Light can bring about an amazing effect in any space. It can make things look larger or make them appear smaller but how about the effects mood lighting has on the way those around it feel? The mind can perceive color in ways not known to the naked eye and create in us a feeling of euphoria, sadness, or anger, depending on the color.
Each person in the room can experience something different from the other caused by the same color. When light and color are combined, the effect is simply underestimated as being the powerful creature it becomes. Imagine the colors of clear blue water as the bright sunlight hits it, imagine how relaxing this is. One only needs to think on this to have it affect them. Imagine the soft soothing light found in a spa. Doesn't it make one want their bathroom to have the same relaxed stress-free feeling? Mood lighting can do this in any room of the home.
Mood lighting affects not only the mood of the room but can be used to decorate the surroundings. Bright colors of mood lighting can excite and motivate one to move and be active. Softer mood lighting can bring one down to a level of calm and warmth after a long day working in bright fluorescent lighting. Interior designers know how important the color palette is to a design and mood lighting can enhance the beauty and decor as well as any well-placed accessory or piece. It makes space more personal but without making a major design commitment. Dining rooms can be dazzling for guests with a soft white mood lighting choice. "This mood lighting will sweep reds, blues, yellows, and subtle hues of white across a dimly lit room."
Mood lighting offers the homeowner a plethora of options. There are mood lighting objects for the table, those that set on the floor, canisters, recessed lighting, wall panels, and frosted colored glass. Carlotta De Bevilacqua created a wonderful three color floor luminary with remote control to enhance a small to larger room with color. This Artemide created illuminating lighting fixture can flow with any type of design and style choice because of the simple canister design. Also by Artemide comes the brilliant wall or ceiling mounted four color light with remote control. This mood lighting will sweep reds, blues, yellows, and subtle hues of white across a dimly lit room. No matter what favorite color you have, the choices are available to make your home more inviting and comforting to those who live there.
The pieces you choose to design your home need careful consideration and care when being placed. Mood lighting is no exception. The overall decor will be enhanced with the shape and finish added. In the wrong spot, it can create an unwanted change, in the right space and with the right colors and designs, it can be one of the best design ideas you add. Take a step further in the overall look of the home with the addition of mood lighting and see where it can take you.