Mood lighting to boost creativity

A study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology has concluded that the level of lighting in a room can impact the level of creative thinking. Anna Steidle and Lioba Werth concluded that “darkness increases freedom from constraints, which in turn promotes creativity.” A dark environment “elicits a feeling of freedom, self-determination, and reduced inhibition, all of which encourage innovative thinking.”

Jacobs, Tom. “Dim Lighting Sparks Creativity”, Pacific Standard, 18 June 2013.

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