Elements of stone veneer : colour, texture and light.
Apart from colour and texture there is another vital element important to consider when adding stone veneer to your home and it is light. Proper lighting can greatly enhance the look of your stone veneer for a variety of reasons. Dramatic lighting helps to bring out the true colour and texture of the stone veneer when used properly. Here are some tips on lighting stone veneer products:
Dramatic Lighting: This type of lighting style works exactly the way it sounds. It involves having a few focused lighting sources rather then a blanket of light over a room. By pointing the lights at the stone veneer you’ll be able to see the depth and fuller colour of the stones. Try installing some commercial spot lights in a room with stone veneer. It won’t take long for you to see the difference.
Dim Lighting: This type of lighting style works best with larger, muted more natural stones like the Castle or Cathedral Stone Veneer Line. The dim lighting atmosphere creates a romantic effect within a space. Using a dimmer switch to provide the perfect amount of light is the most practical method for this lighting style. If you’re really ambitious, try using candles and see how magnificently they react with the stone facade.
Outdoor Lights: This type of lighting is used to highlight the stone veneer that rests on the exterior of your home. Again, spot lights work well for this type of lighting scenario. Plant them in a inconspicuous location (behind a bush, amongst the grass and around other shrubbery) and point them at the exterior stone veneer. Stand back and let yourself be amazed at how easily proper lighting enhances an exterior surface.
All three elements of stone veneer (colour, texture and light) need to work together so that you get the most realistic look from your stone. For advice on how to light your stone veneer properly feel free to ask one of the Stone Selex sales representative at our showroom in Mississauga.