Inviting Home - architectural products, home furnishings and home lighting
crown molding
Fresno crown molding NAL28 installed with

color LED lights and

Flint L-molding for spot lighting

Special effects created with colored cornice lighting. Dramatize murals shining soft light downward by mounting LED lights under a cornice. Install LED lights on the back of the overhead and mount 5 - 6 inches from the wall

door trim
door trim set:

Boston overhead with

onlay and

Boston trim molding with

corner blocks
colored home lighting

Colored Lighting

Decorating with lighting is an underestimated effect, yet the powerful combination of lighting and color is a way of producing a stunning effects by simple means.

A wash of colored light on the blank canvas of the white wall, painting, or mural can create a totally different mood - without having to redecorate.

We all perceive color in our own way. In part this is due to our physiological make-up, but it is also shaped by our own personal experiences.

Wherever light is strong there are dazzling combinations of color: the blue of the Mediterranean, the bright colors of Africa, the vibrant hues of India and Latin America. Color affects our mood, adds flavor to life and richness to our surroundings.

Introducing color with lighting can transform our interiors. It provide a magical paint box of possibilities for creating a mood with lighting. From the subtlest wash of gentle hues, which dissolves boundaries, expands space and creates relaxing, therapeutic atmosphere, to the most theatrical effects.

Light and Color

Light and color are inextricably linked. Colored lighting affects emotions and used to therapeutic effect in health and beauty spas, as different colors are through to create different moods and so enhance the effectiveness of treatment.

The hot colors of the spectrum are invigorating, tonics that vitalizes and shake us awake. Cool shades absorb, soothe and tranquillize. With colored light we can change not only the mood but the apparent shape and size of our rooms as colors recede and advance.

The way in which our perception of colors is affected by light, and the way in which colors affect our perception of space, is critical when it comes to interior design. Blue can increase a sense of spaciousness - think of the sky and sea. The vibrant red invokes many psychological associations. Red is warm and welcoming when used in small doses but a large expanse can be overwhelming.

LEDs (light-emitting diodes), can literally change the color of your walls and ceiling at the touch of the button. With the light source concealed, all you are aware of is the magical effect of color.

In contemporary interior, which might take a stronger, more dramatic lighting scheme, a colored light on a wall or ceiling of the same color can provide even grater intensity. For example, using a blue light on a blue wall will increase visual saturation. The closer the color of the light to the wall color, the more dramatic result. Colored lighting techniques are often appropriated from the theater in order to bring additional color and drama into our living spaces.

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