But what are these techniques and how do they differ from each other?
Wall grazing is a lighting technique in which lights are placed close to a wall positioned from the floor, or placed on the ceiling so the beam of light hits the wall at a narrow angle.
This angle accentuates the texture of the wall by creating shadows, which can be deepened or diminished by adjusting the distance between the lights and the wall. Businesses, restaurants, or homes often use this technique.
Here are some places that will look beautiful with Wall Grazing:
Stone Homes: Lights placed on the ground can accentuate the rough, jagged edges of a stone home making them look more dramatic.
Brick Wall: The rust of the brick wall can be made to glow more with this kind of accentuation.
Kitchen Backsplash: Lights can be placed under kitchen cupboards to bring out a textured backsplash. This kind of lighting can also draw attention to the crevices between the kitchen tiles adding interest to a tiled wall.
Stone Pillar: Stone pillars can look more stately with this kind of accentuated lighting.VIEW DETAILS
Conversely, in Wall Wash lighting, shadows are not highlighted but they are eliminated to make the wall look smooth and finished.
A washing effect is created by mounting lights on the ceiling so the light beam hits the wall at a wide angle.
Art galleries use this form of lighting to throw light on the art pieces hung on a blank wall.
The following objects will look great with Wall Wash lighting:
The main thing to remember here is to position the lights at a correct distance so that shadows are not too exaggerated or washed out. In the end, the technique you decide on will depend on the type of wall you have and the kind of effect you want to create.
On the other hand, the Nordic Dimming Lamp can change its colors just like the Polar Lights, and is ideal for creating a cosy intimate atmosphere or for lending a neon feel to your party. You can adjust the brightness levels for softer lighting as well. It lights up an area of 5 - 10 square meters on the wall and is perfect for creating the mood you want. It can be a perfect all-occasion gift as well.