Little Greene have recently pulled together a series of ‘highlight’ shades from their Book of Colour. Their aim was to find a way to make their heritage shades – which were originally made with natural earth pigments and often contained black, which gave them a muted quality – to work in more contemporary settings. I was interested to learn that Little Greene didn’t wish to change the colours in order to modernise then. Rather, they kept the colours true to their origins and architecture and changed the colours paired with the heritage shades instead. I can’t get enough of the Basalt and Orange Aurora pairing – total #makeyousmilestyle, I think!
I’ve said many a time that colour is sociable; it really comes alive when paired with another hue. In fact, this was the reason I started my Colour Cocktail series, which ended up as a whole chapter in my new Bright Bazaar book, too. So, naturally, I was in complete agreement with Little Greene’s MD David Mottershead when he said: “One colour in isolation can be attractive, two in combination can be beautiful and three shades used together can be quite exquisite.” So true! Personally I love this eclectic mix of hues and sophisticated base shades paired with bold accent or highlight hues. Which of these colours are catching your eye, folks?
// Photography by Little Greene