Little Greene Retrospective Papers
Little Greene had one of the best stands at Decorex last year. The giant figures on their stand featured colours from their Retrospective paint range. The group included a giant telephone in Trumpet, a soldier in Atomic Red and a Marigold submarine. Little Greene have now extended the Retrospective range to include some very colourful wallpapers.
The paints in the Retrospectives range are all authentic colours from the 1960s & 1970s. The wallpaper collection echos the same era and is available in eight patterns. The range was extensively researched from historical sources, including the archives of the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester. Little Greene chose Maison & Object to launch this new collection last month.
Lavaliers is based on a pattern that comes from a French pattern book from 1975. It is available in six colourways and would make a great feature wall in your home. Some of the colourways are very bold like Atomic shown below, but others have a more subtle style. The originals were neutral in colour and printed on embossed paper, the modern-day printing processes have allowed this style to be recreated.
The Starflower paper is based on a pattern that is believed to have originated in Belgium in the 1960’s. The platinum colourway is the most subtle one in the range. The other four colourways are reminiscent of the bolder colours favoured in the period – Starflower Original has amazing colours! If you want to recapture the 60’s vibe the Starflower paper would be a great choice for your home. The paper allows you to add florals to your home in a very modern way.
Reverie is another beautiful floral in the collection. The original for this design was found in a wallpaper book from the 1970’s. Research shows that the original paper was inspired by the work of the artist Henri Rousseau. Reverie is available in three different colourways and is probably the prettiest paper in the new range.
You can see the full collection on the Little Greene website. The other designs are more subtle but all are available in a variety of colourways depending how brave you are. What’s your favourite?