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How to decorate with green paint colours

July 6, 2018

How to decorate with green paint colours

Discover the new Green paint colours by Little Greene (listed in the FBWL directory here)  in collaboration with the National Trust and also some beautiful olive green paints by Annie Sloan (listed n the FBWL directory here).

I haven’t painted a wall green since the late 80s when I put a very bright lime on the walls of our first flat in London. I loved it at the time but now I can’t begin to remember why. Green is not a colour I have even really considered since. Unless it was more of a grey green. Even then, I have tended more towards the bluer greys.

Recently, though, I’ve found myself drawn to Pinterest images of dark green paint colours – eclectic walls with high ceilings. Moody alcoves dotted with contrasting objects. Think dark and interesting – like foliage and eclectic interiors queen Abigail Ahern. I like the look, but I don’t live in the right space for it. My 17th century country Hampshire cottage has low ceilings, oak beams and smallish deep set windows. I’ve gone for soft milky white on most walls, adding interest with dark, blue grey walls here and there.

Little Greene

I have a feeling that might all be about to change however. When I browsed through the press release I received about the latest new Green paint colours by Little Greene, I fell instantly in love.

Drawing inspiration from National Trust properties, the collection includes 31 beautiful green paint colours, each with an interesting origin and a relevance for contemporary interior design. Sources as diverse as Beatrix Potter’s Cumbrian farmhouse, George Bernard Shaw’s revolving writing hut and mythical birds featured on wallpaper hung by Chippendale at Notsell Priory have inspired the new colourcard.

I’ve picked out a few of my favourite images to give you some ideas on how to decorate with the new green paint colours.  The new colours are available from mid September.

love these sage green paint colours by Little Green - walls in Sage & Onions bright lime sage 50s green with darker green dado rail. Click through to see more green paint colours you'll love by Little Greene

Above: Sage & Onions matt emulsion on walls; Tea with Florence on dado rail. Love the fresh, midcentury feel of this and the two greens really do complement each other and makes the look more interesting don’t you think?

 

love this dark green paint colour - Harley Green wall below shelf and wall return and units; Tea with Florence teal green on upper wall. Love how the greens work together and contrast with the light wood table and industrial lighting pendants. Click through for more green paint colours you'll lvoe

Above: Units, wall below shelf and wall return: Harley Green; upper wall: Tea with Florence. I am wondering about updating my kitchen cupboards with Harley Green. I have pale wooden worktops which would work well, but I’m also thinking that it would look great with white corian or pale marble. Not that I can run to that right now, but you can dream can’t you?

 

love this new green paint colour - Tea with Florence teal green. Click through for more green paint colours you'll lvoelove this deep dark sage green paint colour by Little Greene - Jewel Beetle and dresser painted with Chocolate. Love how the deep green contrasts with the natural wood, deep wood and simple ceramics. click through for more images you'll love of the new green paint colours by Little Greene

Above: walls painted in Jewel Beetle, dresser in Chocolate Colour and True Taupe. I would never think to go for a dark, sage green like this but I love the warm, natural look it creates don’t you?

 

love this sage green paint colour by little greene. Click through for more green paint colours you'll love from the new collection by Little Greenelove this aquamarine green paint colour bedroom by Little Greene with Ambleside dark green paint colour on lower wall. Click through for more green paint colours you'll love from the latest new collection by Little Greene paints with the National Trust

Above: bedroom with two shades of green paint colour on walls: Aquamarine on upper and back walls, Ambleside on lower wall.

 

love this aquamarine green paint colour by Little Greene with Ambleside dark green paint colour on lower wall. Click through for more green paint colours you'll love from the latest new collection by Little Greene paints with the National Trust

love these green paint colours for hallways - pale soft green for the upper wall and deeper grey green for dado, archetrave and doorway. Click through for more green paint colours for hallways you'll love

Dado and architrave: Putti; upper wall: Ulla. I love this Putti shade – think I’d like to try it on the panelling in my slightly higgledy piggledy landing. More interesting than the milky white it is at the moment. Really great shade.

 

love these green paint colours for hallways - pale soft green for the upper wall and deeper grey green for dado, archetrave and doorway. Click through for more green paint colours for hallways you'll lovelove this 50s feel pea green paint colour by Little Greene - Puck. Click through for more green paint colours for doors, halls, bedrooms and more

Above: Puck on walls and woodwork. I love how this has been used so confidently – makes it feel contemporary using it on walls, woodwork and door don’t you think?

 

love this dark green and light green paint colour for bathroom with wood plank walls, industrial light and simple white wall hung basin. Click through for more green paint colours for bathrooms you'll love

Above: upper wall: Aquamarine; lower wall: Three Farm Green; skirting: Lamp Black. I’m loving the idea of almost clashing two very different shades like this.

green paint colours for bathroom cloakroomlove this dark green paint colour for panelled hallway with lighter green above. Click through for more green paint colours you'll love

Above: upper wall: Acorn; dado and lower door: Hopper. Love how these two shades work together and contrast with some rich wood and natural texture.

 

love these dark green walls and fireplace in living room with pop of orange by Little Greene. Click through for more green paint colours you'll love

Above: Wall: Pompeian Ash; Dado Stripe: Heat. Maybe the new ‘Downpipe’? But with more warmth.

 

love this deep green paint colour for back door, shed door or cottage door. Click through for more green paint colours you'll love from the new collection by Little Greene

Above: door: Goblin; water pump: Acorn. The perfect green for an old wooden door, particularly contrasted with rustic red bricks. Love!

A little bit about Little Greene

With a small factory in the foothills of Snowdonia and a head office in Manchester, Little Greene (listed in the FBWL directory here) is an independent family-run business.

Little Greene’s paints are environmentally friendly, child-safe and a pleasure to use. There’s nothing quite like their Absolute Matt paint for adding a super flat finish on old cupboards or furniture.

Annie Sloan

love this dark olive green paint colour by Annie Sloan chalk paint creating a modern rustic country kitchen with open shelf and vintage style fabric sink cupboard curtain- click through to get all the details you need to order the paint as well as other inspiring green paint decorating ideas #greenpaint #anniesloan #decorating #ideas #kitchen #frombritainwithlove love this dark olive green paint colour by Annie Sloan chalk paint creating a modern rustic country kitchen with open shelf and vintage style fabric sink cupboard curtain- click through to get all the details you need to order the paint as well as other inspiring green paint decorating ideas #greenpaint #anniesloan #decorating #ideas #kitchen #frombritainwithlove

Love this dark olive green wall in a modern rustic kitchen with striped fabric cupboard curtain and open shelf painted with contrast red edge.

Wall painted in Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan in Olive from £5.95 for 120ml

Shelf in Chalk Paint™ in Château Grey and Primer Red from £5.95 for 120ml

Café curtain and napkins made using Ticking in Olive £34.95 per metre all from Annie Sloan.

love this dark greeny blue bathroom decorating idea using annie sloan chalk paint to create a modern rustic feel with roll top vintage bath, wooden milking stool and rustic wooden floorboards. Click through for full details on these paints as well as other inspiring DIY decorating ideas and green paint inspiration you'll love #decorating #ideas #bathroom #green #anniesloan #frombritainwithlove

Above: Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue Wall Paint and Provence Chalk Paint bath in Provence Chalk Paint,

For a more subtle take on using green paint, these ideas from Neptune are perfect.

love this green shaker kitchen painted with neptune green paint with open shelving and white marble worktops and splash back. Click through for lots more beautiful decorating ideas with green paint - from pale sage green through bright pea green to the darkest shades of  forest green. #decoratingideas #green #paint #frombritainwithloev #paintshades #kitchenideas love this green shaker kitchen painted with neptune green paint with open shelving and white marble worktops and splash back. Click through for lots more beautiful decorating ideas with green paint - from pale sage green through bright pea green to the darkest shades of  forest green. #decoratingideas #green #paint #frombritainwithloev #paintshades #kitchenideas love this green shaker kitchen painted with neptune green paint with open shelving and white marble worktops and splash back. Click through for lots more beautiful decorating ideas with green paint - from pale sage green through bright pea green to the darkest shades of  forest green. #decoratingideas #green #paint #frombritainwithloev #paintshades #kitchenideas love this green shaker kitchen painted with neptune green paint with open shelving and white marble worktops and splash back. Click through for lots more beautiful decorating ideas with green paint - from pale sage green through bright pea green to the darkest shades of  forest green. #decoratingideas #green #paint #frombritainwithloev #paintshades #kitchenideas

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love these sage and darker green paint colours by Neptune and Little Greene . Click through for painted kitchen ideas, decorating ideas for hallways, living rooms, bedrooms and more all with shades of green paint - from sage greens, dark greens, pale green and aquas to bright pea and the darkest forest green shades. #greenpaint #decoratingideas #paintedkitchen #neptune #littlegreene #frombritainwithlove #bedroom #livingrooom

 

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