Little Greene Paint & Wallpaper Blog

  • New VAT Savings Now Applied

    We are passing on the saving from the recent reduction in VAT to all our customers. As of Dec 1st 2008 the new VAT rate of 15% applies to all Little Greene UK retail prices. Please don't hesitate to contact us on 0845 880 5855 (UK), +44 161 23 00 880 (Overseas) or if you have any queries.

  • Decorex 2008 Showcases Little Greene Colours

    img_decorex-2008-london-lobbyDecorex 2008 is one of the Autumn highlights of the Interior Design industry's exhibition calendar.

    Decorex's impressive entrance lobby colour scheme was created by John Stefanidis Design Ltd,one of the world's leading interior design practices. The lobby walls beautifully showcased ‘Slipper’ one of over 128 striking colours in the Little Greene colour palette.

    Decorex 2008 saw the unveiling of the new colour card from Little Greene and featured the recently launched London Wallpapers collection, in association with English Heritage.

    Based on the most sought after shades in the Little Greene ranges, the updated ‘Colours of England’ palette features 128 shades - a versatile and balanced mix of neutrals and bright accent colours. 60 neutral tones, range from whites and off whites through creams, stones and muted yellows to greys.

    For more information please call us on +44(0) 161 2300 880

  • Little Greene unveils the 'New Colours of England'

    img_colour-wall-crop2-for-webThe New Little Greene Colours of England Colour Card has been unveiled.

    A 'New Vision for Interior Neutrals' has inspired the September launch of the New Colours of England Colour Card from Little Greene,one of the fastest growing brands in interior design.

    Based on the most sought after shades in the Little Greene ranges and including a number of newly developed colours , the updated palette represents a harmonious fusion of classic colours for a contemporary environment.

    The 128 shade collection is a versatile and balanced mix of neutrals and bright accent colours. 60 neutral tones, range from whites and off whites through creams, stones and muted yellows to greys.

    In line with Little Greene's strong environmentally-aware principles, all the neutral colours are based on naturally occurring pigments and minerals, which gives them an exceptionally organic appearance.

    Request Your Free Hand Finished Paint Colour Card

    Managing Director David Mottershead expands on the development of the colour card: "We wanted to enable customers to make their colour choices with more confidence. In addition, by clearly setting out the basic colours, we have been able to demonstrate the variation of colour that would have been used in historic buildings".

    Nine brand new colours include:

    144. Attic II

    A darker and more complex version of Silt (40), arresting schemes are made using colours from this group

    131. Aged Ivory

    Beautiful toned down version of a middle yellow - can be considered a stone colour

    133. Custard

    Gorgeous brighter yellow neutral - brings brightness and life to a scheme

    132. Chamois

    Warm and vibrant neutral used often with stone and natural textiles

    130. Joanna

    The palest of taupes, created for us by Joanna, a warm and easy white for many schemes

    142. Mushroom

    The classic gentle interior colour - neutral with a hint of red oxide for warmth

    146. Old Paper II

    A lighter version of the original colour, by popular request

    145. Pelt

    Deep warm and charming brown colour, can be used on large surfaces to great effect

    143. Rolling Fog

    A beautiful warm neutral - used historically as a white with darker colours

    All 128 colours are available in a wide range of paint finishes. Don't worry if you can't see your old favourite on the card. It will still be available to order!

    Request Your Free Hand Finished Paint Colour Card

  • New Dutch Professional Showroom Now Open

    img_etc-expo-showroom-1Little Greene has opened its first Dutch showroom in ETC expo, Culemborg Holland.

    Little Greene will showcase its range of the finest historic and contemporary paint & wallpaper collections to designers and architects and advise about all aspects of application and specification.

    A comprehensive range of professional colour consultancy tools will also be available

    David Mottershead MD of Little Greene, says: “I am delighted we are opening this showroom in Holland, particularly in such a high-profile location which represents the very best in design and excellence.

    The new showroom has been completely refurbished and fitted with all the latest technology for advising and choosing colour.”

    Now open at ETC Expo Centre, Stand 32, Randweg 20, 4100 AE Culemborg, Holland

    For further details please call Sander Sprengers on 06 15 952 266 or email

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  • 11 Colours for London Urban Arts Project

    img_shoreditch-canal-projectLittle Greene is thrilled to sponsor 'Canal Wall', a major urban regeneration arts project on Regents Canal in Hackney, East London. Little Greene paint, with its renowned depth of colour has been supplied for the entire project.

    Launched on June 28th 2008, the large-scale colour and light installation is by Yuko Shiraishi, a London-based Japanese artist with an international reputation. She has worked on several high profile public art projects including one for the BBC buildings at White City and more recently at Moorfields Eye Hospital children’s ward.

    For Regent’s Canal, Shiraishi has devised a simple but dramatic colour scheme using 11 different colours for the 70 metre-long brick wall, facing directly onto the west side of the Regent’s Canal adjacent to the Kingsland Basin, near to where she has had a studio for over 20 years.

    Pedestrians, cyclists and canal-users will observe the changing nature of the work as it reacts to sunshine, evening light, rain and cloud, as well as the effect its reflection will have on the canal itself.

    The project has been commissioned by Peer, a highly respected independent gallery and arts charity based in East London, in collaboration with The Shoreditch Trust, a local and award winning regeneration agency.

  • New Munich Showroom opens for Little Greene

    img_munich-showroom-march-08The prestigious Munich Design Centre has opened its doors to a brand new showroom for Little Greene.

    The showroom stocks a range of designer paint shades including the complete palette of over 128 shades of the finest historic and contemporary paint collections from Little Greene.

    In addition Little Greene’s first wallpaper collection: London Wallpapers,in association with English Heritage is now available.

    Architects and Interior Design professionals can benefit from a Professional Advice Service to help make the right colour choices, which includes a comprehensive range of colour consultancy charts and tools.

    Contact the Little Greene team at:

    The Little Greene Paint Company Ltd. Ottostrasse 5, 80333 München

    Tel: +49.89.5506.5757 E: W:

    Öffnungszeiten: Mo-Fr 9-13h und 14-18h

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  • Fresh New Little Greene Website

    Little Greene have launched a brand new website.

    img_homepage-6-and-finalView the complete range of beautiful Little Greene paint colours including a range of historic shades from the English Heritage collection and 16 shades from the contemporary CATWALK collection, inspired by the runways of Paris, London and Milan.

    With 11 finishes and 2 primer undercoats to choose from there is certainly one that is perfect for your decorating project.

    Browse the stunning new London Wallpapers ,recently launched in association with English Heritage. Order your free samples too. Each archive inspired design recommends complementary paint colours to give you a perfect result and a complete harmonious look.

  • New ULTIMATT Emulsion- 15 times tougher ...

    img_hallway-green00010Little Greene have launched ULTIMATT Emulsion, a technically-enhanced, multi-surface paint.

    15 x tougher than ordinary matt emulsion, ULTIMATT Emulsion is highly durable, stain resistant, washable and scrubbable.

    The ultimate performance paint it is ideal for use in high traffic areas such as hallways,living rooms,kitchens, and playrooms

    Tough enough for use on internal woodwork, skirtings and architraves,ULTIMATT Emulsion is also ideal for use on radiators and comes with a 10 year guarantee on external masonry.

    ULTIMATT® Emulsion has exceptional eco-friendly credentials.It has a water-based 100% acrylic formulation with minimal VOCs (0.3%),is virtually odourless, has excellent coverage requiring less coats and is highly durable, lasting longer before redecoration, so in turn reduces pollution from brush & roller washing. All Little Greene’s cans are made using recycled steel and can in turn be recycled after use.

    ULTIMATT® Emulsion is available in all 128 colours on the current colourcard, including 60 English Heritage colours, and in the 16 fashion-led shades from the CATWALK 07 | 08 collection.

    For more information please call our Customer Service Team on +44(0)161 230 0880

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  • Oil Based Gloss Product Advice


    A traditional, alkyd-based paint for use on interior or exterior surfaces. Flows to a smooth, hard wearing, high gloss finish resistant to repeated washing and condensation. Ideal for use in kitchens and bathrooms. Conforms to BS 7664.

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  • Acrylic Gloss Product Advice


    A tough, quick drying multi-surface acrylic gloss paint for use in many interior or exterior applications. Dries to a smooth subtle gloss finish with excellent covering power and adhesion. Recommended for use in kitchens and bathrooms. Compared to traditional gloss paints it has a much lower odour during application and drying.

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