Warm White Light: Examples

Warm White Color temperature Scale

Warm White Color Tone/ Color Temperature

Warm White Color temperature Scale

The Perfect Color Temperature for lighting at a Wedding Reception

When it comes to planning your wedding reception, the lighting can make all the difference. Creating the perfect atmosphere requires finding the right color temperature in your lighting. Warm white light is ideal for most wedding receptions. It has a candlelight glow that casts a flattering hue.  As a result, it complements most venues and décor. Let’s explore why warm white light is perfect for your wedding.

What is Warm White Light?

Warm white light has a color tone similar to that of a candle flame. So, ideally, it has a range in temperature between 2,700 to 3,000 Kelvin. This champagne-like color reflects off the walls of your venue. As a result, you can use it to create a soft, romantic look throughout the space. With warm white lights, you get an inviting atmosphere without having to add harsh light to your décor.

How does White Light Work?

You will obtain White light by combining all frequencies of visible light. So you can create it by adding red, green, and blue light in equal intensities. Similarly, you can combine uneven intensities of these lights as well.  The human eyes still recognizes this as “white” light, but it has different shades or tints when compared side by side. However, for wedding receptions, you want that true warm white glow, so sticking within the 2,700–3,000 Kelvin range. This should give you the desired effect that will work best with your décor choices.

Create an inviting atmosphere

Using warm white light at your wedding reception creates an inviting atmosphere. In addition, it still being subtle enough not to overpower other elements, such as decorations or centerpieces. The champagne-like hue gives off an inviting candlelight glow that will cast a flattering hue on everyone present. Also, it will work with almost any color scheme you may have chosen for your event’s décor. So if you’re looking for the perfect atmosphere at your wedding reception, then consider using warm white lighting. It won’t disappoint you!



  • Warm white (2,700 to 3,000 Kelvin) is warm and yellow
  • The typical color range of a halogen lamp or an incandescent bulb
  • A color tone similar to a candle flame

DESCRIPITON: The color temperature of a light source is the temperature of an ideal black-body radiator that radiates light of a color comparable to that of the light source.