Our Heritage

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QUALITY AND CREATIVITY

Established in 1829 by two young Scottish entrepreneurs James Craig & Hugh Rose, Craig & Rose became renowned for manufacturing superior quality paints, and professional painters and decorators quickly adopted it as their brand of choice. At that time, paint was milled and competitors used to grind raw materials twice. Always keen to go the extra mile, Craig & Rose were known for their triple grinding.

Over the years, Craig & Rose won numerous exciting contracts, such as painting the iconic Forth Bridge, manufacturing paint for St Paul’s Cathedral, palaces around the world and the South American Railway.

COLOUR FOR CONTEMPORARY HOMES

Today, we combine our heritage with current trend expertise to offer a variety of ranges for the modern home. Opt for period colours with our 1829 collection, bold decorative effects with Artisan, or let us create any colour you can imagine. All our paints are crafted to guarantee the quality and performance out customers expect from us.

EXPLORE OUR RANGES


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1829 VINTAGE COLLECTION

Our flagship range was launched in 2000, and has been relaunched in 2017 featuring an exquisite range of 110 vintage colours researched from our extensive historic colour archives.



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ARTISAN

Our ARTISAN off-the-shelf speciality collection of decorative paints and finishes allows you to create bold, beautiful and bespoke effects in your home. Inject some striking contemporary style into a room by illuminating smaller objects like ornaments or, for a more dramatic look, larger pieces like furniture and feature walls.



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ABIGAIL AHERN

We work with a select number of brand partners to develop and create bespoke ranges which are in keeping with our shared values of quality and design. Designer Abigail Ahern’s palette is a glamorous, sophisticated and intriguing collection made from mostly natural pigments - the colours give redolence and depth so you get beautiful undertones with the colours subtly changing with the light.


CRAIG & ROSE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Today, we combine our heritage with current trend expertise to offer a variety of ranges for the modern home. Opt for period colours with our 1829 collection, bold decorative effects with Artisan, or let us create any colour you can imagine. All our paints are crafted to guarantee the quality and performance out customers expect from us.

In 2007 Craig & Rose achieved ISO14001 environmental management accreditation. This means that we measure and monitor all our environmental impact and comply with all current UK legislation. Craig & Rose are committed to actively reducing its environmental impact year on year and work with a number of organisations to reduce waste, reduce the depletion of natural resources and more recently we have been undertaking a project to recycle paint which would otherwise end up in the UK waste stream.