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The Beauty of Monochrome
When creating a beautiful home, the colour scheme plays an important role. The monochrome colour scheme is simple, yet elegant and delightful. Why not take a look at why there is a resurgence in monochrome design schemes?
Can you go wrong with monochrome?
Designers say not but first, we need to be confident that we understand what it means.
We associate monochrome with black and white – two colours we will be concentrating on in this post – but actually monochrome could technically be used to describe the use of any two contrasting colours.
And that’s why it is hard to get it wrong. Choose two colours opposite to each other to ensure a well-developed contrast between the two. White and red, for example, if you want to be bold or in this case, the timeless elegance and appeal of black and white.
Does monochrome work in any room?
Yes, it can.
This monochrome bathroom is an absolute delight with the use of textured tiles lifting it from being overly clinical to a character bathroom.
The heavy black window frame matches the expanse of the black wall next to it but lightened by the flat walls and textured wall above the basin.
The bathroom furniture is essentially simple with the large mirror making the space feel bigger than it is. The industrial pendant light is also the perfect addition too.
Minimal without being sparse, the monochrome theme sits perfectly in the bathroom.
Monochrome with colours other than black and white
It is possible to use two other colours in the interior of your home without it looking stark as this soft beige and red living room reveals.
Alongside the fitted kitchen, the checked sofa lifts the room whilst the eye is drawn to the comfy looking red armchair. The plastic seating at the dining table is a modern element that makes this pad simple yet elegant.
With fitted living room furniture
This living room also exudes warmth without being ‘overly’ colourful or adorned. Pushing the definition of monochrome, it just about sits within the boundaries.
A black sofa would be just as home opposite the white, fitted living room cabinets but the royal blue velvet sofa works just as well, especially with the parquet flooring. The sheepskin rug on the modern chair gives it a comfy feel.
The neutral palette is refreshing and certainly gives the room a lift because even though there is plenty of light, the windows are heavily framed.
Notice the cluster of plants in the corner too, something that is bang on trend at the moment. The use of plants and greenery within any room is something many leading interior designers are including.
Play with it
Monochrome is a design and style that can be played with an alluded to. If you don’t feel ready to take the plunge why not try it out with a monochrome rug in the living room, with matching and contrasting scatter cushions?
Or if you are heading for a bathroom redesign, why not take the jump and opt for a monochrome design in the bathroom?