Are you fond of bold colors, eye-catching pieces of furniture, and a dynamic ambiance? If so, this amazing trend is for you.
Monochromatic Interior Spaces have become the new favorite décor trend of an increasing number of people. There is not only one way to make this ambiance shine (literally!). A variety of colors and shades can be used to create an amazing ambiance.
It is very important to consider the feeling you want to bring inside the space. Too much bright red on a bedroom design can be a little too much to wake up to every day, besides, you want to make sure you won’t get tired of that color too soon, otherwise, you are going to have to rethink the whole space.
But, how to start?
Creating Monochromatic Interiors can be a very overwhelming task, between finding a balanced style, and choosing the right colors, we might feel stuck in the decision. Don’t forget to create a color scheme before starting and see what color you like the most, which color can be used in each ambiance, and if you want to balance that color a little, what would work for an accent wall or decoration.
I promise the result will be worth your efforts!
Here are a few tips and images to make your imagination flow when creating your amazing, trendy monochromatic space.
Choose a small space and stick to it!
Painting a whole house on the same day is tiring, but painting a whole house with only one color and in only one day must be absolutely exhausting.
Choose a small space, such as a bathroom or bedroom, and start from there.
Sometimes less is more, so choose a soothing color and your space will look less crowded.
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I have no idea which color to choose, I like all of them!
Trouble choosing a color in a world of infinite possibilities? Here is a tip –
Start by choosing your carpet! Use the different colorations of your carpet, then spread different shades of the color around the room.
In the image below, you’ll see a white and blue carpet. The two shades were applied on the wall and furniture: the result is stunning.
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Trust your taste and stick to it
Monochromatic palettes are great, and so is your taste! Be confident in your choice, and make sure to check how many colors you want to use in the space.
If you’d like to create a minimal space, you could use a LED light with different colors: it is another great trend of the last years and can be used to give an extra something to your ambiance.
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Mirrors work perfectly in Monochromatic spaces. Especially paired with blue and purple, they will give a very particular glow to the room.
When you use mirrors, all colors come together creating a luxurious environment.
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Variation of materials, same colors
Sometimes changing materials and sticking to one color is a great way to make sure you are not creating a room that will become tiring to the eye.
Sure, deep colors are beautiful, but think about changing textures and patterns using the same shade.
In that case, the more, the merrier.
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If you think the color of your choice is a bit too strong, adding a little contrast might help.
Bring a contrasting color inside the space: you can do so with a piece of furniture, a featured wall, or decoration items.
Take, for example, the palette of the image below: light-colored oak and white are the main colors, but when you enter the room, your eye will go directly to the green of the cabinets.
That is a perfect use of accent color.
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Light colors and details
If your color of choice is white or a pastel tone, details can become very important.
Once one of the elements of interiors disappears (in our case, color), pretty much everything else becomes evident.
It is important to choose elements that will bring personality into the space: after all, you don’t want to have a dull ambiance.
Different materials can be added to the space, such as textures, decorating objects, lamps, or vases. In the picture below, the ceiling and floor have different textures, making the space very interesting and balanced.
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Same colors and materials, different shades
When talking about Monochromatic spaces, a lot of people mistake having a cozy, well-balanced space with having a space made of only one color, which would just hurt your eyes.
Having a monochromatic space means to have the freedom to choose an amazing color, but also to use different shades of the same color.
Look at the ambiance below, in which wood is the main color and element: you’ll notice different types of wood, which make the environment much more dynamic and original.
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Creating a mood
A great idea before you start decorating is to create a mood board with color selection, furniture, and decorations.
Add your essentials, make color combinations, and by the end make a selection of what stays and what goes.
By doing that you will save time, and you will also save money by not choosing colors and materials that you will end up not using.
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Advantages of Monochromatic spaces
Creating a space is much more than only beauty, it is practicality, and the goal is to create a homey feeling.
- Monochromatic spaces come with perks and they are one of the best ways to make a smaller room appear bigger.
- Things get much easier when you are limited to a small number of elements or colors.
- It is aesthetically pleasing and the choice of color can make a room luxurious, minimal, or contemporary.
- It creates harmony since it is based on one color only. Creating a Monochromatic space means that you chose one color and play with different shades and elements to break the monotony of the space.
How colors can directly affect your mood
As everyone knows, feng shui is a big part of the Interior Design world, and of course, when creating a monochromatic space, it might cross your mind to choose a certain color based on how that space will make you feel.
It is an interesting concept to consider, as the majority of your decoration will be based on that one color.
Here is a little guide in things to consider when choosing different tones
Red – Passion and Energy. It will most likely draw attention to the space. Which is great if you’d like to highlight your kitchen, studio, or living room.
Orange – Energy, and Enthusiasm. It gives a sense of friendliness and happiness. It can be used in a living room, or in a space for gathering with friends.
Yellow – Happiness. Interior designers use yellow to grab attention in a comforting way: perfect for offices and dining rooms.
Green – Optimism. It is a soothing color, brings calm and relaxation. It can be used for bathrooms, and for accent pieces.
Blue – Safety and Relaxation. These two words perfectly describe the color. Great for bathrooms, but it can also be used for bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, and dining. Remember however to use the right shade, as a very bright blue could keep you up at night or could end up tiring you after a little while.
Purple – Creativity. Purple represents luxury, light purple instead represents mystery: perfect for a luxurious living and dining area.
Black – Sophistication. The keyword! Black means luxury and elegance. Perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, and offices.
White – Minimalism. White is perfect if you are trying to achieve a minimal and clean look. Go crazy and use it everywhere, but don’t forget accent colors and the importance of different materials!
Grey – Professionalism. Gives a sense of maturity and responsibility. Great for offices, and lighter shades will work perfectly for living rooms.
Monochromatic Color Schemes for different spaces
If you, like me, like to have some visuals before anything else, here are some ideas of placement of color into a space, and the color scheme that was chosen for the space.
Green palette with a touch of wood
Yellow – gold color scheme with concrete flooring.
Shades of blue with neutral accents.
Neutrals – Gray and Black Color Scheme
Monochromatic spaces can be created in only a few steps.
- Choose your ambiance. Start small!
- If in doubt for colors, try to start with the carpet.
- You have an idea but you are not sure it will work? Follow your gut, and stick to your taste! There are plenty of colors, shades, and patterns out there that won’t allow your space to become boring or stiff.
- Mirrors can give that sense of luxury you have been looking for.
- Different materials can give texture and a fresh new look to your space!
- You can always use another color to create an accent wall or decorations.
- Light colors require more attention to detail.
- Using different shades of the same color will help you create an awesome space with a lot of character
- Create a mood board to visualize all of your elements together before purchasing colors and furniture.
Most importantly, don’t forget to have fun while doing it!
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