When you google Human-Centric Lighting what you’ll find is that the term is used synonymously with Circadian Lighting. The irony here is that the bulbs used in Circadian Lighting are not human-centric from a health perspective.
Seems contrary to what is being sold, doesn’t it?! Stick with me on this one. I’ll explain.
Believe it or not, the artificial lighting in your home produces physical, mental, and emotional sensations that impact how you feel. If you’re not aware of this, then it’s all too easy to fall victim to the unhealthy lighting that’s prevalent in the industry.
Finally! Awareness is growing around the profound impact lighting has on human health and happiness. As a result, circadian lighting has become a buzzword in the home design industry, but what exactly is it and is it worth the large investment?
Natural daylighting can boost your mood, improve your health, support circadian rhythm, and enhance the appearance and value of your home… if properly designed.
Black, white, and grey are shades referred to as achromatic, which literally means "without color".
These non-colors have been loved by the home design and real estate industry, but are they really the best choices for creating a happy home?
Which color has been scientifically proven to improve mental health? What color aids in decision making and confidence? And what does a certain color choice mean about your personality and lifestyle?
Carl Jung, a renowned psychiatrist, believed that color choices reflect personality traits. He encouraged his patients to use color to express some of the deeper parts of their psyche.
Color is IN again!!! And thank goodness because when used wisely, colors can play a significant role in creating a happy home life.
We are affected psychologically and physiologically by colors. Colors affect our mood, heart rate, alertness, and stress levels. The perception of color is mostly rooted in the subconscious and our relationships with colors are impacted by personal life experiences.
The term “beauty” has all but been eradicated from the vernacular of architects and designers for over 100 years. The era of Modernism, based on reductionist, minimalist, intellectually justified aesthetics has resulted in a built environment that fails to meet one of the most fundamental human needs; the feeling of pleasure through the experience of beauty!
We are mentally and emotionally impacted by our surroundings, whether we consciously realize it or not. The science of neuroaesthetics helps us understand more about how we’re affected by the built environment around us. Utilizing this knowledge can help us combine useful design techniques to create homes that better support mental health and wellbeing.
Our Sick Home blog series has been packed with TONS of useful tips, tricks, and insider information for designing a healthy home. To wrap up the series, here’s a distilled summary with helpful direct links to the most valuable resources for building materials, contractors, and products that have supported our clients over the years.
I am Jenny Pippin, founder of Pippin Home Designs and creator of my own inspired living. I grew up as an ordinary southern girl, working in the fields of my family’s tobacco farm. It didn’t take me long to realize I had greater gifts and so I chose to step into my power and create my own path in life, inspired by my heart’s true passion. (More on my personal story HERE!)