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 Palace Road Wallpaper design is part of Little Greene’s 19th Century Wallpaper range. The 1800s were a key period in the evolution of wallpaper production. During this century, the introduction of continuous paper reels from France, and subsequently roller-printing in 1840, replaced the traditional techniques by which individual rolls (called ‘pieces’) were printed by hand. The flamboyant, decorative style of the Regency Period championed the use of wallpaper. In particular, a fashion for striped wallpapers emerged as they became commercially available; a direct result of this era’s innovative production methods.
A typical historic damask, the design source was originally a woven silk from the 19th century, the effect of which is replicated in the print detail. Like the design High Street from London Wallpapers III, there are known examples of this pattern in more than one location, making it likely it was being produced in significant quantity from as early as the 18th century through to the late 1800s.
Complementing paint colours include:
Cordoba (277), Welcome Pale (179), Tuscan Red (140), Silt (40), Linen Wash (33),Mortar (239), Tusk (237), Inox (224), Mono (218), Scree (227), China Clay Deep (177), Chocolate Colour (124), Portland Stone Dark (157), Mirror (219), Tracery II (78), Grey Moss (234), Serpentine (233), Shallows (223), Bone China Blue Deep (184), Slaked Lime Mid (149), Slaked Lime Dark (151), Mid Bronze Green (125)
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.