Valentines Day Lighting
Although it feels like Christmas was only yesterday and I’m still trying to get rid of the Stilton and Edam in my fridge that no one was partial to, it’s February already, the month in which we celebrate Valentines Day.
The high street is shouting at us to purchase teddy bears holding hearts and boxes of chocolates with red ribbons round them, but personally, I find it all a bit tasteless. A romantic meal at home is a lovely gesture to make on Valentines Day and investing in the correct lighting in your kitchen will certainly ensure the meal goes swimmingly, but also, it’ll allow you to enjoy your kitchen all year round.
In order to prepare the meal, task lighting is a must as it will make the food more visible and the preparation process easier and safer. Task lighting should be positioned above work surfaces, allowing the kitchen to function as an effective working space. LED strip lighting is a great option, as it can go right the way along the work surface but LED spotlights will also work just as well because they can be positioned so that they focus on certain areas of the work surface where food preparation is carried out.
When the meal is ready, switch from functional task lighting to decorative mood lighting in order to set the scene. LED solutions that combine both types of lighting, allowing you to switch between the two at the touch of a button on a remote control are perfect for use in the kitchen.
Emitting a much softer, gentle light, mood lighting is perfect for creating ambiance. The colour of the light can also be changed according to the type of mood you want to create. For a romantic setting, I’d suggest cyan or blue for a romantic atmosphere. Whether you want a single colour, alternating colours or a fade in fade out beam, you won’t even need to get up from the table to create the mood you desire.