Nothing exists without light. Colors, textures, and geometry are born for our eyes when light meets matter. At that moment, it’s when the miracle of illumination happens, where what mends our world are revealed to our eyes. Lighting design is everything when it comes to interior design. It plays a big role in how you perceive and experience a space because it radically affects the appearance of geometry, and our mood and emotions as well.
A good lighting plan depends on the characteristics of the light source and how we distribute it in the space. Here, you’ll find the basic principles about lighting design, along with some tips, ideas and concepts on how to light up any space like a pro.
The basic principles of lighting design begin with understanding the characteristics of the lighting source. Each bulb or lighting fixture has conditions that may or may not be good for your spaces. Let’s see the 4 characteristics of light sources that you need dominate before selecting bulbs or a lighting fixture for your space.
1. Color Temperature:
Color temperature is used as a method of describing the warmth or coolness of a light source. The spectrum of color temperature is measured in Kelvin degrees. These values are used to describe the color emitted from lighting sources.
- The warm light creates a cozy, calm, inviting atmosphere, perfect to be used in bedrooms, living rooms, family rooms, dining rooms or any space that require an intimate and personal mood.
- Neutral and soft white is a friendly and clean light best for kitchen and bathrooms or any kind of workspace.
- The cool light is adequate for offices, hospitals or other commercial uses.