Good Questions: Softer Lighting Suggestions?

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I recently painted my kitchen a very bold orange. The colour turned out a little brighter then the paint chip. It was supposed to be a bright terracotta and it turned into the purest hue of orange that I have ever seen. I am learning to love it because the space is lovely and versatile. I was hoping that the brightness may be able to be softened by changing the lighting. Is there a certain kind of bulb I should be looking for to soften the room and make it a little less reflective? Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Emily

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