There is a wide range of available paint brands on the market. It is natural that you want the highest quality products at the lowest possible price. We all know that it is not so easy to figure out which way is right and sometimes we have to make a compromise. In our article, we offer you a brief review of some of the most popular paint brands in the UK.

Paint Brands

Little Greene

Little Greene is a historic English paint brand which has its origin in Manchester. Little Greene paint colours are made with the finest materials and created using traditional and contemporary pigments. All their paints are made in the UK to a high standard and with care for the environment. It offers water-based emulsion paints with VOC levels of almost zero, and gloss paints made with natural vegetable oils.

  • The average price is £27 per 1l, but the special paints may cost up to £54.


Farrow and Ball

Farrow and Ball paint is made using only the finest ingredients and Farrow and Ball still manufacture paints and wallpapers by traditional methods to original formulations. They prefer the more difficult route of using only the best raw materials available, which has resulted in unsurpassed levels of flatness and depth of colour in most paint finishes.
Remaining true to their traditions, Farrow & Ball stand alone as Britain’s last remaining paint manufacturer to produce a full range of modern and traditional formulations. Farrow and Ball sell low and minimal VOC paints and limewash in a wide range of colours.

  • The average price is £27 per 1l.



An American company, Valspar products are trusted for their durability and performance – The greatest advantage of Valspar is a wide range of colours. Valspar uses special colour matching technology to create paint in 2.2 million colours.You can bring in any sample which they’ll scan and match the colour. Your chosen colour will stay true in this high-quality, low-VOC emulsion, delivering long-lasting beauty and durability. It is ideal for new drywall, bare wood and plaster.

  • The biggest disadvantage is a high average price which is £30 per 1l
    as Valspar has announced rise of prices up to 20%.



Leyland Paints was one of the first manufacturers to pioneer the development of emulsion paints for the homeowner. The introduction of “Leytex” water paint marked a major advance in paint technology. However, it has changed recently since people complain that the LeyLand paint is not smooth at all and have experienced the “sandpaper” finish effect. Secondly, it has medium-VOC emulsion and average duration.

  • The price is low (£5 – £15), which may catch the attention of customers, and it corresponds with its quality which is also relatively low.



Dulux is an internationally available brand of architectural paint. It consists of 4 main components binder, pigment, additives and water. Dulux only uses high-quality binders, pigments and additives and the paints have a much lower water content when compared to other inferior paints. You’ll need less paint with Dulux because the paint has better coverage and hiding power. Another advantage is easier application and ability to achieve a smoother quality finish. You won’t have to paint as often as Dulux paint offers exceptional durability. What is more, your walls will look fresher for longer as most common household stains can be easily removed.
It is also eco-friendly as it has a low-VOC emulsion.

  • The average price is relatively low (between £10 – £20), which is great when you take into account, that Delux can mix any of previous paint at almost 98% similarity.
    Therefore, we put Delux Paint as our tip no.1 for you.