Achromatic colour schemes are the ones that are translated in all shades of black, white and greys. They’re rich, bold and statement worthy, which is why they’re such a popular and trendy choice with Singaporeans these days. Achromatic colours emulate a sense of understated luxury that cannot be evoked by any other colour scheme. So here are 5 practical ways to bring out the best with such a colour scheme:
1. Tinted mirrors
This image shows a sleek, beautiful contemporary interior design that has been done up in an achromatic colour scheme. Since the size of the space is small, using too much black may not have been very pragmatic. However, the designers have made the whole thing work incredibly well by using tinted mirrors. The grey reflection creates illusion of more space, and magnify the luxury of the whole aesthetic.
2. Laminates all the way
Both matt and high-gloss finished laminates can be used to translate an achromatic colour scheme in your home interiors. This kitchen design shows an amazing example of how it can be done with panache. While each and every vertical surface has been covered with sleek black laminates, the stainless steel countertops and backsplash provide a beautiful modern edge to the ambiance.
3. Balancing boldness
This living room come dining area beautifully articulate the featured achromatic colour scheme. It’s different because it focuses on the balance of dark and light hues. The ratio of black, white, and grey has been carefully determined to deliver a space that is as bold as it is beautiful.
4. Being understated
Charismatic blacks and reflective whites are not the only hues that can be used as dominant colour schemes in achromatic interior designs. In fact, you can pick your favorite shade of grey and go all out with it. That’s exactly what has been done in the design of this contemporary bathroom. With subtle black framing and contrasting white fixtures, the whole space looks very enigmatic.
5. Playing with textures
This particular interior design shows how you can play with various textures to add an extra oomph to your achromatic colour schemes. The shiny sheen of the curtains goes great against the backlit black framing of the shelves. The overall result is quite unique and impressive!