In the Pink with Little Greene

Posted: Sep 27 2016

Over sparkling pink prosecco, we got acquainted with Little Greene's brand new Pink collection at their launch at London Design Week. Much the nicest way to spend a Sunday evening!

The new Pink collection is a delightful capsule range of 8 pinks ranging from the soft and delicate smokey hues of Dorchester Pink - Mid, Hortense and Hellebore associated wtih femininity and sensitivity, to the bolder seductive hues of Cape Red and Cordoba. Designed to work harmoniously together with their underlying ochre and red oxide pigments, the Pink collection supports the growing trend for soft feminine colours in today's interiors. Blush is of course the colour of 2016 which extended into the pinky hues of copper.

Confetti 274 with Scree 227

Surprisingly, up until the 17th Century the name ‘pink’ was associated with shades of yellow however - Little Greene's gorgeous mustard colour is called Yellow-Pink - after which is came to be associated with the colour derived from the flower of the same name. It became highly fashionable in homewares, fashion and interiors from the late 17th Century but had largely fallen out of favour by the 19th Century.

It was only when lightfast synthetic pigments in the 20th Century gave us bolder, brighter and more powerful pinks that there was a resurgence in popularity. No wonder then that the star colour for us was Carmine, a show-stopping, fabulous lipstick pink colour developed in the 1940s! It went on to become a significant colour in the 1960s according to English Heritage research, and is now the perfect complement to our grey colour schemes or paired with the colour of 2017 - dusky blue!


Brand owner David Mottershead summed up the strength of the new collection with his comment that: “The versatile hues on offer within Little Greene’s ‘Pink’ palette totally contradict the idea that pink is difficult to use, that it is sugary or overly feminine: these new and harmonious shades afford the ideal opportunity to invite the perfect pink into your home.”

For colour charts and samples, please call us on 020 8530 4621.