Below are images from a project I completed at the end of last year in Bangor, Co Down, my hometown. I used designer paint brand, Little Greene Paint Mid Lead (intelligent matt emulsion) for walls. Ceiling, Little Greene Loft White (intelligent matt emulsion) and woodwork Little Greene Loft White (intelligent eggshell).
Washable Designer Paint
If your looking for a washable matt emulsion, then look no further, Little Greene Intelligent Matt Emulsion is completely washable. There are alternative washable matt emulsions available on the market from, (Johnstons, Crown, Dulux).
Unfortunately in comparison to Little Greene Intelligent Matt Emulsion, other washable matt paints have been a disappointment. Difficult to apply and require numerous coats of paint due to their poor opacity.
I can’t advocate that Little Greene Intelligent Matt is as hard wearing as its competitors, but feel that in most situations it would stand the test.
For commercial or high traffic areas where durability is essential, Crown Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt is very hard wearing. You will most likely need to apply an additional coat of paint for complete coverage depending on the previous colour. As its relatively inexpensive in comparison to other brands, it’s worth considering.
Little Greene Grey Colour Card
As with fashion, paint colours also trend, grey has been without doubt the most requested colour for interiors in 2019. Little Greene have a colour card dedicated to the colour grey, (capsule collection) consisting of 28 shades.
I mentioned in an earlier article the importance of not choosing your paint colours from a card or colour board. Looking at a small sample of colour is not a true reflection of how an entire wall or room will look when painted. I always recommend purchasing several sample pots which can be purchased directly from Little Greene’s website or at your local stockist.
Sample pots cost £4.60 each and are only available in absolute matt. Considering the cost of designer paint, sample pots are essential, ensuring you make the right decision.
You should also be aware that light affects colour, rather than making a decision based on a glance at your paint sample. Wait and view the colour at different times of the day, the quality of light will change how you perceive colour.
I thought it worth mentioning in case your a fan of Farrow and Ball. If you ask your local stockist of Little Greene Paint, they should be able to mix F&B colours with Little Greene Paint. I have done this in the past with great success.
I have nothing against Farrow and Ball, some of their colors are beautiful, but I do prefer Little Greene Paint.
Little Greene Paint Mid Lead with Loft White
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