Green paint is reassuring, soothing and elegant, ideal for areas that require tranquillity – a fresh-feeling colour that symbolizes growth and renewal when making that perfect tasty dish. There are many colours across the palette that are perfect for a restful scheme, a bold and energetic room, or cosy and warm living spaces. It’s a versatile hue that suits a range of tastes making it a modern choice in the home today. When used correctly it can be an ideal shade for the kitchen.

Below we take a look at some of the green hues from Little Greene’s palette.

Warm greens with a touch of yellow

Bright green paint colours bring energy to any scheme. Good use of a strong bright green, such as Olive Colour, can be applied very successfully as an all-over colour for both woodwork and walls.


A reduced lime with added red oxide of iron providing a relaxing and elegant backdrop wherever situated.

Jewel Beetle

From the Shakespearean actress Ellen Terry wearing a spectacular green dress, crocheted to look like chainmail, embroidered with gold and decorated with a thousand iridescent wings from the green jewel beetle, which shed their colourful wings naturally.

Olive Colour

A fashionable colour despite its price tag. Mrs Delany the 18th-century writer records having her English room painted in an olive colour for pictures.

Our lovely client in Elsenham didn’t want the usual grey or blue for her handmade kitchen so chose a combination of green and greige. Olive Colour was opted on the island to make a statement feature within the kitchen design and match with our client’s design flair. We think it works wonders!

Muted greens

Muted greens have been used since the beginning of interior decoration. Muted colours such as Sage Green, Livid and Pleat in an all-over colour scheme make a fabulous backdrop when hanging artwork, allowing them to combine well with both contemporary and classical works. These muted green paints are stunning with gold frames and ideal in places of relaxation.

Kitchen Green

A popular hue that hints at the orchard and eases the transition from the inside to the garden.

Normandy Grey

A timeless grey stone with undisputed elegance and personality.

Sage Green

This colour was enjoyed by the Victorians “on account of their response to the sight, and their solid and quiet tone”.

Strong greens

Strong greens retain their signature of natural heritage and create elegance and power wherever they are used. The rich colours found within these green hues will provide a superb backdrop alongside artwork and fabrics.


This is a reduced version of George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Hopper™ 297′. It brings a fresh ambience of midsummer itself.


The name was famously used in Shakespeare’s work “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Consistently mischievous but inherently a lonely character.

Obsidian Green

A classic off-black colour and popular for front doors and exterior railings, but in the 1970s it provided a dramatic backdrop to natural wood furnishings and khaki.

Pale greens

Bring gardens and parks indoors with a pale green. The natural feeling and light that comes from this shade allow us to feel pleasure on so many levels. The lemony hints found in some bring freshness to a green paint scheme. Whilst greens with a blueish influence like Tabernacle, provide a clearer interpretation. These colours are all suitable for kitchen and quiet spaces, pairing well with strong greens and many neutrals.


A pared-down green with unquestionable calming quality.

Hidey Hole

Secluded amongst trees in the grounds of George Bernard Shaw’s Hertfordshire residence is a small hut where Shaw found the tranquillity he needed to write. This small space was surrounded by this peaceful pale green.


This green hue was painted on the small wooden pavilion in Winston Churchill’s home to match the garden furniture.

Blue greens

They are normally termed “aqua” representing an important suite of colours for interior designers. The aqua tones are respected both for their inherent beauty and ability to combine very well with other colours, particularly with natural materials such as woods. Tea with Florence is a sophisticated darker shade which, along with Aquamarine Deep and Canton, has the strength to be the lead colour in a scheme. Use them with a paler choice – to provide contrast and structure.


Inspired by Chinese rugs, ceramics and textiles from the Canton area. This colour would be perfect in south-facing rooms with off-white and a pale blue-green.

Tea with Florence

The Chinese Room in Claydon House, Buckinghamshire is widely considered to be the finest surviving example of Chinoiserie in Britain. This room was dedicated to a private sitting room and for making tea with visitors, including Florence Nightingale.

Harley Green

The library in Wimpole Hall is painted in this deep green-blue.

If you would like to know more about green kitchen designs contact us today – we look forward to hearing from you.