The Basics of Monochromatic Room Design

I just love a well-designed monochromatic room -- you can do a monochromatic color scheme in any design style you want, from traditional to ultra-modern.  And monochromatic design doesn’t just apply to neutrals, any color can be used in this kind of scheme.  A key thing to remember about monochromatic design is that it means one color, not just one shade.  

Every color in the spectrum comes in a multitude of shades and that is the key to a successful monochromatic design.  Think pale dove gray to charcoal gray, or powder blue to navy.  You know the paint cards you pick up at the paint store?  All the paint colors on the card are different shades of the same color and are a great source of inspiration when pulling together your monochromatic design scheme.

Designing a monochromatic space also doesn’t mean you can’t add a splash of another color here or there, it just can’t become a dominant color or else you negate the whole idea of monochromatic.

You can also use patterns in a monochromatic room design, just make sure the fabric is within the same color range of the rest of the room.

Remember, monochromatic design doesn’t mean boring -- they can be very dynamic and sophisticated -- but make sure you layer in multiple shades of the same color and add plenty of texture {Check out this post to learn more about what I mean when I say “texture”!}

{Could I say “monochromatic” one more time?  Probably not…}

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