Little Greene Paint & Wallpaper Blog

  • Wyndham Lewis at IWM North


    Once again, we have collaborated with the Imperial War Museum North on their latest exhibition, 'Wyndham Lewis, Life, Art, War.'

    Image: IWM North

    The exhibition explores the artworks and story of the renowned twentieth-century artist.

    Image: IWM North
    Image: IWM North

    Curators selected a variety of  Little Greene shades to complement the artwork on display including 'Lead,' 'Welcome,' neutral 'Rolling Fog' and the delicate, gentle 'Pink Slip.'

    Image: IWM North

    The exhibition will be open until January 2018.

  • Beyond Borders At The Whitworth


    The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester have launched their latest exhibition, 'Beyond Borders' using Little Greene shades to complement the artwork on display.

    The exhibition explores South Asian textiles through media, fibres, embroidery, film, photography and performance.

    Each selected artist’s new work is debuted alongside textiles and objects from the Whitworth's extensive textile collection.

    High Street - Lapis

    The gallery selected our 'High Street' wallpaper in the 'Lapis' colourway and colours including 'Chocolate Colour' 'Marigold' and 'Shirting.'

    Chocolate Colour

    Beyond Borders will be open to visitors from 20 May 2017 - 3 June 2018.

    Marigold and Chocolate Colour


    Images: Whitworth Art Gallery

  • Little Greene For Little Hands...


    Our most environmentally-friendly paints; our tough and washable Intelligent Matt Emulsion, the supremely resilient Intelligent Eggshell and also our Absolute Matt Emulsion have all been certified as Child Safe under BS EN 71-3: 1995 (also known as the Toy Paint Regulations.)

    Skirting: Marigold 209
    Lower Wall: Pale Lime 70
    Upper Wall: Brighton 203
    Ceiling: Slaked Lime

    These paints are completely safe to use in all areas of the family home, making them the perfect choice for nurseries, furniture and toys.

    Walls: Bone China Blue - Pale 182
    Chalk board: Hicks’ Blue 208
    Desk: Bone China Blue - Pale 182
    Chair: Trumpet 196
    Flooring: Bone China Blue 107 & Bone China Blue - Pale 182

    Our Intelligent Matt and Intelligent Eggshell finishes have been designed to withstand the wear and tear of modern family living. They have been formulated to be:

    - Easy to apply
    - Quick-drying
    - Washable

    Importantly, you don't need to compromise on appearance - these paints have the same signature flatness and depth of colour you would expect from Little Greene.

    Walls: Tivoli 206
    Bedframe: Shirting 129
    Inside of bunk bed: Phthalo Green 199
    Wooden chair: Deep Space Blue 207

    Available in all Little Greene colours.

  • Introducing Flat Oil Eggshell...


    Our new Flat Oil Eggshell provides a contemporary oil-based eggshell finish with a sheen level of approximately 15-20% that sits right between matt and eggshell.

    Designed specifically for interior use, the formula has been developed to give superior, glide-on application characteristics with extended workability and open time, making brushing out a real pleasure, even for the least confident of painters.

    The formulation provides a smooth, low-sheen finish, suitable for woodwork including kitchen cabinets. The finish is extremely durable, making it the perfect choice to withstand the wear and tear of the family home.

    The product is available in our full range of beautiful, heritage shades for use on interior woodwork and metal.

    Click here to browse the shades.

  • 'Colours of England' in Hamburg...

    Journalists and bloggers attended a press breakfast at Café Paris in Hamburg for a preview of the new 'Colours of England' colourcard.

    Guests enjoyed breakfast at the restaurant before Little Greene Marketing Director, Ruth Mottershead presented the new palette.

    The updated 'Colours of England' colourcard is available to order now from

  • Little Greene at Marylebone Interiors Day 2017

    On Saturday 20th May, our London showroom team took part in the annual Marylebone Interiors Day event, a showcase of interior brands across the village.

    Guest artist Anna Proctor hosted informal workshops in the showroom using the Little Greene palette. Anna showcased her trademark technique of creating bespoke mural designs on a mixture of objects including skateboards and guitars.

    In the lead up to the event we were also invited to present our ‘Little Greene Award’ for a stand-out graduate on the Interior Design programme at Regent’s University.

    After reviewing the work, we awarded the title to Emma Macleod. Her project caught our attention with her innovative solution for an alternative water birthing experience in London.

    After receiving the award, Emma said, “I am very honoured to have received the Little Greene Award at the Regent’s University London graduate exhibition.  It is amazing to have been recognised for my final project by such an innovative company as Little Greene.

    The Interior Design programme at Regent’s has exposed me to such incredible industry opportunities and has created the most authentic, 'real’ experience throughout the degree.  With my final project, I have been fortunate enough to be able to delve into unchartered territory by researching and creating a solution for an alternative water birthing experience in London.  I hoped to create an environment where mothers are able to give birth in a comforting yet raw interior space.

    By incorporating traditional Japanese philosophical concepts of Wabi Sabi and Mono No Aware, I aimed to reintroduce the beauty of imperfection and impermanence to a contemporary western society.  Along with these techniques, a brutalist and simplistic approach to interior architecture allowed the water and natural elements to shine throughout.”

    Our Showroom Manager Robert also delivered an insightful talk at the Regent’s University during the day, featuring The Emotional Journey of Colour’ & ‘How To Use Little Greene Colours’.


  • Visit Little Greene At The Country Homes & Interiors Summer Show


    Aquamarine Colour Scales

    We will be attending the Country Homes & Interiors Summer Show from 1st – 3rd June at London’s Business Design Centre.


    Pea Green, Leather


    We are delighted to be able to offer you a pair of complimentary tickets to the show. To order your tickets, simply follow the link below and enter code 'CHIS17'. These tickets are limited, so don’t miss your chance to visit our Colour Consultants on stand VG12 to explore our updated Colours of England colour card.


    Light Gold


    We look forward to seeing you on the stand.

  • Visit Little Greene At House Dublin

    Don’t forget to visit Little Greene at House Dublin from 26th to the 27th of May in the RDS Main Hall in Dublin.

    The event provides advice and inspiration alongside an overview of the latest interior design trends.

    We will be exhibiting our latest wallpaper collection, ‘London Wallpapers IV’ and our soon to be launched ‘Colours of England’ colourcard.

    You can browse the full collection on Stand B18. We look forward to welcoming you.

    RDS (The Royal Dublin Society), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. D04 AK83


  • Little Greene At The Rebecca Hossack Gallery

    The Rebecca Hossack Gallery in London have refreshed their interior design scheme with a selection of Little Greene shades.

    Little Greene Colour Consultant, Fay Markopoulou-Meyer selected bold, bright shades to complement the contemporary artwork on display, the gallery used Deep Space Blue, Urbane Grey, Orange Aurora, Inox and Cape Red.

    To browse the shades, visit:


  • Coming Soon - The New 'Colours of England' Colourcard

    After much anticipation, our revived and revitalised colour card has been unveiled...

    The updated palette is extensive. It comprises 184 shades: 170 individual colours 14 of which are repeated in varying strengths as ‘Colour Scales’. The card spans over 300 years of historic interior design and includes many authentic 18th, 19th and 20th century shades, which are denoted by red icons identifying the era of their provenance. These archive colours sit harmoniously alongside contemporary shades conceived to meet the requirements of 21st century living. As a result, the card, whilst duly respectful of period architecture, is also completely in tune with modern life and today’s interior design aesthetics.

    The 2017 colour card contains seven new colours, some from the Little Greene archive, (‘Mid Azure Green’, ‘Grey Stone’, ‘Pale Lupin’, ‘Middle Buff’, ‘Light Gold’ and ‘Pleat’), and a new stand-alone shade ‘Mortlake Yellow’ in one of this year’s most on-trend tones.

    The new card benefits from a darker background which, combined with the ingenious ‘chips’, makes it even easier to visualise colours away from a bright white background. Comparisons are also easier to make when choosing between whites such as ‘Shirting’ and ‘Loft White’ in the new layout.

    All shades on the ‘Colours of England’ colour card are available in the full range of paint finishes: traditional and modern, interior and exterior.

    The new 'Colours of England' card will be available to order from May 22nd 2017.


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