‘If these walls could talk’ is the old adage that’s been taken quite literally by Little Greene.
Its partnership with the National Trust explores the tales of famous writers who first livedin its historic houses, inspiringa colour card of 31 green shades.
Launching at Decorex International 2018, thenew palette of green paints draws inspiration fromBeatrix Potter’s Cumbrian farmhouse, George Bernard Shaw’s revolving writing hut and the mythical birds featured on the wallpaper hung by Chippendale at Nostell Priory.
The partnership concludes an extensive paint research project that delved into the National Trust's houses and gardens throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland,finding the houses' original paint colours, and telling the stories of the people who first enjoyed them.
For the project,Little Greene was given access toover 350 significant historic interiors in the National Trust’s care, giving the brand anunparalleled opportunity to snoop through an eclectic mix of decorative styles.
The collection features 20 National Trust-derived shades, plus several important greens from Little Greene’s archives. Dip in and discover hues ranging from zingy limeto calming blue-green.
The little pots of paint give back to history too; acontribution from the sale of every can of Little Greene paint will be made in support of the National Trust’s conservation work, ensuring the nation’s historic houses, gardens and open spaces can be enjoyed for generations to come.In addition, Little Greene is also donating paint to bring colour and life back to some of the UK’s most loved properties.
Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.
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