Little Greene Paint Blog

  • London Wallpapers V - January 2019

     

    Carlton House Terrace - Blue Plume

     

    January 2019 will see the launch of our 13th wallpaper collection, London Wallpaper V - a compendium of heritage designs.

    Spanning 250 years of interior decoration (from 1690 to the mid 20th century), ‘London Wallpapers V’ is a compendium of authentic heritage designs, each one sensitively remodelled and expertly coloured for the 21st century home.

    With one exception, the 11 designs in the collection are based on fragments stored in English Heritage’s wallpaper archive at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, which were removed and preserved during the conservation of 18th and 19th century London houses.

     

    Brodsworth - Empress

     

    The exception is a first for Little Greene and English Heritage – the original design still hangs on the walls at Brodsworth Hall, an elegant and faithfully conserved Victorian country house in South Yorkshire.

    The collection will be launched at Déco Off in Paris and available to order online and through our network of stockists from January 21st.

    Follow us on Instagram for exclusive previews of the new collection.

  • Using Green

     

     

    North Brink Grey, Putti and Ulla are grey-greens that provide a harmonious neutral colour scheme when used in combination.

     

     

    Hidey Hole was discovered at George Bernard Shaw’s Hertfordshire residence in a small hut where Shaw found the tranquillity to write. With turquoise undertones, it works perfectly as an elegant all over scheme.

     

     

    The deep green-blue of Harley Green was found in the Library of Wimpole Hall, the largest house in Cambridge. Combine with Tea with Florence for a contemporary kitchen scheme.

     

     

    Ho Ho Green is perfect for use both within the home and to provide a warm welcome on the exterior of a property. The shade was originally depicted within the mythical Ho Ho birds in the hand-painted Chinese wallpaper at Nostell Priory.

     

     

    The bright Sage & Onions is the original colour of the garden gate at Beatrix Potter’s farm. Add a colour highlight to this bold finish with  a stripe of Tea with Florence.

  • VT Wonen & Design Beurs

     

    At the start of this month, Little Greene exhibited at VT Wonen & Design Beurs in Amsterdam.

     

    VT Wonen & Design Beurs stand

     

    Over 9,800 visitors attended the event to browse the latest interior design ideas and collections. Guests to the Little Greene stand browsed the new ‘Green’ shades from our latest capsule collection in collaboration with National Trust.

     

    VT Wonen & Design Beurs stand

     

    The 10,000 painted leaves used in the advertisement for our new ’Green’ campaign were scattered around the Little Greene stand.

     

    VT Wonen & Design Beurs stand

     

    Visitors received advice from our colour experts who provided guidance on combining the new green shades and selecting the perfect finish.

     

    VT Wonen & Design Beurs stand

     

    Thank you to everyone who visited the stand!

  • Little Greene at Decorex

     

    Little Greene recently exhibited at Decorex, which saw the launch of our new, highly anticipated ‘Green’ collection.

     

    The Little Greene stand

     

    The stand was decorated with some of the 10,000 leaves featured in our new advert, complete with a colour display of all the new shades found in the colourcard.

     

    'Green' colour display
    An array of leaves from the 'Green' advert
    'Sage & Onions' feature wall

     

    The feature wall on the stand was painted in Sage & Onions, a bright green shade that is the original colour of the garden gate at Hill Top, which was Beatrix Potter’s farm in the Lake District, found in The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck.

     

    David Mottershead giving an introduction to 'Green'

     

    Of the 31 beautiful shades featured on the colourcard, 20 are National Trust-derived which each tell a story. MD David Mottershead gave talks at Decorex to give an introduction to ‘Green’, detailing the extensive research project that took place with the National Trust which brought the shades to life.

     

    David Mottershead creating 'Green' colour combinations

     

    The Little Greene stand was located just inside the entrance and received a lot of attention from visitors, who were able to create ‘Green’ colour combinations using our brush out boards with the guidance of our on-hand colour experts.

  • Think Pink This October with Little Greene and Breast Cancer Haven

     

    Wrest Trail - Pink Plaster

     

    Little Greene joins forces once again with Breast Cancer Haven to support Breast Cancer Awareness month.

    For the eighth year running, the Little Greene Paint Company has joined forces with national charity, Breast Cancer Haven, to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness month.

    For the whole of October 2018, Little Greene customers will be supporting those whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.
    We have 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.

     

    Wrest Trail - Pink Plaster

     

    With centres in London, Hereford, Yorkshire, Wessex and Worcester, Breast Cancer Haven is the only national breast cancer charity that provides one to-one support to improve the quality of life of anyone affected by breast cancer. Working alongside the NHS, Breast Cancer Haven offers a free, integrated breast cancer support service and a telephone service for patients unable to travel to one of their centres. Trained therapists, counsellors and advisers are on hand to listen to individual patients and provide them with bespoke practical, emotional and physical support.

    Since opening, Breast Cancer Haven has provided over 750,000 appointments and has helped over 12,000 visitors.

    Managing Director David Mottershead confirms: “We’re delighted to be supporting Breast Cancer Haven again. Last year, our stockists and customer raised an incredible £12,000 to help Breast Cancer Haven to provide counselling and therapies to those that need support.”

  • Transforming Kitchen Cabinets

     

    Light Peachblossom and Grey Teal

     

     

    The kitchen is the hub of the family home - a place for vibrancy, energy and inspiration. Painting kitchen cabinets is an effective way of transforming a kitchen with ease.

    Utilise colour to create an inspiring space to reflect your interior style. Be bold with dark shades or produce a simple, neutral scheme with a highlight of colour.

    Formulated to resist moisture, staining and general wear and tear, our Intelligent Eggshell finish has a tough, yet subtle, low-sheen finish and is perfect for use on wooden kitchen cabinets.

    Intelligent Eggshell is fully washable, making it perfect for use in the kitchen. Suitable for most surfaces, including walls, woodwork and primed metals such as radiators and pipework.

    Hicks' Blue

    Intelligent Eggshell is:

    - Available in all colours in the Little Greene palette

    - Suitable for most surfaces, including walls, woodwork and primed metals such as radiators

    - Fully washable

    - Child Safe accredited

    - Virtually odourless

    - Dry in 2-4 hours

    - Environmentally-friendly

    - Low sheen of 15%

  • Win with Little Greene and AttikoArt

     

     

    Emmy Burst and Nevie Brook designs by AttikoArt

     

    We're giving you the chance to win one of these beautiful prints by AttikoArt created using our new 'Green' palette.

    AttikoArt produce exclusive abstract art, colour-customised to compliment any interior scheme - a concept created by mother and daughter designer duo, Michelle Belak and Melissa Tucker.

    These two framed canvas prints were inspired by and created with shades from our new 'Green' colourcard.

    Simply visit our Facebook page and comment 'Green' on the post for your chance to win. The winner will be announced on 1/10/18. Good luck!

    Terms & Conditions:
    - The prize is for one medium-sized, framed, canvas print (60x80cm) and has a retail value of £239 (The winner can choose to spend above this to purchase a larger canvas but will have to pay the additional amount.)
    - The prize is as stated and is non-transferrable, non-refundable and no cash or credit alternative is available
    - Only one entry per person will be accepted
    - Competition is only open to people aged 18 or over, and UK resident
    - This contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law

  • Edeline Lee at London Fashion Week

     

    London-based Canadian fashion designer, Edeline Lee selected Little Greene shades for the showcase of her Spring/Summer 2019 collection at London Fashion Week.

     

    Image: Alex Barron Hough

     

    The immersive show was inspired by the lives of contemporary women, repeating every fifteen minutes with scenes incorporating a red carpet arrival, runway show and after-party.

     

    Image: Alex Barron Hough

     

    The collection focuses on texture and structure, experimenting with ruching, ruffles, stripes and zigzag patterns.

     

    Image: Alex Barron Hough

     

    'Slaked Lime - Mid,' 'Slaked Lime' and 'Portland Stone' provided the perfect neutrals for the backdrop to the performance.

     

  • Request your complimentary 'Green' colourcard...

     

    Sage & Onions 288, Tea with Florence 310

     

    Our latest collection, 'Green' is now available to order through our network of stockists and online.

    The card features a selection of 31 beautiful greens, each with a noteworthy origin, and each with an important place in contemporary interior design. There are 20 National Trust-derived shades, plus several important greens from Little Greene’s archives and the current colourcard have also been included.

    In true Little Greene fashion, the card and its contents are designed to be easy to use and choose from. Divided into five columns, the collection is loosely arranged to represent each of the key green families: grey greens, neutral greens, yellow greens, blue greens and turquoise greens.

     

    'Green'

     

    Request your complimentary 'Green' colourcard to plan your next decorating project.

     

     

    'Green' Moodboard, Fabric - @mollymahonblockprinting

     

  • Visit us at Decorex...

     

    Visit us at stand A36 at Syon Park where we'll be exhibiting our highly anticipated capsule collection, 'Green', in collaboration with the National Trust.

     

    Sage & Onions, Tea with Florence

     

    Drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as Beatrix Potter’s Cumbrian farmhouse, George Bernard Shaw’srevolving writing hut and even mythical birds featured on the wallpaper hung by Chippendale at Nostell Priory, the new colourcard features some intriguing stories and a gamut of glorious greens in a comprehensive array of hues.

     

    Pall Mall, Trumpet

     

    Our expert Colour Consultants will be on hand to offer advice on selecting the perfect scheme for your project. We look forward to seeing you!

     

    Ho Ho Green

     

     

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