Little Greene Paint Blog

  • 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.

  • 'Colours of England' - Dutch Press Launch

     

    Journalists, editors and bloggers attended the Hoxton Hotel in Amsterdam on Thursday April 13th for a preview of 12 additions to the 'Colours of England' Colour Card.

    Little Greene Marketing Director, Ruth Mottershead presented the new colours to guests, the shades were also incorporated into a 'Games Room' scheme.

    Thank you to everyone who attended the event.

     

     

  • Little Greene at Münchner Stoff Frühling 2017

     

    From 23rd – 27th March, our Little Greene Munich Showroom welcomed interior designs and architects to celebrate the annual event, Münchner Stoff Frühling.

    Ruth Mottershead & Bastian Pfeiffer.

    The springtime exhibition, featuring over 28 showrooms in Munich is an exclusive textile and design trade fair where visitors catch the first glimpse of the latest collections.

    Wallpaper: Pall Mall - Canton Gold.

    Showcasing our wallpaper collection, ‘London Wallpapers IV’, Marketing Director, Ruth Mottershead presented the range, introducing each paper and explaining the historical story behind each design.

    Wallpaper: Upper Brook St. - Minuit.

    The showroom was decorated especially for the event in our lead paper from the collection, ‘Upper Brook Street – Minuit’ which was complemented perfectly with a bold highlight of ‘Citrine 71’ (left wall) and ‘Jack Black 119’ on the skirting and floor.

  • Little Greene - Hotel Gude

     

    Hotel Gude in Kassel - Germany, selected various colourways of our Lansdowne Walk wallpaper to create a fresh, bright scheme throughout their rooms.

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    Image: Hotel Gude

     

    They used a combination of the Rose and Marigold colourways on the walls and ceiling to create a contemporary highlight.

     

    Image: Hotel Gude

     

    Image: Hotel Gude

     

  • Little Greene At The Frans Hals Museum

     

    The Frans Hals Museum in Holland have used Little Greene 'Dark Bronze Green' throughout their exhibition space.

    Collaborating with Little Greene Stockist, De Mooiste Muren, 'Dark Bronze Green,' a dark verdant colour which was originally used to paint Victorian front doors and railings was selected to complement the artwork on display.

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    010.FRANS HALS MUSEUM -ERE ZAAL 2016-PH.GJ.vanROOIJ Image: FRANS HALS MUSEUM
  • Visit Us At The Irish Interiors Showcase

     

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    Little Greene will be exhibiting at the Irish Interiors Showcase in March 2017.

    Taking place in Ballyclare (6th-7th March) and Dublin (8th-9th March), the events will showcase the latest in interior design.

    Visit our stand to view our new wallpaper collection, ‘London Wallpapers IV.’ The collection comprises twelve designs over 58 papers in an enticing palette of classic and contemporary colourways, enhanced with subtle printed textures. Five designs are drawn from existing Little Greene collections, and retain some of their original Little Greene colourways as well as new, updated tones.

    There are also seven unseen designs in a variety of delightful shades.

    Ballyclare Showcase
    Hilton Templepatrick, Paradise Walk, Castle Upton Estate,
    Templepatrick
    BT39 0DD
    Ireland

    Dublin Showcase
    Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan Rd, Woodland,
    Dublin
    A94 V6K5
    Ireland

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month With The Haven...

     

    Paradise - Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Month With The Haven

    In October 2016, we participated in Breast Cancer Awareness month for the sixth year, raising as much as possible for Breast Cancer Haven, a charity providing support for those affected by breast cancer.

    Throughout the month, we donated 15p from every tin of paint and roll of wallpaper sold to the charity.

    To commemorate the event, we launched our latest ‘Pink’ collection alongside a limited edition colourway of our Paradise wallpaper design, which was specially recoloured in a delicate rose hue.

    Our stockists produced imaginative, beautiful pink window displays and wore pink aprons to raise awareness and as much money as possible for Breast Cancer Haven.

    With the help of our stockists, we have raised over £12,000 for the cause. This will help Breast Cancer Haven to offer free emotional, physical and practical support to anyone affected by breast cancer.

    We would like to thank all our stockists for their efforts and all their help in creating another successful Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Art Club at the London Showroom

    This week, the Little Greene Showroom team hosted their first ‘Art Club’ event – a creative event programme of stimulating talks and workshops, featuring a diverse line-up of unique guest speakers.

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    Rosalind Davis, (featured above) is an Artist & Curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery.

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    A number of our customers and Interior Designers were invited to join us for Rosalind’s event, ‘Using space to tell a story’.

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    In addition to curating a small (yet perfectly formed) exhibition of her artwork, Rosalind shared how she brings her projects together at the gallery, whilst balancing multiple artists in a range of contemporary spaces.

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    For to find our more information about the next Art Club event, please contact the London Showroom team on marylebone@littlegreene.com

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  • London Wallpapers IV - Our Colour Combinations

    Our Colour Consultants have selected three of our new wallpaper designs and some of their favourite colour combinations to go with them. Our coordinating colours will compliment and accentuate the wallpaper design you have chosen, for both subtle and dramatic schemes.

    Upper Brook St - Minuit

    1483 17b 10 - LO Res RGBColour CombinationAs the complex mural design gives the illusion of depth, try using Jack Black on the skirting to add another dimension to a feature wall.

    French Grey Pale is the perfect shade to use on your remaining walls or floors.

    As featured here, try a flash of Citrine on finer areas of detail, such as door edges.

    Palace Road - Oakes

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    Colour Combination 3

    A combination of shades from the Slaked Lime family on walls, skirting, cornices and alcoves will provide a harmonious backdrop for this floral design.

    From our Limited Edition ‘Pink’ collection, Hellebore is an unexpected, yet charming combination for this historic damask paper.

    Chelsea Bridge - Halcyon

    Chelsea Bridge - Halcyon 2Colour Combination 2In addition to using a delicate combination of Slaked Lime colours to enhance this design, try updating key pieces of furniture with an unlikely combination of rich colours such as Cape Red and Invisible Green.

    Visit www.littlegreene.com for more information.

  • Little Greene at Paris Déco Off...

     

    From January 19th - 23rd, our Paris showroom participated in the annual Paris Déco Off.

    The showroom displayed our new wallpaper collection, ‘London Wallpapers IV’ with a distinctive window display of ‘Upper Brook St,’ featuring brightly coloured kniphofia flowers, commonly known as torch lilies or red hot pokers.

    20170119_155727 Showroom Manager, Vincent Vallée at Paris Déco Off
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    Our colour consultants were on hand to provide expert advice on combining wallpaper with paint and showcase the new designs.

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    Guests were invited to attend the official launch of the new collection on Saturday the 23rd where they celebrated in the showroom with live music, drinks and canapés.

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    Thank you to everyone who visited us throughout the four days of the event, it was lovely to see so many of you.

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