Color temperature has the ability to change the mood of a person, whether drastic or brief. Although subjective, scientist have found that for a fact each color wave, have different ways in which they impact behaviors. While perceptions of color are vast and different for each person, there are some color effects that have universal meaning.
Colors in the warm side of the spectrum such as red, orange, and yellow evoke ranges of emotions and feelings of warmth and comfort as well as feelings of anger and hostility. Colors on the cool side of the spectrum such as colors blue, purple, and green. These colors are often described as calm and mysterious but also can represent feelings of sadness or indifference.
Difference in Lighting
Ever since the invention of the first modern, electric light bulb in the late 1800’s, we have seen everything illuminated by incandescent bulbs in yellow color, measured at 2700K (Degrees Kelvin). The light created by these bulbs have given off an orange-yellowish glow for over 130 years, making the colors in our homes warmer which made them feel comfortable and cozy.
True to this day, warm colors have always made people feel welcome at home. But since recent times, newer colors have been invented and each color have provided the ability to improve the mood. In bedrooms and living rooms it is rather common to have warmer colors but when its comes to bathrooms, garages, basements, attics or porches, it’s a different story as those rooms need you to feel more productive or concentrated.
What is The Best Color Temperature For You
There are three primary types of color temperature for light bulbs which are: Soft White (2000K – 3000K), Cool White (3000K – 4000K), and Daylight (5000K – 6000K). Although the whiter lights will appear brighter than those of a lower Kelvin reading, the brightness does not change at all between Kelvins as seen through the amount of Lumens.
Understanding Kelvin temperature (K) makes it easier to choose lighting that gives you the look and feel you want. From brisk and refreshing to warm and cozy, finding the correct color temperature for your place will greatly influence the look and feel of any room