Little Greene - Greens Colour Collection
4 April 2019
Little Greenes NEW Green Paint Range
We are delighted to let you know about the arrival of Little Greenes new capsule collection ‘Green’, in collaboration with the National Trust. Comprising 31 paint shades, the ‘Green’ colourcard is a refreshing palette of authentic National Trust colours, discovered during their joint research programme. The collection will be available now.
Above: Little Greene - Ho Ho Green 305 - The suit of state room at the magnificent Nostell Priory near Wakefield in W Yorkshire was re-modelled in the 18th century by Robert Adam. This green is used to depict the plumage of the mythical Ho Ho Birds in the hand painted Chinese wallpaper that Chippendale installed himself.
As with Little Greenes previous colour-themed collections, including ‘Grey’, ‘Blue’ and ‘Pink’, Little Greene have identified an unrivalled selection of 31 greens. The card features 20 new National Trust colours, 5 new Little Greene colours and 6 existing Little Greene colours.
In true Little Greene fashion, they have divided the card into five columns to loosely represent each key green family. Positioned from left to right you will find: grey, neutral, yellow, aquamarine and turquoise greens – making it as easy as possible for your colour.
Above: Little Greene - Hopper 297 - This colour originates from Dublin. George Bernard Shaw was inspired by his garden. This shad is admired for the way it matches the leaves in the garden when the sun shines through. It is often paired with Mortar.
Drawing inspiration from sources such as Beatrix Potter’s Cumbrian farmhouse, George Bernard Shaw’s revolving writing hut and mythical birds featured on the wallpaper hung by Chippendale at Nostell Priory, the new colourcard features some intriguing stories in a comprehensive array of hues.
Above: Little Greene colour Puck 298 - Shakespeare famously used the name in his 1600's work A Midsummer Nights Dream.
Little Greene - Green Collection is available to order online now from desingerpaintstore.com. All sizes and finishes are available.
Little Greene - Tea With Florence - A highlight of Claydon House in Buckinghamshire the Chinese room is widely considered to be the finest surviving example of Chinoiserie in Britain. 18th century travel and international trade had given rise to an obsession with Asia and inspired the popular new ritual or Tea drinking. Generations of verneys used the Chinese room and a private sitting room and for taking tea with visitors including Florence Knightingale.