When you think about adding color to a room, paint is often the first thing that springs to mind, or buying a gaggle of throw pillows for your tan sofa. Here's something new to consider: add colored light instead. It's another decorating tool in your toolbox to pull out and alter the look and feel of a room. See how these six spaces manipulate light to create different mood or function...
Above, an Australian beach house, designed by Clare Cousins, glows faintly peach in the bedroom. It's one of several pastel features in this otherwise largely plywood home.
Designers used monochromatic yellow light to delineate a bedroom in this open floor plan apartment. You can see more of this concept and space renovation over at Design Boom.
From Lonny, hidden pink light casts a rosy glow over an otherwise neutral bedroom.
A shot from La Cornue's high-end storefront in Paris, featuring bands of purple light in their kitchen display. Via Univers Habitat.
A pink skylight is the source of surprising color in this all white bathroom owned by designer Harriet Anstruther in London. You can see more of her confident choices in New York Times Magazine.
Neon is the obvious source of candy-colored light in this London home, spotted on Dezeen.