Light is a powerful variable in interiors, depending on the balance of the natural and artificial lighting in the space. Traditional white light/sunlight can be split into the colors of the rainbow with a prism, and the individual colors can be combined to form a multitude of possibilities for design. In addition, we can create stunning effects within a space with light and water. Shine light through water, and it comes to life, dancing in whatever way the water flows and ripples.
How can we set the mood in a space by incorporating light with water? Light has generally been associated with happiness, energy and prosperity. With light versus darkness, there is good versus evil; there is a “light at the end of the tunnel”; etc. Even though light as a whole evokes positive feelings in us, the colors individually bring about specific emotions.
For instance, red has always been a color that signifies approaching danger or arouses passion. Yellow is associated with having a sunny disposition, while green is a color of acceptance, tolerance and agreement. Regardless of our background or where we come from, these are pretty universal. Other colors are also universal such as blue, symbolizing a state of calmness, and purple, Âa regal color often associated with splendor. Black is a color of mysticism and unknown, while white is Âa color of purity and transparency.
Light can have a spectacular effect on lighting in pools. A pool with lighting systems installed underwater creates varying ambiance.Â One minute it is a red and orange raging pool of passion, and another minute it looks like the blue-Âgreen tranquil pools of Bora Bora. The light travels out of water and spills to the room creating a glow, along with the shadows formed by ripples of water. The effects together create an eclectic vibe in the room. We can also extend this further by using multiple hues at the same time to create a disco style lighting.
Lighting can also be added to the surface of the water. Many ecoÂ-friendly, floating solar lights are now available in a variety of shapes and sizes. These are not only easy to add, but they are also easier to maintain.
Bring glass floors into this equation; and we will have water flowing under our feet, while enjoying the dry and cozy comforts of our couch. These floors can also be illuminated with different types of lights, such that the floor becomes alive with fluid movement and vibrant lighting, sometimes becoming more lively than the party above the glass boundary.
Water walls are another interior decor feature that can be enhanced with lighting. A simple light focus, enhances the ripples and flow of water, making it a beautiful focal point. Placing it at a location where lighting from an external source can play with its moods will give the wall a variety that is unpredictable. Similarly, installing the lights within the wall and allowing the water to flow over, will give a subtle glow to the wall, with a romantic soft ambiance to the interior space.
Lighting can also be moderated with the levels of intensity, twinkling to blazing. Each level of intensity communicates a certain level of energy, which transforms the room from a romantic candlelit atmosphere to a bright tropical themed party room. Light products today allow us to use dials to control the brightness of these lights and come with a light color selector.
The union of two forces in nature Â water and light Â along with creativity and ingenuity of a human brain has now allowed us to discuss some picturesque options for enlightening our homes. Definitely, the ways in which we can express our interior spaces have become more versatile and catered to our needs… and wants!