Update your interior this October with this easy guide

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month and one company is commemorating it in a very special way.

If you’re thinking of redecorating this month, it can be difficult to know where to begin. From what room to start in, whether or not to buy that new piece of furniture or what colour palette would look best – it’s safe to say that revamping your interior isn’t always simple. However, we’ve got the perfect colour scheme for you and your home this October.

This month, the Little Greene Paint Company has joined forces with national charity, Breast Cancer Haven, to promote and support Breast Cancer Awareness month. For the whole of October, Little Greene customers will be actively helping to support people with breast cancer. Little Greene has pledged that 15p from every tin of paint and roll of wallpaper sold via the company's 270 UK-wide stockists, or through its website www.littlegreene.com, will be donated directly.

As well as this, Little Greene recently launched its capsule collection of Pinks, which includes the delightful Dorchester Pink Colour Scales, four graduating tones based on the original Dorchester Pink. Contrary to popular belief, pink can work in every home. Last year we saw a blush pink revolution, conjuring up a wistful, feminine feel to any interior yet you can also take pink from girly to elegant by pairing with shades of charcoal grey. In addition to this, for a softer, relaxed look, try pairing pink with warm neutrals and mix up fabric textures to create contrast and add interest.

In keeping with Little Greene's heritage links, the colour pink also has deep roots in history. Whilst pink colours had been used in artists' work for centuries it was only during the 18th Century that pink became popular in clothing and porcelain. Pink fell out of fashion in the 19th Century and only with the introduction of chemical dyes in the 20th Century creating bolder, brighter and more powerful pinks was there a resurgence in popularity. It was in the 1940s that pink truly became associated with girls, often used to signify both femininity and sexual empowerment. Nowadays, pink represents strength within women and, as such, is the colour many breast cancer charities use. 

Breast Cancer Haven is the only national breast cancer charity that provides one-to-one support to improve the quality of life of anyone affected. Pamela Healy OBE, Breast Cancer Haven's Chief Executive explains: “We are thrilled that the company has once again chosen us as the charity to benefit from its support. We receive no Government funding, so every penny raised is spent wisely on life-changing and life-affirming services. Pink is the colour of the moment, so update your home all the while knowing that you're supporting a fantastic charity.”

Managing Director of the Little Greene Paint Company, David Mottershead confirms: “Last year our loyal customers raised just over £12,000 for the charity – I'm completely confident that we'll beat that record. Pink is such a joyous colour that imbues the home with a sense of life and wellbeing – the same focus that Breast Cancer Haven adopts to help improve the quality of life those affected by cancer. “

For more information, visit www.littlegreene.com. If you are looking for your dream property this October, then get in touch today and one of our experts will be more than happy to help.