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Calming Aura

Dim, warm-toned light that decompresses the mind and calms the nerves.

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Calming Aura

Envision sitting by a lake, water rippling beneath the setting sun. The sky casts a soft, warm glow on everything around you and—just like that—the day melts away. To set the mood for relaxation, use sconces in a living room nook or under counter or toe kick LED lighting in the bathroom, and cue the exhale.

A lake lit by the suns glow through the mist during the early morning

With the right fixtures, bulbs and dimmers, you can easily transform your home from a romantic evening to an energetic gathering space. 

For every space, there’s a lighting scheme that helps set the tone. From foundational lights like ceiling or rail lights, to more decorative lighting like pendants, Kichler can help you discover how different layers of light can enhance your space and set the right tone. 

Find out how you can set the stage and can create the right mood for entertaining, preparing a meal, relaxing or a romantic evening.

Create the Effect

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Light Layering

You just have to know a few light layering basics. Add your imagination and the right lighting partner and you’ll be layering brilliant looks before you know it.

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Color Temperature

Warm white light (approximately 2700 Kelvin) is ideal for creating a soft, calming effect.

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The key to achieving Calming Aura is indirect light. Place fixtures, like channel lighting, along walls or hidden in coves or tray ceilings to keep the mood subdued.

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If you’re winding down in a bathroom, consider indirect light, light where you can see the effect, but not the actual light fixture. Indirect light is easy on the eyes and creates a calming environment. For relaxing in a bedroom, choose a bedside pendant for an ambient glow. (Extra suggestion: Grab portable lanterns to bring the relaxation outdoors.)

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Get the Look

Close up view of the Danika 1 Light Pendant in White on a white backgroundThe Danika 1 Light Pendant in White on a white background

Danika Pendant

43683WH (White)

Pendant1-LightMetal Dome Shade


Riviera 10.25" 3 Light Pendant in Nickel on a white background

Riviera Pendant

43952NI (Brushed Nickel)

Cluster3-LightClear Ribbed Glass


Marquee 6 Light Linear Chandelier White on a white backgroundClose up view of the Marquee 6 Light Linear Chandelier White on a white background

Marquee Chandelier

44296WWW (White Washed Wood)



More Kichler® Effects

Play with the placement of your fixture and you can have more than one mood in a room. Choose from a variety of lighting effects to completely transform your space.

Kitchen in low-light with a Linara chandelier over the island while two Zeo and channel lights illuminate the back wall above the sink

Focused Intensity

Directional light surrounded by a darker space keeps your eyes on what’s important.

A forest during golden hour with rays of sunshine breaking through the canopy
Kitchen with a family preparing breakfast on the island while a lit Linara chandelier hangs above with Zeo ceiling lights in the background

Energetic Brilliance

Bright, invigorating light that floods an entire space, this is Energetic Brilliance

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Reading nook at daytime illuminated by three ceiling lights above the fireplace, channel lighting on a mounted bookshelf and an Ellerbeck sconce above two nearby chairs

Natural Radiance

Both impactful and calming, Natural Radiance mimics the original lighting master: Mother Nature herself. 

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A couple in a dinning room lit with a gold erzo chandelier

Romantic Glow

You walk into a room aglow with flickering light. Warmth radiates from the room as a whole. This is Romantic Glow.

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Kimrose chandelier in dining room during the day.


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