Light the way

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The kitchen is one of the rooms in which we spend most of our time. Make sure the lighting is optimised to elevate the experience! Here are a few quick, yet effective tips to get you started.

ADAPT YOUR LIGHTING TO THE INTERIOR

If you have cupboards above your worktop, focus on lighting under these cabinets. If you have none it becomes important to add lighting above the countertop, both subtle lighting to create an atmosphere, but primarily stronger lighting for when you need worktop lights.

SELECT THE RIGHT COLOUR

Make sure to choose the same light colour for all of your bulbs. It’s not as tricky as it sounds; retailers usually offer 3000K as warm white, however the experts recommend 2700K for a finer lighting mood.

AVOID DULL LIGHT

Choose point LED lighting instead of a joint LED under cupboards for worktop lighting, as the strip often gives a flatter and thus a dull light.

EMPHASISE BEAUTIFUL TILES

Place the light source closer to the wall underneath your cupboards, if you want to emphasise the tiles or backsplash

FINALLY …

We spend some of our most important moments around the dinner table and lighting plays an important role when it comes to the mood we want to set for these moments. Opt for a gentle, preferably dimmable light source and make sure that the lamp above the dining table isn’t in the way of the view or the person you’re talking to.

Source: Helena Åkerberg, Light Architect
 at Greatlight

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