Great new packaging, same timeless colours!

Same unique historic colour range, same premium quality paint, great new name and packaging!

authentic period colours packaging


1829 was the year when Craig & Rose was established in Edinburgh – making us the oldest independent paint manufacturer in the UK. 1829 has also been the name of our flagship range of authentic period colours, handpicked from our historic archives.

The packaging has been updated to give a fresh new look and a brand new finish has also been added. 21st Century Emulsion is a robust, hard-wearing emulsion suited to the modern home with excellent durability and a wipe clean formula that will sit alongside the popular, traditional Chalky Emulsion finish.

Everything else remains the same - the high quality finishes, the same period colours and the same technical information.

The range contains 60 period colours, each with a unique history that is detailed on the colourcard.  These colours are available in the following finishes: Chalky Emulsion and Acrylic Eggshell.

Chalky Emulsion is a traditional and luxurious flat, matt finish that absorbs light, giving walls and ceilings an unrivalled depth of colour.

Acrylic Eggshell is a smooth, silky yet durable finish for walls, woodwork, trim, architraves and suitably prepared radiators.

In addition the range contains Precious Metal paints - hardwearing metallic paints perfect for plaster, wood and metal.

The new packaging is currently being rolled out around the UK.

View the full range of Authentic Period Colours  .