How to apply colored lighting in your home? 5 Tips

How to apply colored lighting in your home? 5 Tips
14 november 2023 | reading time 3 minutes

Lighting plays a crucial role in creating the right atmosphere and ambiance in your home. Besides traditional white lighting, you can also experiment with colored lighting to create a unique and vibrant atmosphere. In this blog post, we share some tips to apply colored lighting in a creative and stylish way in your home.

     KuvaLight_Mozaiek_couch_green_light             KuvaLight_Mosaic_PianoBlack_orange
The green light above the sofa gives a tranquil atmosphere, the soft orange-red pastel light creates a warm happy feeling. Both examples shown were matched to the bouquet of roses in the foreground of the picture. The KuvaLight Mosaic is an art work that can be hung horizontally above a couch or vertically in a hallway.

Tip 1. Opt for RGB- lights

What is RGB lighting? The colored lights have three led diodes close to each other. The letters stand for Red Green and Blue. With these three colors you can make any color you like. Using colored lighting with smart lighting control systems such as Philips Hue offers the ability to adjust the color of the light according to your preferences. With a remote control or a smartphone app, you can easily select the desired color. This makes it easy to change the mood of a room and adapt it for different occasions.

Tip 2. Accentuate specific elements

Colored lighting can be used to accentuate specific elements in your interior. Consider placing colored spotlights above a piece of art, a bookcase or an architectural feature in your home. By illuminating these elements with subtle color, you create visual interest and add a touch of drama to the space.

Tip 3. Influence your perceived temperature

Colored lighting can influence the perceived temperature of a room by 1 to 3 degrees Celsius. 

KuvaLight_Braga_Piano_Zwart_115cm_oranjelicht  KuvaLight Braga Piano Black Blue light   

In the photo above, the orange color light radiates a warm feeling, useful on a cold dark winter day.  In contrary the blue color light, gives a cool feeling on a warm summer day. The KuvaLight Braga is a decorative piece of art with integrated lighting, while having no effect on the thermostat, changing the color of the light can affect the perception of how you experience the room. 

Tip 4: Create themed atmospheres

Colored lighting can help create themed atmospheres in your home. For example, if you are throwing a party, you can match the lighting to festive colors such as red, green or blue. For a relaxing and soothing atmosphere, you can choose soft pastel shades such as light blue or lilac. Play with different colors to achieve the desired atmosphere and let your creativity run wild.

Tip 5: Combine with white lighting

A smart way to apply colored lighting is to combine it with white lighting. By using white lighting as a base and adding accents of colored lighting, you can create a balanced and dynamic atmosphere. Experiment with different combinations and intensities of colors to achieve the desired atmosphere.
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The KuvaLight Parallel up/down light gives very nice functional white lighting on your kitchen counter or table. Up-lighting your ceiling with different colors creates a different atmosphere in the same space to match your mood, activity or both.

Summing it up:

Colored lighting offers a great opportunity to illuminate your home in a creative and stylish way. By choosing RGB lighting, highlighting specific elements, influencing your perceived temperature, creating themed atmospheres, and combining with white lighting, you can create a unique and vibrant atmosphere in your home. 

Dare to experiment and let colors bring your interior to life!

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Logo_KuvaLight_Amsterdam Nice to know: all KuvaLights can always be set to a warm white light