You enter a paint store and immediately find yourself completely confused about what color to choose in redesigning your living room because you didn't realize there are 50,000 shades of gray.
It can be the hardest choice of all when you find yourself overwhelmed with thousands of shades of the same color, all similar yet different! Even white can have many shades. The design solution to this problem is referred to as the monochromatic coloring palette.
Feeling a little dappled by this term?
In this blog we are going to un-muddy the color palette choosing experience and guide you through the monochromatic coloring palette trend while giving three simple tips that will guide you in bringing elegance to your interiors without having to hire an expert! After all, we don't want all the online DIYers to have all the fun.
So let’s get to it…
What is monochrome and why is it trending?
The monochromatic color pattern is a technique used by designers in which a base color is taken with its warmer or cooler hues used all together on the same design. It’s using darker or lighter shades of a single color! This coloring pattern is widely used not only by designers but by photographers and videographers as well.
Think about this for a moment! It’s all one base color. So, by choosing this technique you can create harmony by having your unifying element from the beginning. Sticking to one color palette helps to create a soothing and comfortable environment.
People are tending towards this coloring trend since it’s so visually attractive and it can give a professional look to the simplest of spaces. Another reason for its popularity is that it doesn’t require much effort!
- Keep It Simple
One single color can indeed have many hue variations, but using too many in a monochromatic design won’t give you that unique, visually noticeable look. We all know that simplicity is the key to get that elegant and chic design we want.
If you’re new to this trend you might get excited to use too many hue variations, but you should avoid this because it won’t make your design look harmonious. For instance, use one base color for the background and add a few of its shades gradually.
- Follow The Mood
To start, you should consider the mood of your room first as this will help you know your color scheme and tone. Do you want it to be calm and relaxing or vibrant and welcoming?
For vibrancy, consider traditional warm colors as browns, oranges, and pinks as the basic colors in your monochromatic design ideas. For calmness, go for lilacs, blues, and grays.
- Highlight Your Focal Points
To create focal points around a room you can opt for soft colors for larger spaces like furniture and walls, and go for bold tones for smaller accents like rugs and accessories. Applying light colors on walls is a great way to give the illusion of more space in a room while keeping it comfortable and cozy with accessories.
With these few simple tips you can now enter your next paint store with more confidence. The fear of having to pick that one perfect tone is gone. You now have the liberty to choose a few hues and shades instead of staring for hours for just one. Be free! Have fun! Enjoy the process!