This past year has been absolutely crazy. With a global pandemic going on and so many other things happening around the world, it was definitely an unforgettable year. Not in a good way, though. For many people across the globe 2020 was a challenging one. What’s more, we don’t really know when all of this is going to go away or how many more challenges we are going to have to face in 2021. That is why, we feel like we need to bring some positivity and color in your life. Sometimes even the smallest things can make you smile. Which is why today we have decided to let you pick a rainbow wallpaper for both your phone and your desktop computer or laptop. After all we all need a bit of brightness, color and joy in our lives right now.
Bring some joy into your life with these wallpapers
What is a rainbow?
We all know that rainbows are beautiful and we all get excited when we see one, but what are they in reality? Rainbows are multicolored circular arcs, which appear usually when the sun starts shining after a rainfall. Their appearance is the result of the sunlight’s reflection, refraction and dispersion in droplets of water. They always appear in the sky in a section directly opposite the sun. No matter where you view a rainbow from it will always appear far away. Even if you look at someone who seems to be standing directly under it, from their point of view the rainbow will seem far away. Furthermore, rainbows can be full circles, however we only see parts of them.
Rainbows are one of the most beautiful natural phenomenons
What are the 7 colors of the rainbow?
The great Newton distinguished 7 colors in the rainbow. According to him these are the colors that are most easily distinguished by the human eye. Nowadays, his system is best known as the ROYGBIV system or the “Richard of York gave battle in vain”. This is an acronym of the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Therefore, these are the seven colors of the rainbow. Newton distinguished these seven colors, because he believed in the philosophies of ancient Greek sophists. They believed that certain things in the world are connected. The colors, the musical notes, the days of the week, as well as the known objects in the Solar System at the time are all connected by the number seven.
There are seven colors in the rainbow – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet
What does a rainbow symbolize?
Because of their beauty rainbows are very popular in art and religion. In ancient Greece for example, rainbows were a symbol of the pathway between Heaven and Earth. In Christianity, a rainbow is seen as a sign of God. The Bible states that after he created the flood, which washed away the sins of mankind he created a rainbow as a promise that he would never do that again. One of the most famous legends regarding rainbows however, comes from Ireland. In the Irish culture it is believed that there is a leprechaun hiding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Every year the Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day where they decorate their home with leprechauns, pots of gold and four leaf clovers signifying good luck.
Rainbows are very popular and symbolize different things in different cultures
Rainbows in modern culture
Because of their beauty and colorful nature, rainbows appear in art quite often. Many artist have notable paintings containing rainbows. Moreover, rainbows have been used internationally in literature, music and films. Many notable song or movie names contain the word rainbow or the rainbow plays a significant role in the story. Lately the rainbow has been prominently used as a symbol of hope and the ushering of a new era. Rainbow flags have been used as symbols of peace and unity in wars and movements throughout the years. The most notable use of a rainbow flag in recent years however, is its use to represent the LGBTQ+ community.
The use of rainbows in modern culture is vast
Why do you need a rainbow wallpaper?
Well, we all know that rainbows are beautiful and colorful and they bring a lot of joy. However, that is not the only reason why you should get a rainbow wallpaper. As we have already stated this natural phenomenon has a lot of significance and symbolism behind it. So, you may decide to get a rainbow background because of its religious symbolism. Or, if you are a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community what better way to showcase that proudly than with a cute rainbow wallpaper for both your phone and your dekstop computer or laptop. Now it is time to scroll through our gallery and pick your favorites.
We have a wallpaper for everyone
Just look at this gorgeous rainbow aesthetic
Some positive reinforcement for you – have the time of your life
Simple, yet gorgeous
This is just such a cute rainbow wallpaper
If these types of roses actually exist they are absolutely breathtaking
Pastel rainbow wallpaper
Enjoy the colors in the gorgeous backgrounds
I am getting hypnotized just by looking at this
Now enjoy a few cool desktop rainbow backgrounds
Soo many colors
Cute rainbow backgrounds
Some absolutely gorgeous natural landscapes
Do you think these views from above the clouds are real, because if they are consider my mind blown