Ever notice how much light affects color? Light is the stimulus that produces our visual perception of color, so in a phrase, color does not exist without light. This is why choosing the right light for your home is so important! The right light can enhance the ambiance and décor of any room. How you ask?
Check out these 5 tips from an interior design expert to help you make the most of light in your home.
Tip 1: Pick your lighting before picking your colors. Many homeowners tend to select their lighting after choosing their paint color and carpeting, but lighting impacts every color, so rewire your thinking and let light guide your color choice!
Tip 2: Make sure to view all of your paint and carpet samples at home during different times of the day. The intensity of light throughout the day will impact your choice of color. Don’t forget to test those samples at night with all of your lamps turned on!
Tip 3: Always consider the amount of sunlight a particular room will get. Does it face North, East, South or West? As mentioned, the intensity of light affects color, so sunlight is crucial.
- For a room that doesn’t get much sunlight, use bolder colors, such as red or blue, to give the room personality.
- For a room that gets a lot of sunlight, stay away from the dark colors. Use warm or cool colors, such as a blush or mint green.
- For a room that varies in sunlight, reds, oranges, and yellows are beautiful.
Tip 4: Choose the right light bulb. Like sunlight, light bulbs can greatly alter the color of a room. How do you know which light bulb is best for your home? Keep reading for a great suggestion!
Tip 5: Keep light bulb wattages in mind as you shop. Use a lower wattage light bulb for your living and dining room to create a warm ambiance. Higher wattage light bulbs are great for spaces you need bright light, such as your bathroom and kitchen.
But what light bulb provides the best light? Easy. Finally® light bulbs. Why? Not only are Finally light bulbs energy efficient and have a long life of 15 years, but they also produce a broader color spectrum than LED with our patented Tesla Technology. Finally light bulbs reach purples and violets, which allow our light to reveal the brilliance in whites and colors throughout your home. Try us out and see for yourself why Finally light bulbs will change the way you feel about light.