Our Heritage

craig & rose old factory


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.


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.


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With a nod to the past and an eye to the future, our exquisite 1829 collection carefully selects from the Craig & Rose vintage colour archive and other historical sources.

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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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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.