The Colour Silver

One can almost say that silver is the exact point where pure black switches to pure white, with shades of grey on either side. As black absorbs heat best, silver is the best conductor and with connotations to white, is the best reflector of visible light known.

Described as a metallic shade of grey, the colour Silver is a cool metal that can be sleek and modern, or rich and ornate in jewelry, silverware and classical instruments.

Evidence suggests that Silver (metal) is more than 5000 years old. Silverware, such as teapots, food trays and underplates, became popular mostly to the upper-class and rich, as it was both ornamental and practical to keep food and tea warm for longer.

Combined with white, silver often relates to snow, cold and winter. Furhermore, silver like white, creates the illusion of space whether it be small stars in the night or large mirrors in a magic trick.

Elements like water & glass reflect light, imitating silver & shine. It is in this reflection that one can play with light & the reflection of it, creating volumes of shine, whether it be fairylights reflecting in a mirror on the table with glitter decorations, or a crystal serviette ring. Always remember, in most cases the cutlery is already silver, and wine glasses reflect whatever light there is. Candlelight will soften the reflection to a golden shine, where fairylights will create a ‘mirrorball’ effect on the glasses. Silver can also add rich decorative splendour in a formal setting, when used in ornaments & function jewelry.