Understanding Lighting Temperature: A Guide for Your Home by REVELARÉ

When it comes to interior design, lighting plays a crucial role in setting the mood and highlighting the beauty of your space. However, one often overlooked aspect of lighting is its temperature. At REVELARÉ, we believe that understanding lighting temperature is essential for creating an ambiance that complements the exquisite artistry of Mexican artisans showcased in our showroom. In this blog post, we'll delve into the different lighting temperatures and how to choose the perfect one for your home.

What is Lighting Temperature?

Lighting temperature, measured in Kelvins (K), refers to the color appearance of the light emitted by a bulb. It ranges from warm to cool tones and can significantly impact the atmosphere of a room. Here's a breakdown of the most common lighting temperatures:

  1. Warm White (2700K - 3000K)

    • Description: Warm white light emits a soft, yellowish glow reminiscent of traditional incandescent bulbs.
    • Best For: Living rooms, bedrooms, and dining areas where a cozy and inviting atmosphere is desired.
    • Benefits: Creates a relaxed and comfortable environment, perfect for unwinding after a long day.
    • Perfect For: Enhancing our Miel Onyx Marble pieces by showcasing their warm, rich tones.
  2. Bright White (3100K - 3400K)

    • Description: Bright white light offers a more neutral tone, sitting between warm and cool on the spectrum.
    • Best For: Kitchens, bathrooms, and workspaces where clarity and focus are needed.
    • Benefits: Enhances visibility and concentration without being too harsh or too soft.
    • Perfect For: Strata Onyx Marble and Luray Onyx Marble look their best under bright white lighting, highlighting their intricate patterns and textures.
  3. True White (3500K - 4500K)

    • Description: True white light is balanced and crisp, offering a pure white illumination.
    • Best For: Retail spaces, art galleries, and areas where color accuracy is crucial.
    • Benefits: Highlights colors and details accurately, making it ideal for showcasing the intricate craftsmanship of items from REVELARÉ.
    • Perfect For: Zion Onyx Marble and Sedona Onyx Marble are best paired with true white bulbs to bring out their natural beauty and subtle hues.
  4. Daylight (5000K - 6500K)

    • Description: Daylight bulbs emit a bright, bluish-white light that mimics natural daylight.
    • Best For: Offices, garages, and outdoor lighting where bright, energizing light is required.
    • Benefits: Boosts energy levels and productivity, perfect for spaces where tasks are performed.
    • Perfect For: Oasis Onyx Marble looks stunning under daylight bulbs, enhancing its luxurious, translucent quality. The daylight bulb accentuates the teal crystalline line, while giving a neutral tone to the warm browns and making it feel like an oasis.
  5. Cool Daylight (6500K+)

    • Description: Cool daylight offers a very bright, blue-toned light similar to midday sunlight.
    • Best For: Industrial settings, security lighting, and areas where maximum brightness is needed.
    • Benefits: Provides the highest level of illumination, enhancing visibility in large or dimly lit spaces.
    • Perfect For: Cool daylight bulbs make rainbow fluorite look its best, emphasizing its vibrant colors and unique patterns.

Choosing the Right Lighting Temperature

Selecting the right lighting temperature depends on the function of the room and the ambiance you want to create. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice:

  • Consider the Room's Purpose: Use warm white light for relaxation areas and bright white or daylight for task-oriented spaces.
  • Think About Color Accents: If you have colorful artwork or decor, true white lighting can help them stand out.
  • Balance Natural Light: Match your indoor lighting with the natural light your space receives to create a harmonious effect.

Why Lighting Temperature Matters at REVELARÉ

At REVELARÉ, we curate an elegant and sophisticated showroom to highlight the beautiful work of Mexican artisans. The right lighting temperature not only enhances the visual appeal of these handcrafted pieces but also creates an inviting and immersive experience for our visitors. Whether you're looking to illuminate your home or a commercial space, understanding lighting temperature can transform your environment and showcase your decor in the best possible light.

Visit Us

Discover the perfect lighting for your home at REVELARÉ. Visit our showroom or explore our website revelare.co to find exquisite pieces that will shine beautifully under the right lighting. For personalized advice, feel free to contact us at 425-943-9522. Let us help you illuminate your space with elegance and style.


By understanding and utilizing the right lighting temperature, you can create a space that not only looks beautiful but also feels inviting. Trust REVELARÉ to guide you in making the best choices for your home’s lighting and decor.