The Impact of Lighting on Paint Colour and Overall Ambiance - Dekro Paints

The Impact of Lighting on Paint Colour and Overall Ambiance

Choosing the right colour is only half of the battle when it comes to creating the right ambiance to complement your chosen colour. One of the most important factors in creating the perfect ambiance is lighting. Lighting can completely transform the way a colour looks in a room and can even affect our mood and well-being when in the room. Let’s discuss the impact of lighting on paint colour and overall ambiance.
Natural Lighting vs Artificial Lighting:
Natural lighting is the best option for showcasing paint colours in their truest form. Sunlight is the most accurate and the most balanced light source, allowing colours to be seen in their purest state. In contrast, artificial lighting can be tricky as it comes in a multitude of different hues and intensities. Depending on the type of artificial light bulb used, this can drastically change the way a certain colour appears in a room.
Colour Temperature:
Colour temperature is another important factor when it comes to choosing the right lighting for a room. Colour temperature is measured on a scale called the Kelvin scale, and ranges from warm to cool. Warm lighting has a more yellow/orange tint to it and has an overall relaxing effect on the mind and body. Cool lighting has a blue/white tint and can increase alertness and productivity. Choosing the right colour temperature can dictate the ambiance of a room.
Accent Lighting
Accent lighting is a great way to highlight certain features in a room, such as artwork or smaller architectural details. Accent lighting can also be used to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. For example, placing a lamp on a side table can create a warm and inviting ambiance in a living room.
Lighting plays a significant role in the way a colour appears in a room and can have a profound impact on the overall ambiance. Whether using natural or artificial lighting, choosing the right colour temperature, and incorporating accent lighting can create the perfect ambiance for any room in your home.