The six main lighting elements are wall washing, downlighting, uplighting, feature lighting, colour and control. These work within the partitions of layered lighting design (check out our blog for more info on these; ambient, task and accent lighting)
Wall washing, up lighting and downlighting are often used for ambient, or general, lighting, with multiple lighting sources positioned around the room.
They can also be used individually, and this method is normally adopted when showing off a space’s features. Placed individually they may also be used to provide task lighting, as a source of light over a particular area, for example within a kitchen or over a reading area.
Adjusting lighting colour temperatures and playing with control creates different atmospheres and vibes within a space, suitable for the rooms use at any given time.
The layered lighting technique elements of accent and task lighting complement the rooms main source of lighting to create an effective and atmospheric lighting scheme.