How to choose the right light source color?

Interior Color Temperature Guide

When choosing lighting, we not only follow the economic side of how to save as much as possible, but it is also essential that we feel comfortable when lighting. It is therefore necessary to think about what color of light the light source will emit. For clarity, it is best to divide the colors of light into three types: warm white, cool white and daylight white.

Warm white - to relax


For most people , the warmest white color is the most pleasant and experienced . It has a soft yellow tint and emits a classic light bulb and a halogen bulb, as well as more expensive fluorescent and LED bulbs . With LED bulbs lately but the tendency to use light a little brighter than the yellow strictly as with conventional bulbs . It tries to get closer to normal daylight and also too yellow color is not good for the eyes. The warm white color is recommended for lighting fixtures that we will have in rooms where we want to relax or feel comfortable - most often it is a bedroom , living room or children's room .



Light sources with daylight white (sometimes referred to as neutral white) are also widely used in the home . Sources with this cool white color are white in color and are best for areas where we perform some activity and need to "see well without a yellowish tinge". Specifically, they are recommended for the kitchen , bathroom , hallway and possibly for the children's room and study .

Cool white - for activity

The third type are sources with a cool white color . Their light is very bright , intense and sometimes even bluish . This color promotes concentration and makes the eyes less tired (suitable when working with a computer). Therefore, you will most often encounter these resources in offices , offices , commercial premises and industrial halls . They can also be used in very dark rooms, such as cellars.

Wondering how to find out which color group a particular light source belongs to? You need to know how many kelvins he has, or what his chromaticity temperature is. The number of kelvins must be indicated on the box of each light source. And a simple rule applies - the more kelvins, the whiter the color is bluer.