We love a good interior design moment. Recently, we’ve come across an interior design trend that goes against all rules we’ve known, followed and loved: Monochromatic rooms.
Monochromatic rooms keep complete emphasis on one color palette. If done correctly, the end result looks chic, creative and put-together. We’re here to help you master the look.
Tip 1: You’re Not Bound to Neutrals
There’s a common misconception that, in order to pull off a monochromatic room, your color choices have to be beige, white or some similar variation. But the truth is, any color can be used. While “monochromatic” refers to one color, that doesn’t mean you can’t use different shades of the same color palette. For example, if your wall color is a beautiful, pale sky blue, you could choose accent and decor items that range from navy and periwinkle to robins egg.
Tip 2: Use Patterns and Textures
Opting for a monochromatic color scheme could quickly go from visually interesting to visually dull, if every single surface in your space is a similar texture. Instead, look for ways to incorporate prints and patterns in your fabrics and wallpapers, or textures with throws, pillows and artwork.
As you look for elements to fill your room, keep your more tactile senses at the forefront and choose a variety of different textures.
Tip 3: Rely on Accent Materials
If you’re a little nervous about choosing paint colors and decor items that all fall within the same palette, rely on accent materials to keep the visual interest and mix things up a bit. Opt for a metallic lamp, concrete countertops or wooden benches as a way to shy away from the color palette without breaking your monochromatic rule.
Tip 4: Add a Contrasting Tone
If you’re not quite ready to commit to an all pink room, ease your way into it by adding a contrasting color. Find a statement piece in a contrasting color that you really love—like a sofa or art piece—and incorporate it into a space that has another color as its core focus.
Tip 5: Choose a Paint Color that Works FOR You
The first step in creating a monochromatic room is choosing the color you’re hoping to highlight. The best way to begin is by determining the color of your walls. If you’re new to the monochrome game, we recommend choosing the lightest version of your chosen color. Even if the color looks almost white when painted on your walls, your decor items will draw out the hue and will help you feel like you have a balanced amount of color throughout your space.
At James T. Davis, we love helping customers match the paint color of their dreams and we would love the opportunity to help you visualize your space. Stop in for a free design consultation, or talk with one of our specialists about your paint vision.