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DECORATION PAINT ST.HELENA BLUE

 

The name St. Helena Blue

 

refers to the famous island where Napoleon Bonaparte died on the 5th of may 1821 at the age of 51. This is the only thing that can be said with certainty, the rest is merely speculation. Especially the way he died, one theory points to the blue wallpaper in his house. This wallpaper with drawings of birds, flowers and butterflies contained a toxic substance called 'Arsenic'.It isn't unusual for wallpaper from this period to contain this substance, a lot of materials were made with arsenic (before people knew the toxic effects of the substance). The blue colour of the wallpaper and the famous island were the inspiration for our colour St. Helena Blue (which is completely arsenic free).