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06/20/2014 // 26 comments

Little Greene Paint: Confidence With Colour

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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 Their aim was to find a way to make their heritage shades – which were originally made with natural earth pigments and often contained black, which gave them a muted quality – to work in more contemporary settings.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

Alexandra

20 / 20 / 2014

This is a wonderful, calming color scheme.

– Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

Fiona duke

20 / 20 / 2014

Couldn’t agree more – beautiful images and particularly loving the celestial blue, marine blue, bronze red combo

Happy Friday :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

20 / 20 / 2014

@Alexandra – I agree, the heritage shades have a very soothing quality thanks to their faded appearance.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

20 / 20 / 2014

@Fiona – Yes, I really like that combo as well – a cracking version of red and blue!

Nenad

20 / 20 / 2014

Yellow-pink? Wow, I learn sth new every time I read your blog. I guess that is a good thing. :)

Serena

20 / 20 / 2014

Really masculine and elegant, don’t you think?

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

20 / 20 / 2014

@Nenad – Thanks for always stopping by! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

20 / 20 / 2014

@Serena – Yes, it’s very well balanced!

latteLisa

20 / 20 / 2014

hick’s blue, basalt and orange aurora speak to me!

sofa.com

20 / 20 / 2014

Beautiful pics, wonderfully arranged – thanks Will! It’s really helpful to see colours paired up together like this. The guys at Little Greene can do no wrong.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

20 / 20 / 2014

@Lisa – Excellent choices!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

20 / 20 / 2014

@Sofa – Pleased you enjoyed it, guys! :)

dawnb

20 / 20 / 2014

Ooh I love the hicks blue and green! Love Little Greene paint. Currently painting some old IKEA bookcases matt loft white, with Thai sapphire backboards, paints lovely :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

20 / 20 / 2014

@Danwb – Your bookcases sound fantastic! :)

Lauren

20 / 20 / 2014

All of them are such beautiful colors. So much depth and calm. The basalt and orange aurora are definitely my favorites though.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

20 / 20 / 2014

@Lauren – We share the same favourite; you have good taste! ;)

Martyn white

20 / 20 / 2014

What wonderful colour combinations. I agree with you about the basalt and orange. Little Greene can do no wrong in my book.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

20 / 20 / 2014

@Martyn – You have excellent taste! Thanks for reading :)

Alysa

21 / 21 / 2014

These are so sophisticate and soft. I love the grey and orange aurora, but also the first combination of blues. And the staircase. Ok. They all need to be in my house.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

21 / 21 / 2014

@Alysa – Ha! I felt the same way, too!

Jay

22 / 22 / 2014

Love the bronze red! and all the deep hues!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

22 / 22 / 2014

@Jay – Ditto! They feel so indulgent!

Mobila

26 / 26 / 2014

I just found this blog and I absolutely love it :)
The Basalt and Orange Aurora combo is great.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

26 / 26 / 2014

@Mobila – Thank you! Great choice!

Maison white

29 / 29 / 2014

Who says blue and green should never be seen? Hicks’ blue and Green Verditer works a treat!

lisa

30 / 30 / 2014

Love the little green paint combo, and the velvet chesterfield sofa in marine blue – where is it from?