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About Us

Image: David, Ben and Ruth Mottershead
Image: David, Ben and Ruth Mottershead

About Us

At Little Greene, we are an independent, British paint manufacturer, committed to the socially and environmentally responsible production of high-quality paints and wallpapers. Our paints and wallpapers represent 300 years of decorative history. Referencing the key periods of interior design, from the 17th century to the late 20th century, we’re committed to an ongoing research programme, and are proud to breathe new life into the best colours and patterns from the past.

A family-run business, with our own factory nestled in the foothills of Mount Snowdon in North Wales, we are the only British paint maker still producing a complete range of traditional and modern finishes. Our portfolio includes interior and exterior finishes, oil-based paints, floor paints and a signature range of hard- wearing, water-based ‘Intelligent Paints’, especially designed for today’s busy homes.

Our History

With records dating back to the year 1773, the Little Greene Dye Works of Collyhurst Wood, on the outskirts of Manchester is one of England's most ancient industrial sites for the making of paints and dye solutions.

The fundamental principles of formulating and making paints have not changed much since the era of The Little Greene Dye Works. Much of the process is still undertaken by the hands of time-served craftspeople rather than automated machines.

Learn more about our proud history and heritage.

History and heritage

Eco-friendly Paint Credentials

Our environmentally-friendly paints and wallpapers are amongst the highest quality available. We insist on using the finest natural, organic and safe synthetic pigments, giving superb depth of colour, high covering power and the long life expected from modern paints.

Learn more about our environmentally-friendly products and practices.

Eco-friendly Paint

Our Partnerships

We work in close partnership with proud custodians of historic decoration, the National Trust.

The association provides Little Greene a unique opportunity to delve into a prestigious and eclectic mix of decorative styles and important archive materials. In return, we are proud to contribute to the vital work that they undertake.

Learn more about our National Trust partnership.

National Trust & Little Greene
Photograph: Whitworth Art Gallery
Photograph: Whitworth Art Gallery

Collaborations in Colour

Beyond working with prestigious interior design experts, such as Pooky Lighting, we are proud to work with charity partners, like Breast Cancer Haven, and international museums and galleries, including the Whitworth Art Gallery and Imperial War Museum North.

Learn more about our collaboration projects.


More about Little Greene

To learn more about Little Greene, visit one of our showrooms in London, Paris and Munich.

Alternatively, you can contact our customer service team via live chat or by completing our contact form.