Temples, Mosques and chuches have been, since old times, traditionally white. The Greeks were the first to use white stones in their constructions. The white colour was chosen for its purity symbolism and is now also associated amongst others with religious and civic virtue. The Romans, during the Renaissance - and particularly in the Neoclassic style (18th-19th century) - were the ones who brought back white stones for government buildings and churches.
Edited by Mélanie Rouge