Basically, it comes down to two things, color temperature and color rendering index.
When it comes to color temperature, an incandescent lamp's color is usually between 2700-3000 degrees Kelvin, or 2700K to 3000K for short. This is the range you want to shoot for when you buy a fluorescent lamp. The higher the number, the cooler (towards blue) the light which explains my alien space ship situation. This information should be available on the box.
photography and choosing a lightbulb, determining the ideal color temperatures can be all too easy to forget. The infographic illustrates clearly where everything falls, and also a helpful side chart for photographic presets to improve your next snapshot...