Although the bathroom often makes the top of the list when it comes to rooms that homeowners can’t wait to redo, it’s less likely that the same homeowners will consider putting lighting fixtures at the top of their bathroom remodel requirements. Nonetheless, some changes in lighting can have a big impact on your home, even in the bathroom. Of course, it’s no secret that switching to LED options and using energy-efficient bulbs are two ways to save significant money in the long-term. But, there are other more visually specific ways that lighting can significantly change your bathroom ambiance. The color rendering index describes how a lighting source renders color, that is how close it comes to rendering a given color in its natural hue. Knowing this, a lighting source expert can help you pick lighting options that will give your bathroom color choices their best chance to be appreciated. Ambient, or general lighting, can be recessed in order to gently bathe the room in light. Mirrors can be used to provide strong, focused light for tasks. Wall sconces work well in bathrooms, creating a classic, or feminine look. Meanwhile, linear, or art deco styles might do well in a more modern bathroom.
- When upgrading your bathroom consider installing energy efficient lighting options that will prove cost-effective over time.
- When reviewing lighting options for your bathroom, pay attention to the coloring rendering index.
- The coloring rendering index number of a lighting source indicates how truly a light source reveals an object’s natural color.
“One important aspect that’s often overlooked in bathroom renovation is lighting, which can make all the difference in the size, functionality, safety, and ambiance of a bath space in your home.”