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Adding custom colors to RTS linear fixtures

Sept. 25, 2020

When shopping for LED Linear lights like Centerlight's RTS Linear Light fixtures, you may want to customize the look without ordering our Custom Linear Light Series. There are other ways to customize your lighting; adding powder coating in a custom color is one of them.

There are endless possibilities with color, and it can make or break a space. Choosing appropriate colors for a facility's areas is an essential aspect of interior design. Warm tones, like red, orange, and yellow, can energize a space and its occupants. Cool tones such as blue, green, and purple generally create quiet, relaxing atmospheres.

Though it may seem a little strange to consider the different types of activities you perform in a room when choosing a color, this detail can be quite helpful.

The rooms in your home fall into two general activity categories.

- Rooms for working and concentrating: For example, your kitchen, home office, and home gym

- Rooms for relaxing and gathering: Like your living room, bedroom, dining room, and basement

The rooms in your workplace also fall into two general activity categories.

- Rooms for working and concentrating: For example, the office space, conference rooms, and lecture theatres.

- Rooms for relaxing and gathering: Like the office breakroom, lobby, and creative spaces.

Work- and concentration-focused rooms require ample lighting so you can be safe and productive. You want your custom color to contribute to this purpose. Cool tones and whites make an excellent choice in these rooms because they amplify adequate light by brightening the room.

Relaxation - and gathering-focused rooms benefit more from a dim and warm ambiance. Black and warm-toned colors match this goal. These colors can help create a cozy atmosphere that allows you to enjoy each room to the fullest.

Depending on your preferences and the way you use specific rooms, it may make sense for you to deviate from these guidelines. For example, if you prefer a cozy atmosphere in your corporate office space, you may want a warm-toned shade color that is more opaque.

There is an example (see above) of just that, a custom color used on our RTS pendant lights in a commercial space, Hamel Constructions chose orange to accent their wooden loft-like warehouse space.

It's essential to balance your likes and dislikes with design-focused recommendations to ensure you genuinely enjoy your decision.

Adding a pop of color to lighting fixtures is a staple in design choices. And at Centerlight, we can provide any color to fit the palette of your space. We offer powder coating in matte and glossy, and it doesn't necessarily have to add much extra time to your order. The RTS linear light series, one of our most popular pendant lighting options, which are in stock in our Los Angeles Warehouse, a custom color order will only take about 10-14 business days to complete!