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The Little Greene Paint Collection

Little Greene is a renowned British paint company that has been crafting exquisite paints and wallpapers since 1875. Celebrated for its exceptional quality, depth of colour, and historical authenticity, the Little Greene paint collection is a favourite among interior designers and homeowners alike. Shop the brand’s full timeless palette here.

The Little Greene Paint Collection

A Heritage of Excellence

Little Greene’s rich history is evident in its extensive collection of hues, many of which are inspired by traditional pigments and techniques used centuries ago. The company’s commitment to preserving the integrity of these timeless colours ensures that each shade remains true to its original character. The paint collection is meticulously curated to encompass a wide spectrum of styles and periods. From the vibrant greens of the Georgian era to the serene blues of the Edwardian period, Little Greene’s colours seamlessly blend with both classic and contemporary interiors.

Little Greene’s paints are not just beautiful, they are also formulated with the utmost care and attention to detail. The company uses only the finest pigments and resins, resulting in a paint that is both durable and easy to apply.

Paint Finishes

Little Greene offer an extensive range of finishes across their colour palette, suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Formulated with low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and other environmentally friendly ingredients, the finishes provide an eco-conscious option that is both durable and luxurious. Here’s a summary of each below to help you find the right finish for your requirements.

The Little Greene Paint Company Ashes of Roses (6)

Absolute Matt Emulsion


  • A chalky, flat matt finish with a low sheen level.
  • A breathable, water-based paint ideal for interior walls and ceilings.
  • Very durable and wipeable, making it a practical solution for low traffic areas of the home including bedrooms, living and dining rooms.
  • Low VOCs.
  • Certified as child-safe (under toy paint regulations) and also pet-friendly.
  • Quick drying (2-4 hours) and low odour.

(Little Greene image:  walls – Ashes of Roses (6) paint, vase – Citrine (71) paint, table – Light Peachblossom (3) Paint)

Intelligent Matt Emulsion


  • A versatile flat matt finish with low sheen.
  • Suitable for use on walls and ceilings in high-traffic rooms including hallways and children’s rooms, as well as well ventilated kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Low-odour and dries to a tough, wipe-clean washable finish.
  • Low VOC, water-based paint.
  • Certified as child-safe (under toy paint regulations).
  • Quick drying.

(Little Greene image: under-stairs panelling – Juniper Ash (115) paint, walls – Mono (218) paint, floor – Wood Ash (229) paint)

The Little Greene Paint Company Mono (218)
The Little Greene Paint Company Gauze Dark (166)

Intelligent Eggshell


  • An elegant yet robust finish.
  • Ideal for interior woodwork and walls, as well as primed metals. Also suitable for kitchen and bathroom walls in ‘splash zones’.
  • Moisture and stain resistant.
  • Low-sheen, water-based paint that provides excellent scrubbability, perfect for high-traffic areas.
  • Low VOCs.
  • Certified as child-safe (under toy paint regulations).
  • Quick drying.

(Little Greene image: bottom of wall – Blush (267) paint, top of wall – Gauze Dark (166) paint, Shelf – Dark Lead Colour (118) paint)

Intelligent Floor Paint


  • A hardwearing and durable finish that is suitable for use on interior wood, concrete and primed metal floors, as well as interior woodwork.
  • A high-traffic, water-based paint.
  • Low-odour and dries to a tough, scuff-resistant finish.
  • Washable and easy to clean.
  • Low VOCs.
  • Certified as child-safe (under toy paint regulations).
  • Quick drying (within 4 hours).

(Little Greene image: floor – Air Force Blue (260) paint, doors – Smalt (255) paint, Skirting – Jack Black (119) paint, walls – Shallows (223) paint)

The Little Greene Paint Collection
The Little Greene Paint Collection



  • A traditional, water-based paint.
  • Soft, powdery matt finish with low-sheen, perfect for creating a rustic, aged or timeworn look or restoring older buildings.
  • Suitable for walls and ceilings in low-traffic areas such as bedrooms, living and dining rooms.
  • Not recommended for areas of contact or condensation.
  • Very breathable and low VOC.
  • Wipeable finish.
  • High opacity and low odour.

(Little Greene image: splashback and units – Flint (236) paint)

Traditional Oil Gloss


  • A high-gloss, oil-based paint that is perfect for doors, trim, and other architectural details.
  • Suitable for interior and exterior primed metals and woodwork.
  • Very durable, practical and long-lasting.
  • Formulated with naturally occurring vegetable oils for a more eco-friendly solution.
  • Washable.

(Little Greene image: front door – Mister David (47) paint, woodwork – Loft White (222) paint)

The Little Greene Paint Company Mister David (47)
The Little Greene Paint Collection

Intelligent Satinwood


  • A smooth and silky, satin finish that is ideal for use on interior woodwork including joinery, skirting, interior doors, window frames and wood furniture.
  • A mid-sheen, water-based paint.
  • Low-odour and dries to a hard, durable finish.
  • Low VOCs.
  • Certified as child-safe (under toy paint regulations).
  • Low-maintenance, washable paint.
  • Quick drying (2-4 hours).

(Little Greene image: wall, peg rails and unit – Pleat (280) paint, shelving – Heat (24) paint)

Intelligent Gloss


  • An elegant high-gloss finish that is perfect for creating a dramatic and eye-catching effect.
  • Suitable for interior and exterior woodwork and primed metals.
  • A great choice for front doors, high-traffic areas including hallways and high-maintenance rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Water-based paint with low VOCs.
  • Very durable and washable / easy to clean.
  • Quick drying.

(Little Greene image: woodwork – Trumpet (196) paint, wallpaper – Loriini wallpaper in Dorian, mantlepiece, wall and stairs – Cool Arbour (232) paint, chimney breast- Grey Moss (234) paint)

Little Greene Loriini Wallpaper
The Little Greene Paint Company Mid Azure Green (96)

Interior Oil Eggshell


  • A smooth, low-sheen, oil-based eggshell paint finish suitable for interior primed metal and woodwork.
  • Durable, high quality option for busy family homes.
  • Water resistant – good for wooden window and door frames.
  • Low odour and washable.

(Little Greene image: walls and panelling – Mid Azure Green (96) paint)

Intelligent Exterior Eggshell

  • A self-priming paint finish cleverly formulated to help bring colour to your outdoor space.
  • Suitable for all exterior woodwork and joinery including window frames, doors, gates, furniture and wooden outbuildings, as well as primed metals.
  • Versatile, low-sheen finish.
  • low odour
  • Washable and hard-wearing – mould and weather (UV) resistant.

Tom’s Oil Eggshell

  • A traditional, hard- wearing, oil-based eggshell paint that provides a versatile and protective finish.
  • Suitable for use on exterior wood and metalwork.
  • A low sheen, washable paint that is weather resistant to withstand the natural elements.
  • Eco-friendly – formulated using sustainable alternatives to mineral oils, making it kinder to the environment whilst retaining longevity.

Intelligent Masonry

  • A superior, hard-wearing finish, newly formulated for added strength and protection.
  • An environmentally friendly, water-based paint with low odour.
  • Suitable for all exterior masonry from brickwork, new render and cement blockwork to existing exterior paint finishes.
  • Water, dirt and weather resistant.
  • Designed to last up to 15 years on exterior walls before re-application.
  • A low-sheen paint with washable properties.
  • Quick drying.


  • A traditional, water-based finish.
  • Suitable for exterior lime render and porous stone only. Not suitable for non porous stone or brickwork such as granite, slate, common Fletton and engineering bricks.
  • Low VOCs.
  • Low-sheen, breathable paint.
  • Quick drying.
The Little Greene Paint Company Juniper Ash (115)
The Little Greene Paint Company Windmill Lane (296)
The Little Greene Paint Collection
The Little Greene Paint Collection

(Little Greene image: potting shed – Juniper Ash (115) paint, bench – Atomic Red (190) paint)

(Little Greene image: walls – Acorn Mid (294) paint, wood trim and door – Windmill Lane (296) paint)

(Little Greene image: back wall – Air Force Blue (260) paint, table – Mister David (47) paint)

(Little Greene image: walls – Ashes of Roses (6) paint, table – Phthalo Green (199) paint, chair – Dorchester Pink (213) paint)

If you’re looking to prepare a surface before applying your paint colour, the Little Greene Intelligent All Surface Primer is the perfect go-to for any decorating project. Suitable for interior and exterior surfaces, this quick drying, low-sheen, water-based primer will provide the perfect undercoat on an array of different surfaces including wood, metal, tiles, glass and most plastics. Available across the entire Little Greene colour palette, the Intelligent All Surface Primer works effortlessly with the Intelligent paint finishes to deliver unrivalled depth of colour.

Considerations When Choosing a Little Greene Paint Colour

Giving your walls a fresh coat of paint is one of the most effective ways to completely transform the look and feel of a space. With so much choice on the market, choosing a paint colour may seem like a daunting task, but with some careful consideration, you can select the perfect shade to complement your décor and create the desired ambiance in your home.

First of all, consider the primary function of the room you plan to decorate. Calming and relaxing hues such as blues and greens lend themselves well to bedroom and bathroom settings, whilst warm and inviting tones can help to energise living rooms and kitchens. It’s all about focusing on the mood you want to create in line with your personality.

The amount of natural light a room receives also plays a significant role in paint colour selection. If a room has plenty of windows and ample natural light, you may wish to opt for bolder, darker shades. Conversely, rooms with limited natural light may benefit from lighter, brighter colours to create a sense of spaciousness and illumination. It’s also worth noting that the type of lighting in a room can also affect the appearance of a paint colour. Warm and cool artificial lighting will impact a colour differently, so it’s important to consider this when choosing your colour.

Equally, you should also take into account various features of the room. Room size, shape, ceiling height and architectural design can influence the way a colour works. In small spaces with lower ceilings, lighter tones can work well to create a spacious and airy feel, whilst darker colours will deliver a more cocooning effect. Furthermore, the colours, styles, patterns and placement of your existing furniture, flooring, and upholstery should be considered to avoid clashing.

Finally, the paint finish is one of the most important things to consider when choosing a colour. Delivering various levels of sheen, from a high gloss to a flat matt, each finish will reflect differently on the colour to deliver a different look.

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If you are considering some wallpaper and fabrics for your project, we would recommend choosing these first and then co-ordinating your paint colour(s) to the designs. This will make the process much easier to create a cohesive look.

We would also strongly recommend purchasing a sample pot before committing to a paint colour. Sample pots are available in every Little Greene colour and come in an absolute matt emulsion finish. Simply paint a large piece of lining paper or foam board in 2 coats of the sample, moving it around the room to see if the colour works for your environment. This way, you can see how the colour interacts with light and different elements of the room throughout the day and get a feel for if it’s right for you and your space. Please note, we do not recommend applying any samples directly to your walls as this will require extra prep work when it comes to decorating, particularly if you need to cover dark samples!

The Little Greene Paint Collection
The Little Greene Paint Collection

With such a vast array of colours to choose from, the Little Greene paint collection can seem daunting at first, but with the help of some useful resources, you can navigate the colour palettes and create a harmonious interior. The Little Greene colour cards are a fantastic starting point to view the collections in full. For design inspiration and complementing paint colour suggestions, we would highly recommend purchasing the Little Greene Book of Colour. We also offer a complimentary bespoke design service where we can provide colour scheme advice and paint recommendations to help with your selection.

New Sweet Treats Collection

Little Greene have proudly launched a capsule collection of 9 delicious paint shades, each inspired by international desserts and sweet treats. Discover a tasteful palette of warm neutrals, some of which appear in the decor of historical properties cared for by the National Trust. Each colour in the Sweet Treats collection is a versatile addition, designed for indulgent interiors that create a cocooning environment enriched with warmth and cosiness. Choose from honeys and caramels such as Bombolone and Madeleine, muted pinks such as Mochi and Split Pink, or deeper tones such as Ganache and Chocolate Colour.

The Little Greene Paint Collection
The Little Greene Paint Collection
The Little Greene Paint Collection

(Little Greene image: walls and cupboard doors – Bombolone (339) paint, window trim – Silt (40) paint, ceiling beam – Flint (236) paint)

(Little Greene image: walls – Mochi (344) paint, ceiling – Shirting (129) paint)

(Little Greene image: walls and dado rail – Ganache (345) paint)


The Little Greene paints are an investment in the beauty and longevity of your home. With their exceptional quality, timeless colour, durable finishes and rich heritage, Little Greene paints add a touch of luxury and sophistication to any space whilst being kind to the planet.

The Little Greene Paint collection also complements the brand’s heritage inspired wallpaper collections, beautifully curated for a cohesive scheme. Whether you are looking for a classic colour palette or a more contemporary look, the brand’s paints can help you to create a truly unique and beautiful home that reflects your personal style.

Shop the full Little Greene range here.

For further design inspiration and ideas, please see our collection of trend guides. If you’re embarking on a home project and would like any styling advice or help in pulling together a full room scheme, please do get in touch.

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