Little Greene Paint Blog

  • The National Painting & Decorating Show

     

    Little Greene will once again be exhibiting at the National Painting & Decorating show in Coventry from 28th-29th November 2017.

    Visit us on stand 91 for product demonstrations, colour advice and an introduction to the latest Little Greene shades on our updated 'Colours of England' colourcard.

    Chief Chemist, Sean Tormay will provide a talk on exterior coatings and help visitors to demystify the chemistry of quality.

    Our Colour Consultants will be on hand to guide you through combining paint and wallpaper and provide an introduction to our new colour tool, the 'Little Book of Colour.'

    We look forward to welcoming you to the stand.

     

     

     

  • Clare Elise Interiors - A Neutral Scheme

     

    Clare Elise Interiors created a beautiful neutral scheme which flows from kitchen to living space using 'Shallows' and 'Inox.'

    'Shallows'
    'Shallows'

    Shallows contains the deftest touch of pigment which gives it a cool, understated depth.

    This was combined with a seating area painted with the beautiful light, silver grey, 'Inox.'

    'Inox'
    'Inox'

    They also created some bespoke joinery wardrobes finished in 'Scree,' a shade with humble provenance; the use of this grey was widespread in the nineteenth century as a cheap mix of leftover paint colours – an early example of paint recycling.

    'Scree'

    Photography: Chris Snook

    Styling: Clare Elise Interiors

  • Secret Linen Store - Little Greene

     

    The Secret Linen Store used a selection of Little Greene shades for their latest photoshoot.

    Hicks' Blue

    David Hicks, one of the most important designers of the 60s and 70s, used powerful colours in combination to dramatic effect. Besides domestic projects for English aristocracy, Hicks also worked on many commercial projects and used 'Hicks' Blue' in the restaurant at the top of the London Telecom Tower in 1962.

    Sage Green

    'Sage Green' was one of the colours enjoyed by the Victorians "on account of their repose to the sight, and their solid and quiet tone."

    French Grey

    Usually mixed with a little blue and a red, when a "middle tint" was required, French Grey was far from cheap to produce, it provides the perfect background for blue accessories.

    French Grey

    Click here to browse the shades.

  • 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. 

    Shirting
    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.

    Shirting
    Image: Whitworth Art Gallery

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

    Shirting
    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 www.littlegreene.com, 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

    Address:
    Design Central
    Colshaw Hall
    Stocks Lane
    Over Peover
    Cheshire
    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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-night-at-the-gallery-tickets-37730458818

     

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