The correct use of colour and well thought-out lighting intensity adjustment for the different parts of a wellness area amplify the feeling of well-being and reflect the function of the environment. Article by Massimo Rosati of Design Street.
We know only too well. Lighting in a home environment or in a public area is as important, and perhaps more, than the colour of the furnishings themselves. It is lighting that transmits to us, perhaps unconsciously, the first feeling of comfort or discomfort, warmth or coldness. Lighting is able to enhance, to emphasise, to create brush strokes, to transform a corner into a feature, a furnishing element, a work of art, and - why not? – a sensory experience.
It is lighting again which is able, as colour therapy teaches us, to influence through its colour a person’s moods, relaxation and well-being.
And it is natural that precisely the field of wellness is where research on lighting and colour has focused most markedly.
Here, in a pool, a sauna, a hammam, a massage room or simply a relaxation area, it is essential that the user's sensory experience goes hand in hand with their physical well-being.
We live in a world that imposes increasingly faster and more frantic rhythms. Precisely for this reason it becomes increasingly important for the environments where we stop to recharge to be truly welcoming and relaxing. From all points of view.
The correct use of colour and well thought-out lighting intensity adjustment in different parts of the wellness area amplify the feeling of well-being and reflect the function of the environment.
Lighting which is too strong, or a cold colour within a relaxation area, could create negative feelings or excite, in marked contrast to the function for which the environment has been designed. A carousel of warm lights on the other hand is capable not only to rest your senses, but also to stimulate feelings of well-being, through colour variations. As well as to evoke thoughts, memories or positive situations in our recollections.
Let us for a moment think of the extraordinary sensations we receive when we happen to enjoy a beautiful sunset, the kind that change the light of the sky from light blue to bright red, going through all the shades of yellow or orange.
Let us think of the attraction and sense of peace that warm light gives us, with its infinite shades always on the move, in a roaring log fire.
Being able to recreate these feelings of well-being even in a closed environment, through the skilful use of light and colour, has become an increasingly important challenge for any wellness centre.
Linea Light Group knows this only too well, and has made professional lighting and the skilful use of light its philosophy. And is able to create lighting systems specifically thought out for every need.
A great help for designers, who now fully understand how lighting is one of the most important elements in any room design: from homes to work areas, from public spaces to showrooms. And to wellness centres, of course!
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