There is one thing in choosing the perfect pendant light for your interior décor but there is another thing choosing the right color temperature for lighting up your space.
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What is color temperature really?
Before we dive into our tips and tricks, lets focus on what is color temperature. Most of led bulbs nowadays have a variety of color temperatures using different hues of white. There is a term being used in the lighting industry being called “correlated color temperature”. This term depicts how warm or cool the color of light comes from a led bulb.
How to use the perfect color temperature at home
At this point, we need to mention that a correlated color temperature is measured in Kelvin. A warm light is anything around 3000K or lower or white cool could be 4000K or above. What is usually common is a neutral color which is between cool or warm.
If we think of it as Kelvin, we will see that:
2200-2700K: produces a warm light that’s best for low-light areas where ambient lighting is needed – similar to an incandescent bulb.
3000-3500K: produces a soft white light that’s crisper than 2700K, similar to halogen lamps.
4000-4500K: produces a bright white light that’s ideal in kitchens, offices, workspaces and vanities where detail-oriented tasks are performed.
5000K and up: produces a bright bluish hue of light, mostly found in commercial locations
Takeaways to consider
If the color of your walls is towards cool hues like black, grey or blue, a cool LED color temperature between 3000K to 3500K might be the best choice for your décor. Warmer white LEDs would be greater if your home is full of natural materials like wooden flooring.
Second takeaway to consider is the style of your interior décor. Traditional or transitional homes typically use 2700K LED warm white light as it is considered to give similar glow as a candlelight or gas lighting.
Room by Room
Let’s start with the bedroom first. The most personal space of all in a home environment, keeping the lights low and warm around 2700-3000 Kelvin. Allow yourself to relax and rest.
- Going to the bathroom, we need a cooler brighter light to remain as functional as possible. If you believe that this is too much for your space, a dimmer could be also used. Suggested color temparture could be around 3000-4000K.
- Second most important space is of course the living room. The space where relaxation takes place, friends are gathered to chill and have fun or just watch movies, series or casual TV. Always aim for 2700-3000K here.
- Dining room area needs to be in the middle of bright and balanced warm. 2700-3000K here is appropriate just like the living room.
- Lastly, moving to the Kitchen, you need bright colors and versatility. You could either go for neutral lighting temperature around 3000K or you could go bright aiming for 2700-4000K
As we understood, color temperature is very important for your interior decoration but also for your psychology. We went inside some lighting tech stuff as of how to measure the “correlate color temperature” which is in Kelvin, which temperatures are best for the different spaces in your house but also great things to consider before purchasing a bulb.
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