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When we think of the ideal colour for a new glass kitchen splashback, the chances are we will be thinking about a light or vibrant colour to brighten our homes. Black is quite possibly the very last colour that springs to mind, but why?
Black can be such a dramatic colour for a splashback, particularly if the rest of the kitchen or surrounding decor is light or even white. Black is particularly dramatic when a high resolution image is included. Your decor will immediately take on a stunning and art like appearance. Lines become more defined and the intense contrast can stop a lighter decorated room from looking washed out.
Black is the darkest colour, the result of the absence or complete absorption of visible light. It is an achromatic colour, a colour without hue, like white and gray. It is often used symbolically or figuratively to represent darkness, while white represents light. Black and white have often been used to describe opposites such as good and evil, the Dark Ages versus Age of Enlightenment, and night versus day. Since the Middle Ages, black has been the symbolic colour of solemnity and authority, and for this reason is still commonly worn by judges and magistrates.
Black was one of the first colours used by artists in neolithic cave paintings. In the 14th century, it was worn by royalty, clergy, judges and government officials in much of Europe. It became the colour worn by English romantic poets, businessmen and statesmen in the 19th century, and a high fashion colour in the 20th century. In the Roman Empire, it became the colour of mourning, and over the centuries it was frequently associated with death, evil, witches and magic. According to surveys in Europe and North America, it is the colour most commonly associated with mourning, the end, secrets, magic, force, violence, evil, and elegance.
Black ink is the most common colour used for printing books, newspapers and documents, as it provides the highest contrast with white paper and thus the easiest colour to read. Similarly, black text on a white screen is the most common format used on computer screens.
We unconsciously use the word black in so many sayings today and not all are negative. Despite the darker connotations of the colour black, there are some positive references to the colour, particularly in the finance world.
So many world famous photographers have employed the colour black to their art over the years. Black has the ability to enhance the lighter subjects features better than any other colour.
The stars in a jet black night sky, a sultry figure against a black background or a night time city scape will all look simply amazing in your home.
A plain glossy black kitchen splashback will also help to bring added visual impact to a lighter decor too. Withought the definitive impact of black against white or cream, the rest of the decor can look somewhat insipid and shallow.
So why not think outside the box when it comes to choosing the colour for your new glass kitchen splashback. Splashbacks of Distinction have so many colours, textures and designs to choose from, but why not ask to see some examples of our black kitchen splashbacks before you make your final choice, you may be pleasantly surprised.
Splashbacks of Distinction is the trading name of RDC Glass Ltd