Crown's history goes all the way back to 1777 in Darwen, Lancashire where the company has remained to this day. By the late 1800's they were producing wallpaper for brands such as Lincrusta and Anaglypta. In 1906 introduced their first paint range ... 'Hollins Distemper'. In 1949 granted their first Royal Warrant. 1966 saw the first paint range under the 'Crown' brand name. In the early 1970's introduced the markets first 'One Coat Paint' ... Crown Solo. 2001 saw the launch of 'Breatheasy' ... a 99% solvent free emulsion in hundreds of beautiful colours and this remains Crown's signature range to this day.