Monochromatic Color Scheme

Foolproof and easy to pull together, monochromatic color schemes can have an elegant and clean result in any interior design. A simple way to pull together all the different elements in any bedroom, living room or dining room.

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Here are a few pointers to use when working with a monochromatic color scheme in your interior space: Be careful that you choose the right cast of the color you are working with.  All colors have undertones or casts, like yellow, green, pink or blue,  when you are picking beige, make sure all your beige s, (ie paint, fabric, rug) have the same undertones or they won’t work together.  Use different shades and tones of the same color to add depth.

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Monochromatic color schemes can make interior spaces become boring and monotonous, no matter how you vary the hue.  Bring depth and diversity to a monochromatic scheme by adding texture, sheen and pattern.  You can use tone on tone patterns on drapes, sheers and velvet fabrics for upholstery. Different textures can be brought in with different materials like leather and hide, different weaves in the area rug, wood flooring and other natural materials like lime stone.

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Monochromatic does not mean beige and tan, the interior design of this pink bedroom is a great example of a monochromatic color scheme.  The variation in the hue and the different textures of silk, velvet and moiré add interest and excitement.

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The use of an accent color can bring interest and movement, like the flowers on the center of this dining table.  So if you think your monochromatic room is boring see if you can incorporate a new texture, or bring in an accent color by adding fresh flowers.

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by Firoozeh Khorrami

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