Trend Edit: Monochromatic Rooms


Looking to make a bold statement? Monochromatic rooms can provide a contemporary, eye-catching and unashamedly audacious edge to a home. Done right, a monochromatic colour scheme can bring a room to life,  but there are a few tricks of the trade to follow in order to prevent the space looking flat and monotonous.


The most important factor to consider when planning a single colour room is texture. Experiment with textiles in the form of cushions and blankets, rugs, upholstery, and flooring. When you remove additional colours from a room, it becomes essential to hone in on contrasting texture and small details in order to draw the eye and provide interest and intrigue. Single colour rooms can look flat, so make use of shapes in order to add dimension.

If you just want to dip your toe in the water of the single colour trend, start small. A bathroom or boot room is the ideal starting point to flex your monochromatic muscles. It also gives you a chance to decide on a colour that is going to serve you well for years to come, not one that you’ll regret in six months’ time. Experiment with paint, and start subtle. Choose a colour you like, then pick the lightest shade and give it a go.

Consider tones: just because a room has a single colour scheme, doesn’t mean you can’t embrace its full spectrum of tones. A strong, bright shade will contrast beautifully with pale walls and floors, catching the eye and preventing the room looking flat. Don’t forget to include some neutrals too; black and white work wonderfully in monochromatic rooms and help break the colour up, without bending the single-colour rule too much

So, what do you think? Are you bold enough to embrace the monochromatic trend?


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