Beatrix Potter and mythical birds inspire new Little Greene palette

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Little Greene's colourful co-lab with the National Trust has now resulted in some gorgeous new paint colours inspired by the trust's properties and gardens, including Beatrix Potter's farmhouse in Cumbria and George Bernard Shaw's writing hut that famously revolved to follow the sun. The mythical birds on the wallpaper hung by Chippendale at Nostell Priory also get a nod.

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The first palette is all green – 31 shades, categorised into grey greens, neutral greens, yellow greens, blue greens and turquoise greens (who knew there were so many?). Independent, family-run Little Greene makes its paints at its factory in Snowdonia and are described as environmentally friendly, so they're another shade of green too.

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"With access to over 350 significant historic interiors in the National Trust's care, we have had an unparalleled opportunity to delve into a prestigious and eclectic mix of decorative styles," says Little Greene's Managing Director, David Mottershead.

"It's been a fascinating exercise and, with such a wealth of resources at our disposal, the hardest part has been editing it down to a selection of colours that will be welcomed by today's interior designers."

The National Trust will also receive a donation from the proceeds of the paint sales.

Clare Brown, Head of Brand Licensing for the National Trust, comments: "The choice of green for the first collaboration is an inspired one: it is the colour of the National Trust and conjures up images of the expanse of gardens and countryside that we look after for the nation to enjoy."

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