Here is a selection of completed work from Splashbacks of Distinction.
Where would we be without the colour green? We use it so much in our day to day lives that it has come to universally symbolise certain instantly recognizable objects or commands.
It is little wonder that we sell so many glass splashbacks that have this popular colour incorporated into them.
Safety and permission. Green can communicate safety to proceed, as in traffic lights. Green and red were standardised as the colours of international railroad signals in the 19th century. In 1912, the first modern electric traffic lights were put up in Salt Lake City, Utah. Red was chosen largely because of its high visibility, and its association with danger, while green was chosen largely because it could not be mistaken for red. Today green lights universally signal that a system is turned on and working as it should. In many video games, green signifies both health and completed objectives, opposite red.
Nature, vivacity, and life. Green is the colour most commonly associated in the West with nature, vivacity and life. It is the colour of many environmental organisations, such as Greenpeace, and of the Green Parties in Europe. Many cities have designated a garden or park as a green space, and use green rubbish bins and containers. A green cross is commonly used to designate pharmacies in Europe. In China, green is associated with the east, with sunrise, and with life and growth.
Springtime, freshness, and hope. Green is the colour most commonly associated in the Western world with springtime, freshness, and hope. Green is often used to symbolise rebirth and renewal and immortality. In Ancient Egypt; the god Osiris, king of the underworld, was depicted as green skinned. Green as the colour of hope is connected with the colour of springtime; hope represents the faith that things will improve after a period of difficulty, like the renewal of flowers and plants after the winter season.
Youth and inexperience. Green the colour most commonly associated in the West with youth. It also often is used to describe anyone young, inexperienced, probably by the analogy to immature and unripe fruit. Examples include green cheese, a term for a fresh, unaged cheese, and greenhorn, an inexperienced person.
Calm, tolerance, and the agreeable. Studies have shown that green is the colour most associated with the calm, the agreeable, and tolerance. Red is associated with heat, blue with cold, and green with an agreeable temperature. Red is associated with dry, blue with wet, and green, in the middle, with dampness. Red is the most active colour, blue the most passive; green, in the middle, is the colour of neutrality and calm, sometimes used in architecture and design for these reasons. Blue and green together symbolise harmony and balance.
Jealousy and envy. Green is often associated with jealousy and envy. The expression green eyed monster was first used by William Shakespeare in Othello. Shakespeare also used it in the Merchant of Venice, speaking of green eyed jealousy.
Love and sexuality. Green today is not commonly associated in the West with love and sexuality, but in stories of the medieval period it sometimes represented love and the base, natural desires of man. It was the colour of the serpent in the Garden of Eden who caused the downfall of Adam and Eve. However, for the troubadours, green was the colour of growing love, and light green clothing was reserved for young women who were not yet married. In Persian and Sudanese poetry, dark skinned women, called green women, were considered erotic. The Chinese term for cuckold is to wear a green hat. This was because in ancient China, prostitutes were called the family of the green lantern and a prostitutes family would wear a green headscarf. In Victorian England, the colour green was associated with homosexuality.
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