Craig & Rose

We’re delighted to partner with Craig & Rose, who have been manufacturing superior quality paints since 1829.  

Established by James Craig & Hugh Rose, two young Scottish entrepreneurs, Craig & Rose are renowned for the quality of their paint. Over the years they have won contracts including painting the iconic Forth Bridge and manufacturing paint for St Paul's Cathedral. Today, Craig & Rose combine their strong heritage with current trend expertise.

Many Landmarks are decorated with paints from Craig & Rose's 1829 collection. Our surveying and furnishings teams carry trusty 1829 colour charts as they regularly travel between our near-200 buildings and consult with Craig & Rose's specialist team where needed.

Below are some examples of where we have used the 1829 range of paints in our historic holiday properties.

Tower Hill

St David's, Pembrokeshire

With an astonishing view of the Cathedral at St David's, Tower Hill sits at one of the most important sites of early Celtic Christianity and long a place of pilgrimage and inspiration. We recently redecorated this Landmark, using the Craig & Rose colours Swedish Blue and Wedgewood Lilac in the bedrooms and Parchment and Deep Adam Green in the kitchen.

Click below to watch our video all about how we refreshed this Landmark.

Tower Hill revitalised

Semaphore Tower

Chatley Heath, Surrey

Semaphore Tower in Surrey is a Grade II*, 19th-century brick structure, once at the forefront of technology and design. Our restoration work at this building took place during 2020, despite the unexpected complication of the Coronavirus pandemic.  

Throughout Semaphore, all the joinery is painted in Craig & Rose's Pipe Clay in eggshell. All ceilings are White Doe chalky emulsion. The entrance hall is Saxe Blue and the ground floor bathroom is Regency Cream. The twin bedroom and its shower room are Steel Pole, the double bedroom is Pompadour (pictured right) and the sitting room Regency Cream. 

Click below to read Craig & Rose's blog on this fantastic project.

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Saddell House

Kintyre, Argyll and Bute

Craig & Rose generously provided paint for an extensive redecoration of Saddell House in Scotland, which included the development of two bespoke colours.

'Lichen' was created for the master bedroom and is a classic green tone, complementing the view through the large bay windows. 'Terracotta' was also created (pictured left) to evoke a homely feel, reminiscent of the property's history and complementary to its classical style.'

Click below to read in-depth about the project, including details about the rest of the colours used throughout the house, in Craig & Rose's blog.

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