Decorating in a Monochromatic Color Scheme

Monochromatic decorating consists of only one color. At first, this may sound like monochromatic is another word for boring, but it’s quite the contrary. Decorating in a monochromatic color scheme relies on using various tones, textures, and patterns to build a beautiful space. It requires you to be more creative and use the basics of great design. If you master monochromatic design, you will be one step closer to mastering the elements that can create a beautiful room in any color scheme.

Decorating in a Monochromatic Color Scheme

1 Shades of gray and taupe create a classic elegance in this dining room. The sheen on the curtains and the gold frame on the mirror add a touch of luxury, while the flowers bring softness to the space.

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2 Blue is one of the best colors to use to create serenity in a space, as shown in this relaxing bedroom. Soft blues in varying patterns and textures keep the space from being anything but boring.

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Chatelaine
Designer: Feasby & Bleeks
Photographer: Ashley Capp

3 This bedroom feels like an upscale hotel room. The gray palette is clean and sophisticated, focusing on luxurious textures such as the headboard and studded chest at the foot of the bed to add interest.

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At Home Arkansas
Designer: Bear Hill Interiors
Photographer:
 Nancy Nolan

4 Neutrals have never been so far from dull. This dining room has an understated elegance that is full of lovely features from the distressed table and fireplace to the antique mirrors.

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Cote de Texas
Photographer: Chipper Hatter

5 Comfort meets glamour in this character-filled living room. A faux fur throw and beautiful chandelier bring the luxury, while the rest of the room feels casual and cozy.

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Elle Decor
Photographer: Simon Upton

6 Crisp blues fill this living room with freshness and character. One blue accent wall adds depth to the space, while various tones of blue throughout the room keep your eye moving.

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Better Homes & Gardens

7 Clean white and grays in classic patterns capture the feel of a home in the Hamptons. The dark gray paint inside the bookcases really make the shelves pop.

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Muskoka Living

8 Bold reds lend themselves to a romantic, Moroccan flair in this bedroom. The shades of red are accented by warm neutrals that ground the space and give it extra character.

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Lorenzo Castillo

9 The de Gournay wallpaper inspires a whimsical feel that is felt throughout this dining space, all the way to the amazing Porter chairs.

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de Gournay
Designer: Kelly Wearstler

10Gold makes a splashy first impression in this foyer in an art deco inspired wallpaper. The creamy accents let the gold stand out while also keeping it from becoming too overwhelming.

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La Dolce Vita
Designer: Sandra Morgan

Decorating in a monochromatic color scheme can create an elegant space full of character and great design.

Peggy
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    Sandi says

    A monochromatic scheme is one of my favorites. There’s so much you can do with it. I especially enjoy adding color in accessories like pillows, candles, etc. Monochromatic allows me to change with the seasons.
    Another great article Peggy!

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      Peggy Pardo says

      Glad you enjoyed the post, Sandi. You made an excellent point about monochromatic color schemes. They’re very versatile in that by changing a few accessories you can create a whole new look for the room. It’s a great way to bring the colors of the season into your home. :)

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