I often write about dark interiors, all-white interiors (not so much admittedly), and oh-so-green interiors. I can’t help it. It’s where my personal tastes lie. And it’s my job to push you into making choices you might not usually make. But every so often a paint collection comes along that is just so liveable. No other word for it. It caters to people (most people probably) who like colour but don’t want it to challenge them every day. They want a quiet life. They want colour to be in the background, unassertive and calming. And that’s where these colours from The Little Greene Company really come into their own.
And there’s another added bonus. This is the Intelligent Paint Collection, and it’s groundbreaking paint. The matt emulsion, eggshell, and gloss paint is environmentally-friendly and completely washable. This makes it suitable for all areas of your home including kitchens, bathrooms, children’s rooms and high-traffic hallways. So, it’s not just beautiful paint but it’s totally practical too. It’s also water-based, quick drying and virtually odourless.
That’s my other job. To introduce you to products that might make your life easier.
Take a Look
Wall: Mushroom 142. Highlight stripe: Pompeian Ash 293. Kitchen Units: Flint 236.
Props: Wicker and glass cups, £7.50 Rose & Grey. Other items stylists own.
Ceiling and Trim: Wood Ash 229. Wall: Mono 218. Panelling: Juniper Ash 115.
Props: Round Bamboo shelf, £75, Yellow and Cream chevron rug, £90, both Rose and Grey. Other items: stylists own.
Far Wall: Livid 263. Right Wall: French Grey 163. Trim: French Grey – Pale 161.
Props: Kingston Button and Stud sofa, £1,295; Shorty Locker in Green, £129, Como tall brass and white glass lamp, £165, Boho candle holders, from £9 each, all Rose and Grey. Other items stylists own.
Wall: Boringdon Green 295. Duck Board: Woad 251.
Stone Dark Warm.
Props: Krem ceramic serving bowl, £39, Wooden caddy, £39, Sukoshi Seagrass lidded basket, £38, Ceramic juicer, £25, Kivi speckled dinner plate, £19, Kivi mug, £26, all Also Home. Large black ceramic jug, £22, small black ceramic jug, £12.50, Organic ceramic dark grey dinner plate, £12.50 each all Rose and Grey. All other items stylist’s own.