Cyanometer - one of the most exciting "colour measuring devices" imaginable. In 1789, the Swiss physicist de Saussure invented a scale of 53 numbered shades of blue to capture, record and measure the blue of the sky on his many walks through the Alps. The German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt also carried a Zynamometer with him on his long journeys to South America. There are also modern dynamometers, such as the circular "Colour of Water" by Spencer Finch, it shows 100 Pantone colour patterns for the colours of the sea in a circular arrangement. According to expert and book author Alexandra Loske (The History of Colour), these colour wheels are "good examples of the subtle intersection of art and science that has existed for centuries". At the same time, it becomes clear that it is impossible to capture all the colours of nature. The Cyanometer represents the human desire to arrange colour in a room and have a conceptual understanding of it.
Originally, the cyanometer was used to,
make a connection between humidity,
sky color and altimeter.
This brief outline of colour history shows that colour lovers have always tried to dimension the room and colour and thus also to master it. To understand the effect of colour, one must first get really close to it and sharpen one's view of colour in nuances. What is the subtle difference between light blue, sky blue, and baby blue ? A good tool to do that is the Cynamometer. To differentiate and define the 53 shades of blue is alone colour theory for experts. The German paint specialist and manufacturer Caparol says about blue: "The Germans' favourite colour is blue" - "a highlight for the wall!" The longing for blue on surfaces, on facades and in rooms. (...) How does a blue room feel ? Too chilly, cool, transparent, airy, uncomfortable, light, impersonal widened, heavy, pleasant, melancholy, activating, calm, deep, breathe deeply, serious, celebratory, annoying, noble, heavenly, vast, ... (Source: Caparol.de)