How Colours Affect Lighting Design | ARTiculations

Ever wonder how interiors designers choose colours? There are a lot of different factors to consider, but one of the most important considerations is: light reflectance value (LRV).

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Sources and Further Reading:

LRV Light Reflectance Value of Paint Colors:…

Light reflectance value (LRV) of a surface. Method of test:…

2016 California Building Code, Chapter 11:…

Measuring the Light Reflectance Value (LRV) and its Importance in Safety Regulations:…


Artist: Nazar Rybak

Title: Innovated Technology

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Keywords: lighting, design, colours, colour selection, accessibility, disability, painting, paint, light reflectance value, LRV, interior design, interiordesign, lighting design, graphic design, graphicdesign, architecture, interior designer, hue, saturation, value, reflective, ceiling, lumens, lighting calculations, blind, colourblind, blindness, colourblindness, visual impairment, contrast, 70% contrast, building code, education, series

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