Inspiration

  1. FREE DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50

    FREE DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50

    Thinking of redecorating? We are currently offering free delivery on all orders of paint bought through the Craig & Rose website with a total value of £50 or over to UK mainland addresses.

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  2. rococo style

    PERIOD STYLES: ROCOCO

    Rococo style was characterised by lightness, delicacy and elaborate ornamentation, beginning around Louis XV’s (1715-74) reign of France and influenced by the famous courtesan Madame de Pompadour.

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  3. ARTIST IN RESIDENCE BRINGS HISTORY AND CONTEMPORARY TOGETHER FOR STILL LIFE

    ARTIST IN RESIDENCE BRINGS HISTORY AND CONTEMPORARY TOGETHER FOR STILL LIFE

    “It’s as enjoyable to sketch a contemporary tin as it is an historic one,” says artist-in-residence Catriona Taylor. “There’s a pleasure in drawing everyday objects. It gives heightened awareness to the ordinary, the unnoticed. And then, just as the historical tins have stories attached, so do the contemporary ones.”

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  4. A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE

    Leith is where it all started for Craig & Rose in 1829, so when we were asked to supply paint for the Memory Lane mural project we were delighted to be involved!

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  5. georgian and regency style

    PERIOD STYLES: GEORGIAN & REGENCY

    A number of the colours in our 1829 Vintage Colours range are inspired by popular shades from the Georgian and Regency Periods.

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  6. chalkboard

    5 WAYS TO DECORATE WITH CHALKBOARD PAINT

    You can create a functional and fun chalkwall surface in virtually any room in the home or office by simply applying chalkboard paint in the same way as you would an emulsion on your walls. Chalkboard paint originally became popular for use in kids rooms, to create an area to stimulate play and also to aid learning, however there are so many more ways it can be used within the home!

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  7. ARTIST IN RESIDENCE CAPTURES THE PROCESS OF PERFECTING COLOUR

    ARTIST IN RESIDENCE CAPTURES THE PROCESS OF PERFECTING COLOUR

    While working as artist in residence at Craig & Rose, Catriona Taylor spent some time in the laboratory with the technical team, learning how colour consistency is achieved. In the lab the paint chemists test every batch of colour made, so that whichever batch the customer receives, Saxe Blue is always Saxe Blue.

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  8. ABIGAIL AHERN PAINT RANGE AVAILABLE ONLINE

    ABIGAIL AHERN PAINT RANGE AVAILABLE ONLINE

    We are pleased to have the Abigail Ahern paint range in stock and ready for you to purchase online! The range encompasses 13 colours - A beautiful collection of dark, inky hues with layers of depth.

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  9. Upcycling furniture

    UPCYCLING FURNITURE – GIVING AN OLD FAVOURITE A NEW LEASE OF LIFE

    Upcycling – the new buzzword. In recent years we have seen the trend towards make do and mend,towards individualism and creating something unique, whilst reducing waste by recycling old pieces.This winning combination of saving money while pouring your own personality in to your homeseems to have captured the imagination of the nation. So what do you need to know if you are considering your own project?

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  10. Art deco style

    PERIOD STYLES: ART DECO

    Our 1829 paint range is inspired by the arts and crafts of a number of diverse cultures and distinctive periods in history. Art Deco is one of these periods, spanning the roaring 20’s through to the Depression of the 30’s.

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  11. ARTIST IN RESIDENCE FOCUSES ON THE FORTH BRIDGE

    ARTIST IN RESIDENCE FOCUSES ON THE FORTH BRIDGE

    Artist-in-residence Catriona Taylor found extensive files in the Craig & Rose archive dedicated to the Forth Bridge. Its distinctive red oxide paint was supplied by Craig & Rose for over a hundred years and for generations the Bridge was used extensively in the company’s advertising and on the front of thousands of tins of paint and varnish.

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  12. choosing colour to maximise light

    CHOOSING COLOUR TO MAXIMISE LIGHT WITHIN YOUR HOME

    People often use words such as light and airy, or dark and gloomy to describe rooms. The amount of light that a room gets, based on the direction it faces and the number of windows it has is not something that can be easily changed. But you can use colour to change the feel of a room and maximise light.

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  13. ARTIST IN RESIDENCE BRINGS CRAIG & ROSE HISTORY TO LIFE IN WATERCOLOUR

    ARTIST IN RESIDENCE BRINGS CRAIG & ROSE HISTORY TO LIFE IN WATERCOLOUR

    For the second half of 2013, Craig & Rose were fortunate to have visual artist Catriona Taylor as artist-in-residence at our factory in Scotland. Find out more about the work she created using the Craig & Rose archives.

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  14. glitter glaze

    ALL THAT GLITTERS

    Looking to add a bit of sparkle to your home? Glitter glazes are a great way to create a feature in a room, whether you want to create a minimal look, an opulent space or a creative space for kids.

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  15. REDECORATING THIS EASTER

    REDECORATING THIS EASTER

    The Easter bank holidays are just around the corner, how will you spend yours? If you’re planning on a spot of redecorating, these simple tips should help you get the most out of your time and budget.

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