If there’s a place in the house that deserves and needs excellent lighting, it’s obviously the bathroom. All personal hygiene is carried out there and, for this reason, it’s natural that it’s necessary to ensure sufficient light for this task to be performed perfectly.

Natural Light Versus Artificial Light

It’s necessary to have, whenever possible, a good source of natural light, whether through a window or an opening in the ceiling, for example. Natural light is very important to keep this space airy, free from mold and insects, and if you are planning to have a plant in the bathroom, natural lighting is even more important.

However, artificial lighting cannot be discarded, much less badly thought out. Each of these light sources makes a different contribution and plays an important role in this environment.

The lingering doubt: white or yellow light?

White light is great for ensuring a bright bathroom that can be used at any time of day and night. White light should preferably be used to illuminate the entire space, that is, it should be placed on the ceiling.

Yellow light, in turn, is more used to create a warm and welcoming environment, so it should be used in specific and targeted points, such as behind the mirror.


Types of Bathroom Lighting

Sconces are a great way to add that extra touch to the lighting and still rock the decor. This special type of lighting usually throws the light upwards – depending on the model – making the indirect light softer and more pleasant.

Built-in mirror
Lighting the mirror is one of the best alternatives for those who want to value the aesthetic effect more than the functional one. The light built into the mirror enhances the bathroom and ends up creating a cozy atmosphere, enhancing the feeling of depth in the environment.

Lighting through neons
It’s impossible not to mention LED strips. These are a great success of current lighting projects, such is their versatility and economy. LED strips are easily found in the most varied colors and are very easy to install, as most of them contain adhesive.

The pendants
Anyone who thinks that only in the kitchen or living room the pendant lighting has its space is wrong. They are increasingly present in bathroom decoration and lighting. The great advantage of using pendants is the possibility of decorating while lighting, as these objects are usually marked by differentiated design and a strong personal identity.

Built-in ceiling

Ceiling lighting is the most common and traditional lighting for bathrooms. With this type of luminaires it’s possible to combine functionality and aesthetics. The most used ceiling models are ceiling lights, spots, chandeliers and, of course, rails.


For more detailed advice on the ideal type of lighting for your space, speak to the KATOA team. We will be happy to know and analyze your project in detail. Let’s light up the world. Together.