Carmine (189)

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Carmine - No 189.

LRV (Light Reflectance Value) - 24

A colour introduced by migrants from the Indian subcontinent. A colour card of 1968 includes Carmine as a dusky pink‚ as one of the new-this-year emulsion colours.


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Our most popular paint, Absolute Matt Emulsion is the classic finish for interior walls and ceilings. It's a water-based, environmentally friendly paint and dries to an incredibly flat finish that exudes character.

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Intelligent Matt Emulsion is Little Greene's ground-breaking paint - it's matt, environmentally-friendly, child-safe and completely washable. This makes it suitable for all areas of your home including kitchens, children's rooms and high-traffic hallways.

Intelligent Eggshell

Formulated to resist moisture, staining and general wear and tear, Intelligent Eggshell has a tough yet subtle finish and is a superb paint for all woodwork and kitchen & bathroom walls.
It will give tremendous service in a busy home and is an ideal solution for those who want durability with a soft, low-sheen finish.

Intelligent Gloss

A quick drying alternative to our Traditional Oil Gloss, this is used for woodwork and metalwork and has a brilliant high sheen.

Intelligent Exterior Eggshell

A high performance, self-priming opaque wood finish with excellent penetration, making it one of the smartest choices for exterior joinery.


A traditional breathable paint, commonly used in older buildings and loved because of its soft, powdery finish. Water-based and environmentally friendly, our Distemper is strengthened to be wipable but is not recommended for areas of high traffic or condensation.

Masonry Paint

A highly effective, 100% acrylic formulation with a matt finish, providing the best performance on stone, brick and cementuous surfaces.


Made from slaked lime, this traditional, breathable finish is suited for use on stone and brick walls, porous masonry and lime plaster. Supplied as a putty, dilution is required, with colour and opacity achived by the build of successive coats.

Tom's Oil Eggshell

Traditional Oil Eggshell is the traditional paint for woodwork and metalwork. With a low sheen it's the perfect complement to a matt wall paint and is tough enough to withstand wear and tear and repeated cleaning.

Traditional Oil Eggshell

The preferred choice of our most senior chemist, the exterior finish gives superb durability and has excellent flow, giving a beautifuly flat, low sheen finish on woodwork and metalwork.

Traditional Oil Gloss

Traditional Oil Gloss has a classic high sheen finish;  very smart on front doors and a popular choice for general interior and exterior woodwork and metalwork.

Floor Paint

Little Greene's oil-based Floor Paint is suitable for wood and concrete floors. Available in all our colours, it has an attractive and exceptionally tough mid-sheen finish.

Intelligent Primer Undercoat

A high quality, quick-drying, combined primer & undercoat for bare wood as a suitable preparation for all Little Greene finishes.

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A classic primer & undercoat with excellent flow and levelling for a perfect smooth finish on all interior and exterior woodwork and metalwork.

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Finish: Intelligent Matt Emulsion

First user of Intelligent Matt Emulsion, I usually use the Absolute Matt. I used this in my lounge and at first panicked thinking the sheen levels would be too high causing light to reflect off the walls, resulting in a loss of depth with colour. Yes there is a very slight sheen but it is still matt and the colour is actually deeper than the Absolute matt and darker. (I did try a tester pot) I find the absolute Matt does mark very easily so went to for Intelligent matt and very happy with the result plus it is wipeable and soes not mark as easily.

(Posted on 30/09/2017)

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