Lighting and color. How lighting affects color

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Lighting and color.

The colors we see are the result of a light beam striking a surface and then reflected towards our eyes.
Research has increasingly shown that the concept of color is the result of peoples’ psycho-physiological approach.

Exterior wall bulkhead lights
Exterior wall bulkhead lights

There are also other factors that influence the visual perception of colors and light, such as age, sensitivity to light, and neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and autism.

Lighting has the power to transform a space.

When designing a space, color perception is strongly related to the sensations caused by the lamps according to their color temperature.

Most designers know that the warm and cold tones of the lamps produce different colors.
Incandescent lamps—warm lighting—add an orange or reddish tint to colors.

For example, brown acquires a pink tint.

Marine nautical wall lights
Marine nautical wall lights

On the other hand, fluorescent lamps—cold lighting—add a blue tint which results in brown acquiring a blue tint.
This phenomenon is usually found in bathrooms equipped with fluorescent lamps.

Also, have a look at some of the light fixtures that create the feeling of past eras, suitable for interior decoration—the beautiful brass light fixtures.