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Blue is considered by many to be a cold colour, but for many it evokes memories of warm seas and golden beaches with blue sunny skies. This is why all manner of blues are a firm favourite with our customers when choosing a new glass kitchen splashback.
Blue is one of the three primary colours of pigments in painting and traditional colour theory, as well as in the RGB (Red, Green and Blue) colour model. It lies between violet and green on the spectrum of visible light. The eye perceives blue when observing light with a dominant wavelength between approximately 450 and 495 nanometres. Most blues contain a slight mixture of other colours; azure contains some green, while ultramarine contains some violet. The clear daytime sky and the deep sea appear blue because of an optical effect known as Rayleigh scattering. An optical effect called Tyndall scattering explains blue eyes. Distant objects appear more blue because of another optical effect called aerial perspective.
In art during the early Middle Ages, blue played a rather minor role. The nobility wore red or purple, while only the poor wore blue clothing, coloured with poor quality dyes made from the woad plant. Blue played no part in the rich costumes of the clergy or the architecture or decoration of churches. This changed dramatically between 1130 and 1140 in Paris, when the Abbe Suger rebuilt the Saint Denis Basilica. He installed stained glass windows coloured with cobalt, which, combined with the light from the red glass, filled the church with a bluish violet light. The church became the marvel of the Christian world, and the colour became known as the bleu de Saint-Denis. In the years that followed even more elegant blue stained glass windows were installed in other churches, including at Chartres Cathedral and Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. Even a lot of 1920 and 30 houses have a stained glass window, usually above the front door and blue is often the primary colour used there too.
Another important factor in the increased prestige of the colour blue in the 12th century was the veneration of the Virgin Mary, and a change in the colours used to depict her clothing. In earlier centuries her robes had usually been painted in sombre black, grey, violet, dark green or dark blue. In the 12th century the Roman Catholic Church dictated that painters in Italy and the rest of Europe consequently, to paint the Virgin Mary with the new most expensive pigment imported from Asia; ultramarine. Blue became associated with holiness, humility and virtue.
Remember that at Splashbacks of Distinction we manufacture, supply and fit splashbacks for any room in your home or office, not just the kitchen. We supply the following items in premium quality glass to enhance your property:
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Splashbacks of Distinction is the trading name of RDC Glass Ltd