In January 2019 Little Greene will be launching their 13th wallpaper collection, London Wallpapers V ‚Äď a compendium of heritage designs to complement their existing wallpaper collections.

Wilton – Pad


Spanning 250 years of interior decoration (from 1690 to the mid 20th century), ‚ÄėLondon Wallpapers V‚Äô is a compendium of authentic heritage designs, each one sensitively remodelled and expertly coloured for the 21st century home.

With one exception, the 11 designs in the collection are based on fragments stored in English Heritage’s wallpaper archive at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, which were removed and preserved during the conservation of 18th and 19th century London houses.

The exception is a first for Little Greene and English Heritage ‚Äď the original design still hangs on the walls at Brodsworth Hall, an elegant and faithfully conserved Victorian country house in South Yorkshire.

The oldest source material for London Wallpapers V actually pre-dates wallpaper: a decorative piece of leather from 1690 that would have been displayed as a hanging mural rather than glued to a wall. Other remnants include hand-blocked damasks, delicate neoclassical fragments, hand-stencilled patterns and authentic designs from the Georgian and Arts & Crafts periods.
London Wallpapers V introduces four previously unseen designs and amalgamates seven popular patterns from London Wallpapers II and III, which have been updated with the addition of 15 fresh colourways.




Brodsworth – Empress


Brodsworth c.1863¬†‚Äď 3 colourways

A lively and engaging design featuring striking birds and delicate floral motifs. Slightly raised and incorporating rich gilding detail, the pattern was originally designed to be an imitation of stamped leather. Based on early-18th century French textiles and furnishings, encompassing panels, scrolls and cross hatching, this wallpaper was found at Brodsworth Hall in South Yorkshire, an elegant, Victorian home belonging to the Thellusson family. Used in both the library and the morning room in reverse colourways, this paper was certainly a family favourite and can still be seen in situ today.



Brook Street – Etruscan



Brook Street c.1895¬†‚Äď 5 colourways

In entirely different eras, two neighbouring houses in Mayfair’s fashionable Brook Street were homes to the baroque composer George Frideric Handel and rock musician Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix spent some of his short-lived musical career in a flat at No. 23, the same property from which this pattern hails. The woven cane-like design is typical of the late 19th century: an all-over pattern, which sits on a lightly brushed ground and incorporates a soft texture within its motif.



Carlton House Terrace – Blue Plume


Carlton House Terrace¬†c.1885 ‚Äď 5 colourways

A flamboyant peacock feather design, found in the attics of 18 Carlton House Terrace, a beautiful stucco-faced London town house overlooking The Mall. Originally machine-printed in green on a yellow background, the contemporary surface-printed technique used to recreate it accurately reflects the original, whilst a judicious splash of colour in the feather provides something on which to anchor a contemporary scheme.


St James’s Park – Suede Fade


St James‚Äôs Park¬†c.1940 ‚Äď 4 colourways

This large damask pattern was found in Marlborough House, next to St James’s Park, a grand abode designed by Christopher Wren and home to the Duchess of Marlborough, friend and confidante of Queen Anne. Originally a dark blue flock on a pale blue ground, the paper is believed to be comparatively recent, though the origins of the general design are Victorian (as a
wallpaper) and older still (as a silk fabric). The twist in this interpretation is the light-to-dark ombré effect, which puts bolder colour at the base of the wall and lighter above, with the effect of making a space feel taller and lighter than it would with a conventional damask design. It is a panel design, with three panels making up one full repeat.




Bedford Square – Acorn


Bedford Square¬†c.1900 ‚Äď LWII 3 existing and 2 new colourways

One of the most impressive squares in London, Bedford Square was originally laid out in 1775‚Äď6 and, until World War II, the majority of its houses were inhabited by lawyers, architects, publishers and other professionals. The original of this paper was saved from a property in the square, and is of a design typical of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. New colourways include an uplifting green option that incorporates Acorn, Acorn Mid and Puck. The fresh background combined with the dark green fine line of Puck gives the design a more contemporary look and feel. There is also a pink option with a China Clay background and
soft, feminine Hellebore and Blush highlights.


Lansdowne Walk – Nordic


Lansdowne Walk¬†c.1910 ‚Äď LWII 1 existing and 4 new colourways

An Arts & Crafts motif in the manner of Voysey, a leading light of the movement who was perhaps more famous as an architect than as a wallpaper designer. Although this colourful wallpaper was removed from a 19th century house in Kensington, its actual design dates it to the early 20th century.



Lauderdale – Stone


Lauderdale¬†c.1820 ‚Äď LWII 2 existing and 1 new colourway

This paper, a variation on a striped theme, dates from around 1820, although the original fragment was discovered in a 16th century property, Lauderdale House on Highgate Hill, overlooking Hampstead Heath. The design results from stencilling as opposed to block printing: a plain green paper would have been put up on a hessian scrim stretched over the wall and then stencilled in situ.



Lower George St – Carousel


Lower George St¬†c.1810 ‚Äď LWII 3 existing and 2 new colourways

An abstract paper, which, despite its contemporary appearance, probably dates from the early 1800s when such designs were hugely popular. The original colourway, featuring orangey stars on a pinky-yellow ground, was discovered on an upper floor of a commercial building that had been refaced in the early 19th century but was most probably a much older building.


Marlborough РGlacé


Marlborough¬†c.1915 ‚Äď LWII 4 existing and 2 new colourways

A large-scale pattern, reminiscent of an early-20th century interpretation of one of Robert Adam’s designs. This paper was discovered just after the death of Queen Mary, who lived in Marlborough House until 1953, after which the house became the headquarters of the Commonwealth Secretariat.


New Bond Street – Hide


New Bond Street¬†c.1690 ‚Äď LWIII 4 existing colourways

Based on one of the oldest surviving documents in English Heritage’s wallpaper archive, this fragment from an embossed leather wall hanging actually predates wallpaper. Panels of embossed and painted leather, usually with a floral pattern, were popular though expensive modes of decoration in the late 16th and 17th centuries. These panels were sewn together to create large-scale decorative hangings, in much the same way that drops of wallpaper are hung side-by-side to create a more impressive statement.



Wilton – Pad


Wilton¬†c.1760 ‚Äď LWIII 3 existing and 4 new colourways
A classic damask design that is very typical of the popular large-scale pomegranate patterns of the mid 18th century, this would originally have been a flock wallpaper and hung in a grand English home. Flock papers were an English speciality, being in effect imitations of expensive textiles, which were nonetheless costly to produce. As a result, they came to represent a confident statement of luxury and social status.

Keep an eye out on our website, as it will be live in the coming weeks!

Todays the day, 20th of September, Farrow & Ball have officially announced 9 new colourways to their collection. Featuring calm light shades to deep adventures colours, a perfect set of new colours that will add new colour and life to your homes and projects.

From farrow and ball themselves “the creation of new colours is an incredibly exciting time at Farrow & Ball. It’s not something we do often, making it feel all the more special” and we couldn’t agree more! its always exciting to see what new colours are coming out, how each colour represents a story and seeing if we can use the colour in our everyday¬†lives.

An extraordinary amount of time and thought goes into each new hue, from refining its exact shade to dreaming up the perfect name and telling the story behind the rich pigments, not only does it take a lot of time to decide which new colours to bring out, but also which ones to unfortunately archive, curating that perfect palette of colours.

Let’s take a look at them, shall we?

School House White no.291

A soft off-white

This is the lightest colour in the group including Shadow White, Shaded White and Drop Cloth Рeach created to look like white when used in deep shade. Pared back, timeless and familiar without the cool undertones of our more contemporary neutral groups, this soft off white is reminiscent of the colour used in old school houses.


Farrow & Ball Atacama Wallpaper

Walls: School House White No.291 | Estate Emulsion


Walls: School House White No.291 | Estate Emulsion


Farrow & Ball Atacama Wallpaper

Woodwork: Wimborne White No.239 | Estate Eggshell



Treron no.292

A dark grey green.

This enduring colour is a dark green version of Farrow & Ball classic Pigeon, hence being named after the green variety of the same species. Although traditional in feel, Treron is perfect for modern homes where lots of natural materials are used or as an accent for both French Gray and our Traditional Neutrals.

Farrow & Ball Atacama Wallpaper

Walls: Treron No.292 | Estate Eggshell

Farrow & Ball Atacama Wallpaper

Walls: Treron No.292 | Estate Emulsion

Our own in-house display of the colour Treron.

-Jitney no.293 

A relaxed brown based neutral.

This earthy colour sites somewhere between the more traditional Oxford stone and greyer Elephants Breath. Though muted, it is incredibly uplifting and reminds us of lazy days by the sea Рhence sharing its name with the bus that whisks New Yorkers out of the hot city to similary coloured sandy beaches of The Hamptons.

Farrow & Ball Atacama Wallpaper

Walls: Jitney No.293 | Estate Emulsion
Ceiling: School House White No.291 | Full Gloss

Farrow & Ball Atacama Wallpaper

Walls: Jitney No.293 | Estate Emulsion
Woodwork: Green Smoke No.47 | Estate Eggshell

Our own in-house display of the colour Jitney no 293.

-Paean Black no.294

A chic red based black.

This Georgian inspired red based black creates an intimate feel in super contemporary or bohemian homes, while adding a distinguished look to traditional exteriors. The perfect accent for all our reds and completing our range of blacks, paen black conjurs up the shade of old leather hymnals and so is named after a song of praise. A lovely deep black colour that adds a touch of shade to any rooms.

Farrow & Ball Atacama Wallpaper

Walls: Paean Black No.294 | Estate Emulsion
Ceiling: School House White No.291 | Full Gloss

Farrow & Ball Atacama Wallpaper

Walls: Paean Black No.294 | Modern Emulsion
Floor: Wimborne White No.239 | Modern Eggshell
Bath: Paean Black No.294 | Modern Eggshell

Our in-house display of Paean Black no.294


-Sulking Room Pink No.295

A romantic and muted rose.

Not to be seen as overtly pink, but rather a muted rose with enormous warmth, its powdery feel makes it incredibly soft and easy to use with complementary tones. Sulking Room Pink is evocative of the colours so often used in boudoirs, a room named after the French ‘boulder’ – to sulk.

Farrow & Ball Atacama Wallpaper

Walls: Sulking Room Pink No.295 and School House White No.291 |
Estate Emulsion

Farrow & Ball Atacama Wallpaper

Walls: Sulking Room Pink No.295 | Estate Emulsion

Our In-house display of Sulking Room Pink no.295


-Rangwali no.296

An exotic and adventurous pink.

This colour is exotic, happy and vital. The most adventurous of our pinks, Rangwali is incredibly friendly and takes its name from the powder which is thrown so enthusiastically during the Holi festival of colours in India. Though bright, it has an absorbing depth of colour which is achieved by adding a small dose of black pigment.



Farrow & Ball Atacama Wallpaper

Walls: Rangwali No.296 | Estate Emulsion

Farrow & Ball Atacama Wallpaper

Walls: Rangwali No.296 | Estate Emulsion

Our in-house display of Rangwali no.296

-Preference Red no.297

A deep, rich red.

The deepest and richest of our reds, this baroque colour is named in honour of our original trade name, preference paints. It can be used with any of the red based neutrals but is particularly striking when seen in combination with Paean Black and Sulking Room Pink.

The preferred red of modern homes.


Farrow & Ball Atacama Wallpaper

Walls: Preference Red No.297 | Modern Emulsion

Farrow & Ball Atacama Wallpaper

Walls:¬†Preference Red No.297¬†and¬†Mouse’s Back No.40¬†| Estate Emulsion
Woodwork: Preference Red No.297 | Estate Eggshell

Our in-house display of Preference red no.297.

Farrow & Balls design tip: some strong shades such as preference red transform the most functional areas of our homes into talking points, perhaps within a doorway or on the steps and spindles of a staircase.


-Bancha No.298

A protective olive green.

This mid-century modern green is a darker version of the much-loved archive colour, Olive. Perfect for those who want to embrace stronger colour in the home, its sober tone creates rooms that feel calm and serene – especially when combined with soft pinks and browns. Named after Japanese tea leaves, Bancha, like a cup of green tea, provides a feeling of security.

Farrow & Ball Atacama Wallpaper

Walls: Bancha No.298 | Modern Emulsion
Ceiling: School House White No.291 | Full Gloss

Farrow & Ball Atacama Wallpaper

Walls: Bancha No.298 | Modern Emulsion
Ceiling: Bancha No.298 | Full Gloss

Our in-house display of the colour Bancha no.298


De Nimes no.299

A down to earth and grounding blue.

This quietly elegant blue feels wonderful down to earth, so could be used on anything from a kitchen island to the airy drawing room. The exact shade is rooted in a regency palette but is inspired by the cloth of everyday workwear made in the French city Nimes.

Like denim, its blue hue is ultimately fashionable and yet always feels grounded.


Farrow & Ball Atacama Wallpaper

Walls: De Nimes No.299 | Estate Emulsion
Ceiling: School House White No.291 | Full Gloss


Farrow & Ball Atacama Wallpaper

Walls: De Nimes No.299 | Estate Eggshell
Woodwork: Wimborne White No.239 | Estate Eggshell

Our in house display, painted with de nimes no.299


And that rounds it off! The nine new colourways to the farrow and ball collection. Personally, to me, they are a great addition and add a depth to any project.

If I had to pick my favourite it would be Paean Black no.294.

Let me know what your favourite it or what you think to the new additions to the farrow and ball line in the comments below.

If you want to order a sample you can order them from here :

and if you want a new colour card with the colours please take a look here:










Hello everyone, hope you are all enjoying the luxurious weather we have at the moment! (I know we are!) anyhow, we have some new offers that we would like to share with you, especially as its summer, some of you may want to start painting your own summer houses, sheds, window frames, fences and much more.

Our theme for summer is ‘Love your home this summer’¬†

At the moment we are running a promotion where you can get 10% off all our paints we stock online, which means you can save on Farrow & Ball , Little Greene , Mylands and many many more. Perfect for painting your summer houses or sheds!

We are also offering 15% off all our wallpaper, which includes brands like Cole & Son, Farrow & Ball, Harlequin, Scion and many more. Furthermore, it applies to all their new collections, so you can buy that new wallpaper for your children’s rooms!

Now most importantly, you’re probably wondering ‘ how do I save 10% on my paints then?’ or ‘How do¬†I save 15% on my wallpaper?’¬† well, all you need to do is enter the code Paint10 or¬†Wall15¬†at the basket stage to save 10%/15% on your order.

As always if you need help with anything we have a live chat that you can use or contact us through email or by phone, we are always happy to help you.

What else is there to say? it’s international wallpaper week! which is “Celebrating all that is great and good in the world of wallpaper”. We at Paint & Paper thought it would be a good idea to share our favourite wallpapers which celebrates what is good about wallpapers. ¬†What makes wallpapers so great? why not just buy a cheaper brand? you may ask yourself, and yes you are right to question that, it’s mainly down to the brand you are buying, generally they are better made and are made on a made to order basis, they are also designed by a lot of famous designers, which adds that premium feels to the products.

It has been a long time since walls have been in such close focus as they are now. We are filling our homes with colour. Walls are being papered and painted as never before, and even the furniture is colourful.
We are becoming more adventurous and more aware of our choices, and the material is becoming more important when we decorate our homes. Wallpaper is taking centre stage without taking over.
Three massive colour trends this autumn are dark velvet green, midnight blue and deep red. We see them in all the major stores around the country.

First of all, if you like any of the wallpapers shown here, you can order them through our website, live chat or instore! you can also order samples of each wallpaper too, just in case you want to try or see the wallpaper in person. all samples are available in an A4 sample. Please, check our returns policy! We can’t accept wallpapers back once ordered.

Anyway, enough of the shameless self plug..lets get into the wallpapers.

1.Osborne & little – Derwent (67.50 A Roll)

This is a wonderful wallpaper by Osborne & little, it features koi carp on a repeating pattern across the wallpaper, which is available in 5 designs. It features the koi carp swirling in a pool of water, a very fun and lovely design which can look good in bedrooms or in your living rooms. As you can see by the photo below, this room shot was featured in a kitchen.  This was named after the forest and River Derwent in west Cumbria, featuring a silver fishing on a blue background, if you click our link above you can see the rest of the wallpapers in this collection.

this wallpaper would be complemented nicely with Paint Libary’s flat emulsion, maybe with a teal or blue gum colour, or if you wanted a variation, possibly a marble/lead colour.


2. Osborne & Little Rain Forest (£180 A Roll)

I love this wallpaper, it has such a nice design to it, honestly is one of my favourite wallpapers (hence being on this list!) This is from the enchanted garden’s collection which is featuring nice entanglement of plants birds and colours to build up¬†a sense of a rainforest, in another sense its¬†A fantastical imagining of a climbing branch of broad veined leaves and colourful blooms populated with exotic birds, its featured in several colourways which can add compliment in a manner of ways. If you were looking for an exotic design in your interior, this would be perfect. Little Greene paint in a matt emulsion in an apple or olive oil might compliment this nicely. Although its up to you what you think may benefit this wallpaper.

Image result for osborne and little rainforest


3. Cole & Son Miami (£350 A roll)

“Cole & Son Icons Miami, Paying homage to the epicentre of tropical, retro style, the exuberant Miami design featuring layers of terraced colonnades and lush tropical vegetation”

This wallpaper is a classic, personally. It’s been designed so perfectly and captures that retro(ness) from the 80s/90s. it’s a fantastic wallpaper which would look great in any interior rooms. it imagines itself being modern while at the same time remaining to be a classic design. Personally, it reminds me of the early 90s game level designs, almost paying homage to them in some ways. ¬†Their Icons collection is their new collection which features some of the best selling and beautifully designed wallpapers by Cole & Son. This collection is featured in two beautiful designs. ones a retro classic design, while the other is a black white design. Which Gives a nice modern but again classic feel to it. Unfortunately as nice as this wallpaper is, it has got a premium price tag of ¬£350! Although it’s always best to¬†check our discount page to get discount codes to save money on your order.

4.) Rebel Walls Birch Metal (£33/m2)

Rebel walls honestly must be my favourite wallpaper company (no I’m not getting paid to say that!), they have so many modern sleek and creative designs which I really appreciate. Personally, I find a lot of wallpaper companies to aim at an older audience, which I can respect, but Rebel Walls seem to go for a very fashionable modern design which fits into a perfect student/young adult modernish room. It could be that I am just young so I appreciate them more. We also have a Rebel walls Mural in our shop that you may have noticed when you walk in.. Anyway rebel walls have a nice wallpaper called Birch Metal, which has a nice modern sleek design put into it.¬†Combining the versatile look of birches with the scratchy feel of industrial metal ‚Äď this mural will give your home an earthy atmosphere and yet a bit of a rough touch. Great for those who like to keep it natural but not too neat. would look great in a modern black and white studio or a bedroom. you could use this wallpaper as a wall mural. while using Farrow & Ball’s off-black or black blue on the walls. Or if you prefer to go all white (for that spacious feel) go for a cullana or an all white in an emulsion.

Product image for Wall mural Metal Birch

5.) Jane Churchill Cityscape (£85 Per Roll)

This is actually a very nice creative wallpaper. I’m quite fond of Jane Churchill’s designs, they make some very “cutesy” and creative wallpapers, which are loved by lots of our customers. ¬†I choose cityscape to go into this collection because it’s new and has a nice creative sponge printed effect, it would look great in a children’s room or in a study of some form. ¬†Jane Churchill Cityscape collection, featuring A stylised cityscape design with buildings in different shapes creating an all over pattern on a textured vinyl wallcovering. Jane Churchill has designed some great wallpapers, such as the alphabet, Winnie the Pooh and more. This appealing print is another key signature of this collection. The effect of the architectural detail is slightly softened and abstracted with texture and given a geometric effect with blocks of subtle colour. The look is created with layers of subtle metallic and matte inks and further enhanced by an emboss with a horizontal ridge. This innovative design is also available as a printed linen fabric. Vinyl on paper.

Finally, to summarise, I believe these are perfect examples of well-designed wallpapers and why wallpapers are still so great.


It’s that time of year again where we start to think about renovating and painting and encounter some much-needed weather. Throughout spring, you can work on that new shed you bought or a new fencing set you may have bought yourself too. you may be wondering, how exactly am I going to paint this? What paint do I use for this? How long do I leave it before applying another coat? well, fear no more as we have everything answered.

A paint we would recommend that you use for painting and renovating your sheds and fences would be Osmo, Osmo is a specialist product which helps to protect and renovate wooden furniture.

Osmo UK is owned by Steve Grimwood. Whilst working in Germany with Osmo UK’s parent manufacturer, Steve spotted the potential of the Osmo range and realised there was a niche in the UK market – Over 20 years and still going strong, Osmo is a strong protection of paints, which we would recommend¬†to our customers. ( you can view the whole range of these here.)

Care for the exterior

Generally painting onto woodwork is effective because it’s an already hard and rigid surface which doesn’t require much attention, also it can be easily transported while layers are wet and still drying, A rigid surface is best for sanding and pouring techniques, generally if you painting onto a wood surface it absorbs the paint which means you get a nice desirable effect after its finished, generally wood is a lot more durable so will last much longer once protected too.

1. Cleaning

Start by covering the windows and put out the protective plastic on the ground next to the facade. Rinse the facade with water and then add the outdoor laundry, always follow the recommendation of the packaging. Let it work, rinse off with plenty of water. Do not have excessive pressure when using the airless spray as it may damage the wood. If there are algae and mould on the wood you should add a moose and mould agents, too. The agent does not need to be rinsed away but be sure to follow the package instructions.

2. Scrape and sand

Check the wood by knitting with a knife or screwdriver here and there, especially at the joints and end grain. Soft, moist wood must be replaced before you paint. Scrape off paint that is flaking and loose. If there are blisters and cracks, or if the colour is painted in thick layers, you should remove all colour. Using heat, scrape or paint remover.

3. Prime

Use basic oil on the joints and end grain, wipe off the excess oil after about 30 minutes. Prime then all surfaces, follow drying times and recommendations for the colour you selected. Cracks greater than two millimetres you cooking with målarfog after you primed.

4.  Paint

Apply plenty of colour, paint the top down. Make sure the colour covers everywhere, take extra care at junctions and end grain. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly before applying the second layer, always follow the recommendations of the jar. Do not paint when it rains as the rain can make the surface dull and stained. Hopefully, this will help anyone who is struggling.

Many of you are probably also wondering why you shouldn’t just go out and purchase some cheap paint and use that on your fences instead. I mean understandingly premium paints are expensive, but you pay for the quality compared to say supermarkets own brand. (can be applied to anything really). that’s why if you are going to purchase premium paints you will most likely want to buy all the accessories too that go with it, purchasing an expensive paint brand also gives that extra quality which is missing from a lot of cheaper brands.

Beckers Paints.

Some of you may have noticed we have introduced Beckers back onto the site, which should be in the next coming months. Beckers is part of the tikkulria group, who own Alcro as well. So for lovers of Alcro Paints, you will not be disappointed with these qualities of paints. Swedish Paints generally have a much higher sheen level, and usually, require only a few coats to maximise its use, so will look great on exterior use as well as interior uses too.

Beckers Perfekt.

Beckers Perfekt is a paint  of great quality. It is ideal for protection for the facade. Becker Perfect acrylic paint is easy to apply and dries quickly. Perfekt is suitable for cladding, barge boards, window frames, etc. This is a new product of theirs, if you want to read more about this product please take a look here. If you want to enquire about ordering this paint please get in touch with us on live chat or through email or phone.

perfect acrylate

Thanks for taking your time and reading our blog page, we will hopefully be updating this page over the coming months. if you need any assistance please feel free to contact us by email or on live chat.


Wash facade every two years to reduce the risk of algae and mold growth. Crop or moving bushes that are close to the facade as solar and wind access.

If the house is painted with linseed oil paint sludge or earlier, you should repaint with the same type of paint. Ask your paint dealer for help if you are unsure of what color the house is painted with before.