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Little Greene 'Stone Collection' Paint
A versatile, new and very usable palette of natural colours offering warmth, tranquillity, timelessness and harmony. A coordinated collection of 36 natural colours, it comprises 22 new additions to the Little Greene palette, together with 14 shades which have been judiciously selected from the Little Greene archives.
Like the “Colour Scales”, “Grey” and “Green” collections before, the “Stone” card and its contents have been cleverly edited into columns of graduated families, representing the breadth of the individual hues. The six families of the new card are divided according to undertone, each based on naturally occurring pigments; Red Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Lamp Black and Green Earth. Designed to make colour selection simple, the colours within the same column can be used alongside each other in tonal schemes, while shades from across the colour families can be combined to deliver more dynamic, contrasting combinations.
11 of the new colours included in the collection have originated from Little Greene’s ongoing colour research across the portfolio of properties in the National Trust’s care. Readings were taken from paint colours, architectural elements, tapestries and indeed stone itself.
“Stone” brings together a harmonious palette of colours from an eclectic mix of grand and humble spaces; from statement walls of prestigious entertaining halls, through delicate shades from more modest quarters, to accompanying tones of decorative features including woodwork, plasterwork, stonemasonry, soft furnishings, ceramics and wall coverings.
Utilising a cornucopia of descriptive and evocative names, deep earthy red Arras can be found on a tapestry hanging in the chapel at spectacular Elizabethan house, Hardwick Hall. Book Room Green was found in the neoclassical Book Room at Wimpole Hall, while the authentic grey limestone Baluster was taken directly from the carved balustrade which accompanies the Castell Pink stonework in the great stairwell at Penrhyn Castle.
The “Stone” collection marks a welcome transition from the cooler greys that have been ubiquitous for the last decade towards warmer, more natural and earthy tones, providing a restful alternative.
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