The simpler a colour scheme, the more elegant your interior design will look. However, there’s a catch – you have to be extremely creative even within the bounds of simplicity and the achromatic colour palette allows you to do that stunningly. So below is an inspiration list of 5 stylish monochromatic home interior ideas for those looking how to go achromatic:
1. Blocks and simple shapes
One of the most effective ways to emulate an achromatic theme in your homes is by using lots of simple shapes. If you take a look at this media wall, you’ll immediately see the casual asymmetry carried out by placing irregular shapes all over the design. This brings out the best in the black, white, and wood material scheme that is being carried out as the main focal point!
2. Focal accent pieces
One of the most important things that you always have to remember while using the achromatic palette in your homes is to always use the darker shades as the focal point. This living room is the perfect example of how you can do it. The use of white as the backdrop makes the darker statement pieces make a huge impact on the surroundings. This is how you keep the colour ratio balanced and harmonized!
3. Add some incandescence
Another great way you can add some gorgeous charisma and personality to your achromatic home interiors is to embellish with some great lighting! The good thing is that you’ll have a lot of white hues in the backdrop, so the incandescence of your accent lighting can make your space seem truly ethereal! Rope lights and hidden strip lights are an especially effective way to do that. Juts take a look at this image and you’ll totally understand!
4. A balanced visual diet
If you don’t want to emphasize either the dark of the light par of your colour scheme. Then you can start off by playing equal-rights with both. This can be a challenging task because the dark colours usually end up stealing the show even when the ratio of colours is in equilibrium. You can take inspiration from this kitchen to do this right. The black cabinets, white floor, and mixed backsplash are a great way to balance out the overall visual effect!
5. Number of accents?
We’ve determined that only the focus areas in an achromatic interior design theme are supposed to be finished in dark materials/colours. But how many focus areas can you actually create? The answer: depends on the amount of space you have. For example, the living room in this image is on the small side, so the media wall is the only focal point. But if the space is larger, there could be more than one!