Exterior And Garden

Front door paint colour makeover with Craig and Rose’s 1829 vintage paint collection.

I do love a front door paint colour change. I felt it was probably about time for one again.

My front door has been a selection of blues and greens previously, so this time I decided I wanted a lilac hue.

I’ve been eyeing Craig and Rose’s gorgeous 1829 vintage paint collection, a nod to the past from their archives.

Talking about their past, Craig and Rose have been in existence since 1829.

They have painted some iconic sites, such as the Forth Bridge, St Paul’s cathedral and many palaces around the world.

After selecting a few colours, I ordered the colour patches. These are self adhesive paint colour samples, coated rather than printed to give them a true representation of the colour.

Having the colour patches made life so much easier for me than using sample pots.

I could instantly see how the colours looked on location, and how they varied with light through the day.

As you can see above, I picked 4 colours. Which one is your favourite? I actually went for the middle one on the bottom row called Mackintosh Mauve.front door paint colourHere it is in all its glory, what do you think?

It’s actually lilac, but at different times of the day, it can look pink too. It compliments my outdoor tiles well don’t you think?

So, Mackintosh mauve is a light mauve, delicate and floral, often used by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for decorations and motifs. I used this colour with the Craig and Rose 1829 white undercoat.front door paint colourIt’s such a pretty and happy colour. It makes me smile when I get home after a stressful day at work.

Doesn’t this scene make you feel like Summer is just around the corner? I’m proud that my plants are thriving too.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this front door paint colour makeover. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. x

( All photos are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a paid partnership post with Craig and Rose).

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