Let's Talk Monochromatic!

Monochromatic color schemes in interior design refer to using one single color throughout the space. It is a seamless look that can show off a distinctive personality. In a room that is all one color however, the challenge is adding depth and balance so that your design does not feel overpowering! Here are few tips that will help you achieve the right look that will be sure WOW!



(Robert Brown Interior Design)


NO. 1 CHOOSE A COLOR YOU LOVE

This is a must! If you are going to use the monochromatic look, be sure to you choose a color you are in love with and that does not overwhelm you. Be sure to consider the mood you want to create in the space; most people consider interior design to be strictly visual BUT I am here to tell you that your mood is just as affected by the design as your sight is- so choose wisely!



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NO. 2 USE VARYING SHADES OF THE SAME COLOR

Although technically not strictly monochromatic, this is common practice- using colors of varying shades creates depth and elegance. If you want a BOLD look go dark on the walls and use lighter shades in your decor, BUT if the bold look is not for you, just flip flop it and use a lighter tones on the wall and darker ones in your decor.


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NO. 3 START WITH A SMALL SPACE

If you've never done this before and aren't too sure about it, start with a small room in your home such as a powder room or small bathroom. Smaller spaces that are out the way, so to speak, are less intimidating and much easier to change if you decide you don't love the look!



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NO.4 USE DIFFERENT TEXTURES

You are using ONE main color so it's important to switch up the textures when styling your space. Use pillows and throws with varying textures and add in natural elements, like wood accents.



(Kelly Wearstler)


NO. 5 USE DIFFERENT FINISHES

It's important to create visual interest- one good way of doing this is to vary the level of shine in your space. For example when painting use a matte finish on your walls and high gloss on your trim and doors. It doesn't seem like much but the visual effect is stunning!




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