Little Greene Paint Blog

  • Little Greene At The Whitworth - Raqs Media Collective


    The Whitworth Art Gallery have recently collaborated with Raqs Media Collective on their first major UK exhibition. 

    Image: Whitworth Art Gallery

    The artwork creates questions and haunting memorials through new and existing work. The exhibition will give viewers an exceptional opportunity to experience Raqs Media Collective's ideas, insights and art.

    Image: Whitworth Art Gallery

    The exhibition will give viewers an exceptional opportunity to experience Raqs Media Collective's ideas, insights and art.

    Image: Whitworth Art Gallery

    The gallery selected a neutral backdrop for the pieces using Little Greene's 'Shirting,' a pure white based on natural minerals without optical brightener- a classic heritage white.

    The exhibition will run from 30 September 2017 – 25 February 2018.

  • Little Greene At VT Wonen & Design Beurs


    Little Greene exhibited at VT Wonen & Design Beurs in Amsterdam from the 3rd - 8th of October.

    Our updated 'Colours of England' palette was displayed on our colour cube wall, complemented with Upper Brook St wallpaper in Minuit.

    Wallpaper books were available for guests to browse our latest wallpaper collections and our colour consultants were on hand to provide advice and information for visitors on their projects.

    Thank you to everyone who visited us on the stand.

  • Paint It Pink This October



    For the seventh year running, the Little Greene Paint Company has joined forces with national charity, Breast Cancer Haven, to promote and support Breast Cancer Awareness month.

    For the whole of October 2017, Little Greene customers will be actively helping to support people with breast cancer. We've pledged that 15p from every tin of paint and roll of wallpaper sold via our 270 UK-wide stockists, or through our website, will be donated directly to Breast Cancer Haven.

    Managing Director David Mottershead confirms: “What better way to support a charity and raise awareness than to pick a shade of pink to brighten up your home? Last year our loyal customers raised just over £12,000 for the charity – and I’m completely confident that we’ll beat that record total this year. Pink is such a joyous colour that imbues the home with a sense of life and wellbeing – the same focus that Breast Cancer Haven adopts to help improve the quality of life those affected by cancer. Breast Cancer Haven provides free personalised care and support for patients nationally and the funds Little Greene helps raise make a significant difference.”

    Pamela Healy OBE, Breast Cancer Haven’s Chief Executive adds: “This is the seventh time we have worked with Little Greene and we are thrilled that the company has once again chosen us as the charity to benefit from its support during Breast Cancer Awareness month. We receive no Government funding, so every penny raised is hard won and spent wisely on life-changing and life-affirming services. Pink is the colour of the moment, so update your home all
    the while knowing that you’re supporting a fantastic charity. Paint it pink in October!”

    Click here to browse our pink shades.

  • Little Greene At Design Central


    Lamp Black


    Little Greene will be exhibiting at the largest interior design show in the North of England, Design Central.

    Held at Colshaw Hall near Knutsford from Tuesday 26th to Wednesday 27th of September 2017, the show will present the latest in interior design trends. The Little Greene stand will feature 12 newly-launched shades from the new Colours of England colourcard and the latest wallpaper designs from our most recent collection 'London Wallpapers IV.'

    Opening Times:
    Tuesday 26th September 2017 9.30am - 5pm
    Wednesday 27th September 2017 9.30am - 5pm

    Design Central
    Colshaw Hall
    Stocks Lane
    Over Peover
    WA16 8TW

    We're looking forward to seeing you there.

  • Join Us At Decorex


    Little Greene will be returning to Syon Park for Decorex 2017 from 17th-20th September.

    Marking the launch of London Design Festival, this year Decorex celebrates 40 years of design collaborations.

    Visit us on Stand C38 to pick up a copy of our updated 'Colours of England' colourcard featuring twelve newly launched colours.

    Our Colour Consultants will be on hand to provide assistance and guidance on colour combinations and finishes.

    Our experts will also be available to provide information on our new finish, 'Flat Oil Eggshell,'a contemporary oil-based eggshell finish with a sheen level of 10% that sits right between matt and eggshell.

  • Little Greene at Design Junction 2017


    Sage Green, Mortlake Yellow


    Little Greene will once again be participating in the innovative Design Junction at Kings Cross from the 21st - 24th September 2017.

    Held as part of the London Design Festival, the event will give guests an opportunity to browse the Little Greene 'Colours of England' palette featuring seven newly launched colours.

    Guests will also have the opportunity to gain expert colour advice from our Colour Consultants, who will be on hand to provide assistance and guidance on combining colour.

    Visit us on Stand P19, Cubitt Park to see the latest from Little Greene.

    We look forward to welcoming you!

  • A Night At The Gallery



    We are delighted to be participating in 'A Night At The Gallery' on Thursday 19th October to raise money for 'New Beginnings,' a charity supporting those affected by the New Ferry gas explosion. The evening at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum in Birkenhead will see our Marylebone Showroom Manager, Robert Paul providing advice on combining colour and incorporating artwork into a scheme. He will also introduce our new 'Colours of England' colourcard and explain how to navigate the colour palette.

    There will be an opportunity for guests to receive bespoke colour advice and each entry ticket will be redeemable against one complimentary Little Greene sample pot at Brewers Birkenhead. The latest Little Greene wallpaper books will also be on display for guests to browse and plan their next decorating project.

    Canapés and welcome drinks will be provided and there will be a raffle with the opportunity to win £250 to spend with Little Greene.

    Tickets are available at £5.00 each and can be purchased from Brewers Birkenhead:

    1 Valiant Way, Lairdside Technology Pk, Birkenhead CH41 9HS

    0151 647 6375

    Purchase here:


  • The Effect Of Light On Colour

    Light is an extremely important factor to consider when selecting colour for your home. Depending on how the light changes within each room throughout the day will impact the way that colours appear on the walls. Little Greene paints contain 40% more pigment than other paint, giving the shades a depth of colour that subtly changes in different lights.

    When selecting colours, simply paint shades out onto an A4 piece of paper or wall and move them around the room throughout the course of the day so you can see how the changing light will affect them. You will observe big changes in light at different times.

    South Facing Rooms

    South Facing Rooms tend to have warmer light, so colours can appear more yellow. For a South Facing Room, cool shades such as ‘French Grey Pale’ or ‘Gauze’ will read as neutral whites, and warm whites such as ‘White Lead’ or ‘First Light’ will become quite cream.

    Celestial Blue & Marine Blue
    Yellow Pink & Lamp Black

    North Facing Room

    Colours in North Facing rooms tend to look consistently flatter and cooler than they would do when bathed in direct light. Stronger green-blues such as ‘Air Force Blue’ and ‘Canton’ are fairly warm colours. In a neutral scheme, shades with a pink or yellow undertone such as the ‘Rolling Fog’ or ‘Stock’ colour families will help warm up the overall feel of the room.

    Down & Knightsbridge

    West Facing Rooms

    The natural light in West and East facing rooms changes dramatically throughout the day. Make the most of the changing light by varying the strength of shades in a neutral colour scheme and adding in accent colours as a highlight for architectural features.

    Slaked Lime Deep & Route One
    French Grey Dark & French Grey

    East Facing Rooms

    If the bedroom or perhaps kitchen faces East then make the most of the morning with a strong or radiant colour. Bright colours will appear more subdued in the evening light.

    Lamp Black
    Confetti & Lamp Black

    For more information on choosing colour, visit our website:

  • Little Greene - The Library

    Little Greene recently worked with Campbell Smith in the restoration to the Wyatt Ceiling in the Library at Brasenose College, Oxford.

    Campbell Smith provide expert restoration to both fine decoration and more contemporary properties including gilding and stencilling.

    Image: Campbell Smith


    Image: Campbell Smith
    Image: Campbell Smith

    The restoration project was awarded ‘Very Highly Commended’ in the ‘Highly Decorative’ category at the Premier Trophy Awards earlier this month.

  • Using A Colour Highlight - Yellow


    Yellows have an inherent brightness, freshness and warmth that makes them an ever-popular colour all around the home.

    The 'Colours of England' palette includes varying hues of this vibrant shade to provide brightness in both classic and contemporary schemes.


    Mortlake Yellow, Sage Green


    'Mortlake Yellow' is a warm golden yellow which was used generously in the 17th century weaves of the Mortlake Tapestry Works, where under Charles I, a new generation of English craftsmen produced the finest tapestries in Europe.

    Pair with the soothing, natural 'Sage Green' for a scheme inspired by nature.


    Grey Stone, Sunlight


    Sunlight provides a  true reduction of ochre and titanium brightened with a dash of organic yellow, Combine 'Sunlight' with 'Woad' for the perfect backdrop to yellow trim and skirting.



    Light Gold, Urbane Grey

    'Light Gold' is a delightful warm colour originally conceived from chrome yellow, white and a dash of vermilion. Paint a full wall in 'Light Gold' for a beautiful, bold impact.


    Trumpet, Cape Red


    'Trumpet' is an accent colour, derived from the development of strong coloured plastics. Popular when used sparingly in more neutral environments and sometimes used as a joinery colour for flush door faces and architraves, particularly towards the end of the decade and into the early 1980s. Use alongside 'Cape Red' for a powerful, dramatic finish.

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