Mood lighting

Our experienced staff are happy to help you decide how you want your mood lighting to look. This section of the website contains tips and ideas for colour thems and arrangement ideas. If you have any questions then please don't hesitate to contact us.

Blue uplighting at Manchester Art Gallery

Single colour

The simplest method would be to have all of the uplighters set to produce the same colour - ideal if you have a single colour theme. In addition to the upwards projection on the walls you also get plenty of ambient lighting in your chosen colour. Examples of events where this set-up is best include:

  • Weddings - the same colour as the bridesmaid dresses, chair covers or flowers
  • Christenings - blue for a boy, pink for a girl
  • Birthday parties - a favourite colour, or a football team's colour
  • Corporate events - the main colour of the company logo

Two colours

As above, if you already have a theme, but this time with two colours, the uplighters can be set to match what you already have. As long as the colours are complimentary then two colours can be very effective. The best way to arrange the uplighters is to have every other light in your second colour.

Blue and cyan uplighting at the Midland Hotel, Manchester
Multi-coloured rainbow uplighting at Ramsbottom Civic Hall

Multi coloured / rainbow

Uplighting doesn't have to be about subtle decoration. It can be used to create a fun and exciting atmosphere. If your event has a theme of a specific country you could have the lighting to match the colours of the flag. For example, you could use green, white and red for an Italian themed event. You could even have every colour of the rainbow just for the sake of it!

Placement of uplighting

When we arrive with your uplighters we will be happy to make recommendations based on your venue, and as well as delivery our prices include full set-up by our staff. You can have as much, or as little input as you like.

Curtains and drapes are excellent at capturing the light from any uplighting and should be a first choice if your venue allows it. A second choice would be lighting pillars and other vertical features such as window frames. Failing that, you'll still get a great effect even when lighting a plain wall, and you should always try to light the corners as they reflect lots of light.

Purple uplighting at Nawaab Restaurant in Manchester