Lighting. Friday , September 21st , 2018 - 19:14:03 PM
When looking at and characterizing white light we use the terms "cool" and "warm" to describe its lighting characteristics and what part of the light spectrum it tends to emphasize. It does not describe the temperature of the light bulb. The terms "warm" and "cool" are emotional terms that tend to describe the experiences or actions that are performed in that light. For example a light source with reds and yellows are considered warm because they evoke feelings of relaxation and comfort, where a blue light source might convey a felling of cool water or the brisk outdoors. With this in mind you can see how a light source helps to bring out colors in a room and flood the place with certain emotions.
First let's consider the type of room we are creating and how the lighting design scheme will help us to achieve our vision. As you go through each area of your bathroom consider what you want to get out of it and how choosing the best light fixture will allow you to bring out the best in the room. Let's consider function. Lighting for your bathroom needs to be of such an arrangement as to not only light the space but add personality and character to the ambiance of the room. It needs to be efficient and take as much advantage of any natural light that might be in the room. Your lighting design should allow sufficient light to be able to safely accomplish bathroom duties, but allow you to change the mood from duty lighting to relaxation lighting.
An object's colors act as discriminate reflectors meaning they will only reflect their own color. The reason why we can see all the colors present in the objects around us is because white light contains all the colors of the visible spectrum of colors, so it highlights them all. This concept of how light works becomes important when we want to highlight something in a certain way. For instance let's say we have a red rose with a green leaf. If the rose was lighted with only a red light the green leaf would appear to have no color or it would appear to be black. This concept could also be flipped the other way in lighting the rose with a green light the red rose would appear to have no color or look black. Remember if the color isn't in the light source you won't see it in the object being lighted. When we look at the color light spectrum there are colors that are weak at certain points and stronger at others. If you have a light source that is stronger in any one color or colors it will tend to emphasize those colors and mask the other colors present.