Lighting Control Systems Help You Find the Perfect Hue for Any Occasion
As interior designers, you know how important lighting control systems can be to getting the most out of your projects. So many aspects of the home – from the color of the walls to the mood of each room — can be impacted by both lighting color and intensity.
Specifically, color temperature can have a significant impact on the look and feel of your client’s luxury space. Color temperature has to do with the heat of your fixtures. The concept is somewhat contradictory. The hotter your bulb gets, the colder hues — like blue or purple — that you get. The colder the bulb, you can achieve warmer colors like orange or yellow.
In the past, interior designers had to choose between different fixtures to get a specific color temperature. For example, incandescent bulbs tend to give off a warmer glow while fluorescent bulbs give off a cooler, cleaner tone.
At first, LEDs were criticized for not giving the same warm tones as incandescent bulbs. But in recent years, lighting control systems have found a way to change the color of LED lights. Not only does this make it easier to choose the lighting temperature for specific rooms, but it also lets homeowners make adjustments in real-time.
Why is this so important? In this blog, we’ll explore the aesthetic and lifestyle benefits of using the right color temperature in your projects throughout Atherton, CA and the Bay Area.
Pick the Right Color
The color your client picked out in your design center could look entirely different in their brand-new home. For example, a wall may look white with warmer hues but blue in cooler ones. To avoid misunderstandings, you can use a lighting control system to adjust the temperature. With the right lighting setting in place, the wall color reflects precisely what your client had in mind.
Set the Tone
Light temperature also helps you get the right ambiance in each room. Specific hues can affect a person’s mood. Cool shades like blue, for example, help with concentration and cleanliness. They’re ideal for offices, bathrooms, and kitchens.
In areas where you may want a more relaxing atmosphere, you want to go with a warmer hue like orange. This color temperature is ideal for bedrooms and living rooms. As we mention in the next section, you can always make adjustments throughout the day for specific activities.
Adjust Your Schedule
Your client may also want to use a lighting control system to adjust the color temperature throughout the day. In the morning, blue hues can help you wake up and be more alert as you get your day started. This light is also ideal during homework time in the evening to help the children focus.
If you need a little help with bedtime, relaxing warm hues are ideal to get your body to slow down at the end of the day. All of these changes can be scheduled to happen automatically to help your clients create a regular circadian rhythm.
With color temperature, you can create more beautiful, livable spaces. To find out how our lighting control systems can help you in your next project, call us at 415-993-7600 or email [email protected].