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50 Shades of Grey

50 Shades of Grey This fascinating article outlines how interior design ‘fashions’ are created – particularly with reference to colour. We’ve always known that artificial lighting can alter our perception of colour, but surprisingly, LED lighting is now driving a new colour palette – grey. Given the possibilities created by these latest lighting techniques, maybe it’s time to rethink the traditional ‘rules’ around home decor colours?  A key takeaway: Russian architect Daria Kharitonova says:  “There exists a trend of a more global nature — a transition of the color palette from rich red, gold and warm tones to more restrained and cool...

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Lighting for Older Eyes

As we get older our lighting requirements change as our eyes get less flexible and the ability to focus on near objects decreases. This is why many people need reading glasses. The eye lens also becomes denser, letting less light in, so more light is needed to see. Older eyes require different lighting solutions, and these don’t just benefit older folks – considering the best way to light rooms can also create a wonderful ambience and enhance the sense of well-being for the whole family. How to Light a Kitchen for Older Eyes and Better...

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Lighting for Food Preparation

It’s always a good idea to be able to see what you’re doing. And never so important as in the kitchen. Here are some great ideas for lighting that means your fingers won’t end up in the casserole by mistake. 8 Creative Lighting Solutions for Food Preparation Shop for Kitchen...

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Making Good Use of Lighting Fixtures

There are lots of different light fittings to choose from. Here’s a guide to the more common types of light fittings and what to use them for. Of course, light fittings are only as good as the light bulbs you use in them. See our expert guide to light bulbs to make sure you create just the ambience you want. Your Guide to Common Light Fixtures — and How to Use...

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