Mono – one,single,alone. A monochromatic color scheme takes a single color and runs through several of its tints, tones and shades. In an interior when we hear monochormatic we often think of white, cream, or beige but it can really be any color, purple, blue, green, you name it – or dream it. You may think this is kind of boring but a monochromatic color scheme is anything but. It is soft, elegant, peacefuI, calm, – Zen. It has a subtle energy due to the lack of contrast and speaking of contrast one of the elements I really love about monochromatic color schemes is playing around with textural contrast. Wihout color stealing the show textures give the color sheme a lift and playing with their contrasts is so much fun!
The area rug adds textural warmth, the ripply fabric on the shades and roll pillow lend a texture you just want to touch. The mirrors and light given off by the wall sconces introduce a smooth shiny element. Oooooh love this bedroom, has warm and cool textures (more on this in an upcoming post)
Great texture in the stone, really draws your eye to the fireplace. A little color creeping in, see the flowers 🙂
Velvet upholstery on the backless settee’s – so soft to touch. The sulptures in the corner bring in a rough, dimensional element.
Who wouldn’t love this living room and want to live there? Anything but boring!! Wood floor and ceiling, lots of warm texture there. The lighting on the fireplace highlights its dimension. Fabric/leather combination on the chairs says “I’m so hip” and the chandelier adds that candle glow flicker (I know they’re not real candles!)
If you like this sofa your creative partner at Stange’s of Waupaca can help you create a monochromatic room you’ll love to come home to!
Ok I admit I haven’t been in many men’s restrooms but this has got to be the coolest one I’ve ever seen.
Let’s move on to some “color” monochromatics
contemporary family room design by toronto interior designer Jennifer Brouwer (Jennifer Brouwer Design)
Soft buttery yellow – makes you want to melt.
Bring the outside in – green, green, green. Just look outside and see how beautifully mother nature mixes green.
Mint – what a restful night’s sleep you’d get in this bedroom.
Now if you live in Wisconsin, like I do, this time of year you need a bloody nose to get a little color in your life. Here’s a few monochromatics with a pop of color for excitment. That’s the other great thing about monochromatics, its so easy to add some color without breaking the bank. A few pillows, lamps, new art work, candles and you just changed up your room, giving your stable pieces a new look. Life couldn’t be better.
How about blue?
contemporary living room design by toronto interior designer Jennifer Brouwer (Jennifer Brouwer Design)
Navy gets a touch of red.
Now wasn’t that fun? You have to agree monochromatics aren’t boring.