Q & A with Jamie Young, Lighting Designer
Get the whole scoop on lighting from stylish lamps to energy saving light bulbs with designer Jamie Young.
MHI: My lamps change the way my paint color looks. Should I have painted the room with the lamps already in it? How can I predict the effect my lighting will have on paint color?
JY: It’s important to remember that if you use a color or pattern in your lamp shade the look will change when the lamp is turned on or off. You need to strike a happy medium with that in conjunction with your wall color. It would certainly be helpful to paint several different swatches on your walls near the lighting source and observe them in different lighting conditions through the day to see how they change. Be sure to use the type of bulb and wattage that you will be using regularly. Again, I love warm-colored shades for what they do to the room and the people in the room.