very elegant colour, originating in Georgian times but totally on trend in 21st Century – grey is this year’s must-have shade!

    Heat: 24

    A strong and contemporary burnt orange, guaranteed to bring warmth to any kitchen!

    Pearl Colour: 100 (Georgian)

    First used in the 18th Century, this soft tint is a chameleon colour – it can appear grey, green or cream, depending on where it is used!

  • Coming Soon - ‘Grey’: Little Greene’s definitive paint chart for this year’s must-have colour...

    Introducing our latest collection; the simply but unequivocally named ‘Grey’ collection consists of a palette of 28 graduated greys.

    Presenting four variations of this totally on-trend colour, each in seven degrees of intensity, the collection channels the decade’s hottest (or perhaps that should be coolest!) look. ‘Grey’ will be launched at Decorex in September 2013.

    The collection embraces shades of grey from the palest, almost white, tones through to charcoal, brown and blue-black hues.

    The collection officially launches on Sunday 22nd September and will be available to order online from Monday 23rd September.

    Keep an eye out for more details coming soon!

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