How to light up your paintings: tips to make them shine in your home

The paintings are works of art that deserve to be enhanced to the fullest, also through correct lighting. In this article, we'll explore some tips on how to best light your paintings and make them stand out in your home.

  1. The right light source. Natural light is always best, so if possible, place your paintings near windows or doors that allow sunlight to enter. If natural light isn't enough, you can use artificial light. In this case, choose a warm light source, such as an incandescent lamp, to prevent the cold light from interfering with the colors of the painting.
  2. The location of the light source it is essential to properly light your paintings. To illuminate a single painting, you can use a table lamp or a wall lamp. If you want to illuminate a gallery of paintings, however, you can install a strip of LED lights along the upper part of the wall or use recessed spotlights for each individual painting.
  3. The intensity of the light. If the light is too bright, it may reflect off the surface of the painting and disturb your view of the artwork. Conversely, if the light is too dim, it may not enhance the picture as it should. Then adjust the intensity of the light according to the needs of the painting and the room.
  4. Avoid exposure of your paintings in direct sunlight or other strong light sources for a long time. This is because light can damage the pigments in the canvas and cause the colors to fade. Also, avoid using glass cleaning products on the surface of the painting, as they can damage the paint.

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