We love The Little Greene Wallpaper range; the stories, history and provenance behind the designs are fascinating. The designs themselves are truly stunning and will make a real design statement in any room.
The Ombré Plain Wallpaper design is part of Little Greene’s 20th Century Wallpaper range. This particular century saw streamlined machinery and astute marketeers combine to create a new global demand for commercial wallpapers which, in turn, radically transformed the shape and size of the industry. By the mid-century, wallpaper patterns had become much less restricted by printing methods and much more influenced by the artistic expressions of the post-war era.
Very much a twentieth century design, this is a 1950’s English pattern found at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester. A band of fine, single colour white stripes over flat ground(s), it’s in fact the space between stripes that creates the subtle optical movement. The more complex striped versions contain an additional three ground colours each, and the plain versions are produced in matching colourways to specifically coordinate with the different elements of the stripe, offering a highly flexible range of papers to be used in combination in traditional and contemporary homes alike.
Complementing paint colours include:
Shallows (223), Scree (227), French Grey (113), White Lead (74), Sunlight (135), Aquamarine – Deep (198), Ceviche (230), Cool Arbour (232), Slaked Lime (105), Acre (76), Tracery II (78), Hicks’ Blue (208), Clockface (81), Celestial Blue (101), Shirting (129), Carmine (189), Portland Stone Pale (155), Portland Stone Dark (157), Wood Ash (229), Apple (137), Acorn (87)
Please note Little Greene wallpapers are guaranteed only when hung using Little Greene’s Ready Mixed Wallpaper Paste (please see accessories below). Its high-quality, starch-based formulation provides good initial tack and excellent slip, for precise positioning when hanging Little Greene’s high-grade base papers (both paste-the-paper and paste-the-wall – please see product specification tab for details). Easy to use; no mixing required. 2.5kg and 5kg tubs available. A 2.5kg tub will hang approximately 3 standard rolls of wallpaper.