New Names, Packaging and Colours

2013_packagingPreviously known as 1829

1829 was the year when paint-makers Craig & Rose was established in Edinburgh – making it the oldest independent paint manufacturer in the UK.

1829 has also been the name of the company’s flagship range of classic paint colours that have coated the insides and outsides of landmark buildings up and down the country like St Paul’s Cathedral, Longleat House and Brighton Pavilion.

But the 184 year-old date is about to be shifted from headline to tagline, making way for Authentic Period Colours as the range title. The name highlights the fact that all the colours in the range are based on original hues from iconic periods of history or dynamic world cultures. Notes on the new colour card give brief insights to their historical or cultural inspiration.

Along with the name change comes a smart new livery on the tins, combining heritage with contemporary elegance. Seasoned painters and decorators and DIYers will notice the addition of a few new colours.