Redecoration project at Leeds Castle

Last Spring 2015, Little Greene collaborated with Campbell Smith & Co. on the restoration and redecoration of the library & dining Room at Leeds Castle, the aim of the project was to restore the rooms to their former glory. Our job was to ensure that the colour palette chosen remained in keeping with the historic style and character of the building.

Dining Room: Normandy Grey 79 Dining Room Frames: Pearl Colour 167 Dining Room: Normandy Grey 79
Dining Room Frames: Pearl Colour 167

Leeds Castle is a Tudor building and a fascinating piece of architecture, with records dating back to 1119. Catherine of Aragon is probably the most publicly recognised permanent resident of the castle.

Detailed research was carried out before the work commenced, enabling Campbell Smith & Co. to match the scheme to a precise specification using our Colours of England Card, featuring 62 authentic English Heritage shades. Combined with our colour expertise and specialist formulation, it made for a fantastic result.

Library Walls: White Lead Deep 171 Library Walls: White Lead Deep 171

In keeping with the original décor of the castle, a number of pedigree and heritage techniques were used to conserve the original features. Carried out with meticulous precision, the project has been recognised with the Highly Decorative Project of the Year award in the Premier Trophy Awards – a national competition promoting high standards of craftsmanship organised by the Painting and Decorating Association.

SAM_2297 Images supplied by Campbell Smith & Co.

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