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The versatility of the color white

White is a color that has always fascinated humanity and is among the most widely used in fashion and tradition. Egyptian and Roman priestesses wore white as a symbol of purity, the lamb with its whiteness represented sacrifice during the Middle Ages, and in modern times this color has become the bearer of modernity.

White is given by the additive synthesis of all the colors of the visible spectrum, i.e., it is the combination of all colors; it is very bright, but it has no hue, which is why it is called "achromatic."

 

Symbolism and meaning

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Traditionally, white is associated with the concept of purity and innocence, representing new beginnings and freedom. There are many religions that associate white with spirituality and God, which results in the use of symbols such as the lamb, dove, or lily.

The most common example of the use of white to indicate purity is probably that of the wedding dress. In Roman times the bride wore a white tunic tied at the waist with a knot that only the groom could untie. But the modern tradition of the white dress did not arise until 1840 with the marriage of Queen Victoria and the introduction of this as a symbol of purity.

For bedrooms and bedding, white is strongly recommended as it helps create a feeling of tranquility, facilitating rest. In particular, this color can be especially beneficial for children, helping them to reconcile sleep and feel calm after intense days of play.

 

Matching

White is universally recognized for its extraordinary versatility that allows it to adapt to any context and style without ever looking out of place. It is a color that never goes out of fashion and can be used alone or combined with any color.

The looks that can be created with white are many and varied.

  • Monochromatic combinations: different shades of white can be placed side by side to create an elegant and sophisticated palette, playing with shades and textures to create diversity and depth.
  • Neutral combinations: with other neutral colors such as gray, beige, and taupe, you can create timeless atmospheres that infuse serenity into the room.
  • Strong contrasts: by juxtaposing it with brighter colors such as blue, green or red, it is possible to create dynamic and eye-catching looks that are enhanced by the neutral brightness of this color.
  • Pastel hues: pastel colors such as pale pink, light blue or mint green create delicate and subtle combinations with white, perfect for those seeking a more subtle look.
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Duvet in Hungarian Goose - Zermatt Plaid in Boiled Wool Solid Color - Giusy Sheet Set in Pure Cotton with Printed Flounce - Giglio Towels in Brushed Terry Cotton - Eden