The right kind of lighting can make cheap furniture look outrageously expensive and evoke a mood of luxury or calm; it’s just a matter of finding what works for your home. With lights of different hues and colours coming on the market all the time, why not try a bulb of another shade and see if you want to use it just for special occasions or keep it like that the whole time?
Yellow light is the one we’re most familiar with, as many bulbs meant for domestic dwellings are in shades of yellow. The warmth makes rooms feel cosy, perfect for snuggling up with a loved one and taking in a film. You probably already have a yellow light, but why not take it up a notch by changing the colour temperature? Changing from 3500K to the intimate glow of a 2500K bulb will make a difference we guarantee you’ll notice.
Red light is for when you want to inject some va-va-voom into your life. Simply exchange a normal lightbulb for red and you’ll see why so many films and TV shows use the shade for romantic scenes. It can also hint at danger, so use it sparingly! Ideal for putting in a bedroom lamp.
Green light is used to symbolise nature and can create a calming effect when used sparingly. It’s also good at increasing focus, so put a green bulb in a lamp near your desk. You’ll find that the tone will help pull your attention to the item in front of you.
Alternatively, replace all the bulbs in one room with green for a classy party atmosphere. Great for socialising with friends, turn your homey kitchen into a cool cocktail zone.
A cool colour, blue light can be very calming when used against a white wall. If your bedroom has white sheets and magnolia walls, use blue fairy lights around the ceiling to lend a calming twinkle to your nights. It might also make you sleepier; television shows and films use blue light to signify that it’s nighttime but the audience can still see what’s going on.
BLT Direct have a great selection of coloured light bulbs, from green to magnolia, even including ultraviolet bulbs. If you want to change the look of your home or just want to change your lighting for a party, order today.
Created by Steve Ellwood on 7th November, 2017
Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct