Perfect Pinks from Little Greene to Mark Breast Cancer Awareness October

Little Greene have launched a delightful capsule collection of pink colours this Autumn, which also celebrates the company’s long-standing support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, held every October. during which 15p from every can of paint and roll of wallpaper sold is donated to a Breast Cancer Charity.

Wall: Dorchester Pink – Mid 286, Door and Woodwork: Dorchester Pink 213

Wall: Dorchester Pink – Mid 286, Door and Woodwork: Dorchester Pink 213

‘Pink’ comprises eight related pink shades, and provides a delicious choice from soft delicate tones associated with femininity and sensitivity to bolder, seductive hues. Designed to work harmoniously together and with other Little Greene shades, these versatile pinks include seven new colours and one from the existing colourcard. 

Brickwork: Confetti 274, Cupboards: Lamp Black 228, Far wall: Salix 99

Brickwork: Confetti 274, Cupboards: Lamp Black 228, Far wall: Salix 99

In keeping with Little Greene’s heritage links, ‘Pink’ has its roots in history. Did you know that during the Renaissance period, pink was used in paintings for the flesh colour of the human body? And whilst pink colours had been used in artists’ work for centuries it was only during the 18th Century that pinks became popular in fashionable clothing and porcelain, with architecture following across Europe soon afterwards?

Wallpaper: Paradise – Pink, Left Wall & Picture Rail: Hortense 266, Upper Skirting: Carmine 189, Lower Skirting: Córdoba 277

Wallpaper: Paradise – Pink, Left Wall & Picture Rail: Hortense 266, Upper Skirting: Carmine 189, Lower Skirting: Córdoba 277

Pink fell out of fashion in the 19th Century and only with the introduction of light-fast chemical dyes in the 20th Century creating bolder, brighter and more powerful pinks was there a resurgence in popularity. It was in the 1940's that pink truly became associated with girls; before that, pink had been for boys too. Bet you didn't know that either?

Wall: Córdoba 277. Inset Shelf: Blush 267. Window Sill: Loft White 222 

Wall: Córdoba 277. Inset Shelf: Blush 267. Window Sill: Loft White 222 

Often used to signify both femininity and sexual empowerment by, and for women, pink demonstrates outer beauty and inner strength: nowadays, pink represents strength within women and, as such, is the colour many breast cancer charities have used to represent their brand. 

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