In Shakespeare’s famed “All the World’s a Stage” speech from his comedy As You Like It, the playwright/poet makes special mention of the lover, “sighing like a furnace, with a woeful ballad.” So, with Valentine’s Day upon us, it seems only logical to take a cue from the Bard and consult theatrical professionals to determine what kind of lighting best sets the mood for romance.
According to the lighting experts who write the StageSpot.com blog, color is the key to creating the mood or directing the emotion of any scene, especially romance. Intensity is equally important. “Loud lighting does not set the mood for romance,” the experts say.
“Instead, set the light at 35-40% … ”they suggest.
Buy the Right Bulbs – Read the packaging and buy lightbulbs with a color accuracy rating of 90 or higher, and color temperature of around 2700K for warm. Avoid fluorescents.
Stage Your Fixtures – Don’t just go for one lighting source like an overheard. Vary your light sources with a combination of shaded floor and table lamps, pendant or desk lamps, sconces and recessed lighting.
Light the Room’s Architecture – Place fixtures behind furniture or plants and bounce the light off your walls. This cuts down on glare and transforms your walls from “unseen backdrops into canvases.”
Set Levels – Basic on/off lighting switches have no options for nuance. Dimmers on overhead, wall-mounted, floor and table lights give added romance and atmosphere.
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