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 monochromatic 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, peaceful, 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. Without color stealing the show textures give the color scheme 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)
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 soft soothing bedroom your creative partner at Stange’s of Waupaca can help you create a monochromatic room you’ll love to come home to!
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 monochromatic s with a pop of color for excitement. That’s the other great thing about monochromatic s, 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.
When you are shopping for furniture, art or accessories it's hard to carry your color scheme in your head. This simple design tip allows you to carry your paint colors in your purse. Paint a Popsicle stick or paint stick for each room in your home.
Drill a hole near the end of each stick. Fasten them together with a nut & bolt and you are done.