Light is used to accentuate a certain space and create a particular ambience. Effective placement of doors and windows create natural light, whereas artificial light is broadly divided into three major types:
- Task lighting, such as a bed lamp, is used for a defined purpose
- Accent lighting highlights a particular show item such as artwork
- Mood lighting helps set the mood while illuminating an overall space
Note: Ensure the undertones of colour in the light source are working with your colour scheme, otherwise the effect can be muddy, washed out, or out of harmony.