Little Greene Paint Blog

  • 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!

  • Little Greene at Interiors LDN

    We were delighted to take part in the Interiors LDN Design exhibition last week. The event took place at the Excel and was part of the May Design Series. It was a fantastic success and was great to see so many new customers as well as some familiar faces on the stand.

    100 companies were there in total showcasing a range of products from wall coverings and fabrics to furniture and flooring. Not only this, but there were a number of interesting side events including industry speakers and special guests.

    You can find full details on the exhibition on the Interiors LDN website.

  • Child-Safe Paints Competition – The Results

    Throughout April we ran a competition where we asked bloggers' children to design their dream bedroom for a chance to win some vouchers for Little Greene and Toys R Us.            

    Little Greene's high quality 'Absolute Matt Emulsion', 'Intelligent Matt Emulsion' and 'Intelligent Eggshell' paints are certified as Child Safe. In technical terms, it means they have been tested to British Standard BS EN 71-3:1995, also known as 'Toy Paint Regulations'. In practical terms, it means these finishes are proven free of harmful ingredients and are completely safe to use in your child’s bedroom – for walls, woodwork, furniture and even toys!

    We thought this would be the perfect opportunity to let your child loose with crayons, paint, pens and any other means they could find to create their dream room.

    We really have had some great entries and it’s been fantastic to read through the various reasons and processes of the dream room!

    To view a number of the entries and a range of images check out our Pinterest Board.

    Here’s the top 3 and what we liked about them:

    1st Place - Matilda's horsey bedroom. With a fabulously imaginative design, it looks like all that book reading has paid off  for interior-designer-of-the-future Charlotte, who's dream bedroom is inspired by her love of horses. We went completely giddy (up) for the wardrobe's yellow stable doors and green hoof-print carpet!

    2nd place - Watch out Kevin (Mcloud), here comes Evan! His futuristic bedroom features a range of funky horizontal stripes in Little Greene colours and has even been modelled in 3D to show how the (extra) widescreen TV compares to the size of his metallic duvet-covered bed.

    3rd Place - It's 'Cars in Space' in Ryland's rocket-fuelled room. Just like a top interior designer, Ryland spent a whole week fine-tuning the concept of this dream bedroom, including a rocket bed, planet light and a window specifically for stargazing . Presented as a multi-media collage there's no doubt the sky's the limit for this young man's creativity.

    Thanks to everyone who entered and keep an eye out for more fun competitions in the future!

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