Brands We Love - Little Greene Paint
This week it’s all about paint and we’ve chosen to work with a brand we love - Little Greene Paint. Read on to discover why we love this brand PLUS enter our competition for a chance to win a 5 litre tin of this gorgeous paint in the colour of your choice delivered free to your home.
Upper Wall: Aquamarine – Pale 282, Lower Wall: Aquamarine – Mid 284, Island: Aquamarine 138, Worktop: Livid 263
Little Greene is a brand we love because they are passionate about paint and their range of colour is one of the most authentic that you'll find anywhere in the UK.
A Rich Heritage and History of Colour
The Little Greene range of paints is carefully curated by working alongside a team of researchers and conservators to bring you a timeless palette each with its own rich history. The range spans the centuries to include colours from many periods of architectural significance.
Bottom Half and under Window Sill: Edith’s Eye 301, Above: Wormwood 300, Door: Pique 299
One thing I love about the paints is that each colour has a story. Extensive research brings every colour to life with its own rich history. Many of the colours on the colour card have a little icon to indicate the era of their first use. From an authentic Georgian grey to 19th Century classic ‘estate’ colours such as Celestial Blue and Portland Stone.
Mid Azure Green
Moving forward into the 20th Century there’s bright pops of oranges and greens based on 1970’s modernist interiors trends which are coming back into fashionable homes right now.
Discovering New Colours - Green
Alongside the heritage colours there is always a sharp eye on contemporary trends and this year the focus is green. The new Green Collection will be launching at September at Decorex and features 31 beautiful greens. Each with a noteworthy origin and and important place in contemporary interior design.
All: Puck 298, Ceiling: Slaked Lime – Mid 140
Since the beginning of 2018 Little Greene has worked alongside The National Trust in houses throughout England Wales and Northern Ireland to find original colour and to tell the stories of those who first enjoyed them.
The new collection features 20 National Trust derived shades alongside important greens from the Little Greene archive and the current colour card.
Wall: Jewel Beetle 303, Dresser: Chocolate Colour 124, Ceiling: Pique 299
Little Greene paints use only natural, organic and safe synthetic pigments. They are formulated on a high opacity base and contain up to 40% more pigment than ordinary decorative paint. This gives a depth of colour which can’t be achieved with ordinary paints and is one reason why interior designers and professional decorators will often recommend the Little Greene Paint range. At Create Perfect we love them because the colour cards are always true to the paint colours. They also have a clever little trick whereby you can fold the cards so that you can place the swatches directly against the surface you want to apply them to - no more cutting and sticking!
The texture and coverage is great and the range of colours work well with the earthy Scandi style, mid century modern and contemporary homes with traditional decor which we’ve worked at recently. Choosing whites is always a challenge and Slaked Lime is one of Gina’s favourites which she loves as a sophisticated warm white which maximises light in every room.
As seen here it works well with soft greys and charcoal colours that are popular in modern homes.
Brickwork: Scree 227, Right Wall: Slaked Lime
There’s also a great range of finishes for every surface and the paints are quick drying and virtually odourless. This is an really great for minimising down time when project managing decorating and furniture installation.
Green and Child Friendly
Additionally if you are looking for paints with green credentials Little Greene water based paints contain very low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which contribute to atmospheric pollution. Their oil based paints are formulated with naturally occurring vegetable oils and everything is made in the UK and certified to the European Environmental Standard of As well as this much of the range has been certified as child safe.
Win a Tin of Little Greene Paint
So now is your chance to have a 5 litre tin of one of this lovely paint in any colour that you choose delivered directly to you to start your decorating project. Simply enter your details below. Good Luck!!
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