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At Paint the Town Green, we strive to carry through eco-mindfulness across everything we do. We are an environmentally-friendly decorating company, we sell eco-paint, we recycle where possible, we minimise our packaging and we try to operate as much as we can in a paperless way.   We were shocked therefore to learn from eco-company Green Printing Solutions, who re-manufacture quality, affordable cartridges, that only 15% of the 65 million cartridges sold in the UK each year is diverted from landfill!  Sadly, ink (unlike our lovely paint) contains high levels of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and heavy metals which can lead to soil and water pollution. As...

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Together with The Decor Cafe, Juliette Travers, Maitland and Poate and Clara Bee, we recently hosted an event at the Paint the Town Green showroom to talk about how to bring your home to life with colour and pattern. The event was inspired by the fact that homeowners are turning to colour and pattern more and more to introduce brighter, bolder and more uplifting looks into their homes. We have not written it up until now as we wanted to wait a while before reliving it all over again! It was a fabulous, most enjoyable morning. We got super feedback...

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Decors Barbares, Maximalism, Molly Mahon, Nathalie Farman-Farma, Oliver Thomas -

When you deal with colour day in and day out, maximalism is a concept you become less and less afraid of over time. Nathalie Farman-Farma, founder of textile-design business Decors Barbares is shown here wearing La Double J as shot by this month's Vogue. We coveted La Double J's Italian home not so long ago. It's maximalist fashion meets interiors and quite frankly, we love it! We also love Decors Barbares who source 19 Century fabrics from Odessa to Lisbon and reprint their patterns in a 150 year-old workshop. With only high profile clients under her belt (Tory Burch, Violet von Estenholz - matchmaker...

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Emma Green Design, Global Fund for Children, Saatchi Gallery, Steam Punk -

Battersea based interior designer, Emma Green of Emma Green Design, was recently approached to design an entire gallery at the Saatchi Gallery for a fundraising evening last month.  Emma was tasked with creating a chill out room for the Global Fund for Children charity event. The theme was Steak Punk to mark the rapid development of technology, industry and the treatment of children in London in the Victorian times, all themes that still resonate today and which, as it did back then, still evoke both wonder and fear. We were delighted to be asked by Emma to help bring her display together. She...

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blue, Colour psychology, eco paint, Fisherman's Blues, Interior Design, Moody Blues, Nicky Haslam, nightswimming, no toxic fumes, paint the town green, Powder Blue, Pure Shores -

Recently we ran a free prize draw competition with our friends @NappyValleyNet. We only asked that people picked their favourite blue from our collection. When we got the results in, we couldn’t help but feel a tad surprised. We wondered if people had simply chosen the blue they generally liked best rather than which blue they would use to paint the walls in their home. First up was strong and honest Fisherman’s Blue. Pure Shores came a close second and Powder Blue third. Night Swimming which is probably our best-selling blue at this particular moment in time and very much...

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