The use of different colour temperatures and/or coloured light augments the spatial differentiation or accentuation of objects.To create lighting effects with an intense atmosphere, it is necessary to work with saturated colours and intense colour contrasts.

Variations in the colour temperature primarily arise due to selecting light sources ranging from warm white to daylight white. Coloured light is best produced by RGB colour mixing luminaires or by using colour filters.

Differentiation using brightness contrasts

When the lighting design relies exclusively on white light, contrasts are produced by differentiating the brightness levels. Perception focuses on the three-dimensional effect obtained by light and shadow, making this is the key to effective modelling.

Differentiation using colour temperature

Using a cold light colour intensifies perspective and creates an open feeling of space for the objects accentuated with warm white light.

Differentiation using coloured accent lighting

A coloured accent can be used to add emphasis to individual objects against a background illuminated in neutral white. The use of colour filters allows light colours to be produced or changed with flexibility and ease.

Body colour and white light

Whereas white illumination can bring out the colour of the material with good colour rendition, coloured lighting increases the effect or exaggerates it.

Body colour and coloured light

Coloured material which is illuminated using light of the same colour intensifies the colour impression. The diffuse coloured light reflected from the surface lends a greater colour intensity to the whole room.