Indirect Lighting Is An Excellent Way To Create A Calm Atmosphere

August 10, 2020
Indirect or hidden lighting showcases the curves on the ceiling of this massage parlor.

Indirect lighting, also known as hidden lighting, is one of the best ways to create a calming atmosphere in an interior. Vermilion Zhou Design Group used this technique when they designed the interior of Green Massage, a wellness provider in Shanghai, China.

Clients arrive at the reception area, where indirect lighting has been used to highlight the curved ceiling.

Indirect hidden lighting has been used to highlight the curves of this massage parlor ceiling.

In the hallways leading to the treatment rooms, indirect lighting is included at the top of the wall where it meets the ceiling, as well as the bottom, where the light reflects off the floor, creating a pleasing ambient glow.

Indirect lighting showcases the curved ceiling and flooring in this hallway.

There are also wall sconces that have the light directed towards the wall.

Hidden lighting lines the ceiling and floor in this hallway.

In the treatment rooms, cool greys and wood continue to add to the calming environment, which also includes a backlit mirror.

A backlit mirror and indirect hidden lighting creates a calming atmosphere in this treatment room.
Photographer: Yunpu Cai Artwork | Design: Vermilion Zhou Design Group | Creative Director: Kuang Ming(Ray) Chou | Interior Design: Garvin Hung, Reykia Feng | Lighting Design: Vera Chu, Chia Huang Liao | FF&E Design: Mavis Huang | Artist: Yang Yong Liang