Why You Should Design with Monochrome

Why You Should Design with Monochrome

When you're ready to focus on the interior design of your home, colour becomes the central focus. Do you choose a different colour for each room? Do you keep a consistent colour? Do you use accent furniture or furniture that blends in? Dozens of questions are asked when it comes to choosing the right colour for your home and while any colour scheme could work for you, we explain why monochrome should be high on your list of design choices. 

image © Fresh Home

image © Fresh Home

Before you choose a colour scheme you need to consider the difference of decorating a small or large space. When you're decorating a small space you want to paint the walls a lighter colour like a pastel. If you have a larger room however, you want to choose bolder colours. 

image © Nancy Hugo, CKD

image © Nancy Hugo, CKD

When considering your colours, you'll need to also consider the rooms that are adjacent to each other. If you have an open concept home and  focus on having one bold colour per room it can make your house seem disorganized and clashing. One way to bypass this is by designing with a monochromatic colour palette. 

image © Waylon Xerxes

image © Waylon Xerxes

When designing with a monochromatic colour scheme, you need to start with a single hue that you like and then incorporate various tones, shades, and tints to your design palette. You'll likely want a minimum of two other options of the colour - a darker and lighter version.

Once your colour palette that is decided, you may also want to consider an accent colour. As seen in the image above, you can see how the designer chose their base colour, a lighter and darker option, and a couple accent colours were used sparingly to create a harmonious room.


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Sources: Barker & Stone House & Fresh Home

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