Friday 1 November 2013

How To Use Little Greene's Grey Paint Collection

Little Greene have just released a whole new collection devoted entirely to greys. Grouped in four gradated families, each is based on one of four naturally occurring pigments: Verdigris, Umber, Ochre and Red Oxide.

LTCGrey7 28 Shades Of Grey

We've put together our own design boards to show you how well these paints can be paired with Little Greene's existing wallpaper range.

Let's start with Grosvenor Street from London Wallpapers III, in the Alchemy colourway, shown above with one of our gilded pots painted using Lamp Black.

Little Greene Grosvenor Street from London Wallpapers III, a stunning wallpaper featuring a dark charcoal background with metallic burnt silver, stone and white; this charcoal palette works well with modern furniture which leaves plenty of space for the wallpaper to take centre stage; try with Little Greene Loft White, Portland Stone and Lamp Black.

Little Greene Furrow, a deep taupe, partners well with Pines in Golde from Little Greene Oriental Papers (gilded pot in Furrow).

Clockwise from top: An elegant period front door in taupe with black details, take a look at our our beeswaxed door furniture for a similar period feel;  Little Greene sample pots; a warm grey palette of Little Greene Limestone, True Taupe and Furrow; Pines wallpaper in the Golde colourway; taupe is one of those colours that can move seamlessly from front door to hallway.

Pines wallpaper in Silver Pine partners beautifully with Little Greene Lamp Black and Scree.

Let's move onto the softer charms of the last column in the new Little Greene grey collection.

Clockwise from top: this is a soft look that suits a monochromatic touch; Perennial Grey is a feminine shade with warm undertones. Here we've teamed it with Little Greene's North End Road wallpaper from London Wallpapers III, in Warm Silver, North End Road wallpaper; we suggest using Little Greene Down, Dash Of Soot, Perennial Grey and Knightsbridge.

And finally, Wilton (in Halo) from London Wallpapers III, a gentle stone background with metallic champagne highlights, is teamed with Little Greene Limestone. But, that a touch of gilding you see?

Come back for December's post for step by step tutorial on how to create this stunning bowl....just in time for Christmas!

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