Achromatic interior designs are deliberately done in many hues and tints of a single colour. It doesn’t deviate from this at all, which is why they can end up looking boring if done wrong. As challenging as it is to emulate an achromatic colour scheme, it’s even more challenging to keep it from feeling dull or monotonous. Here are 5 ways you can fix that:
1. An inadvertent centerpiece
The television is the inadvertent centerpiece of any living room home interior, but it can be a total salvation when it comes to an achromatic theme. Having colourful mages reeling on the screen can break the monotony of your space. If you’re not one for constant TV watching, then you can even go for something like an aquarium to break the tedium of these areas.
2. Using accent lights
Accent lights are a great way to break the repetitiveness of an achromatic colour scheme. You need to create a careful combination of statement and ambient light fixtures for this to work. If you take a look at this image, you’ll see how the Edison bulbs in the backdrop provide a great periphery distraction while the minimalist statement light anchors the eye as the focal point.
3. Using the incandescence of light
The temperature of your lights matter a lot when you’re trying to leech away the tedium of an achromatic colour scheme. While fixtures help a lot with that, the actual incandescence of the light is something that not many people are aware of. The gold or white glow of recessed lights inside in-built shelves and under-cabinets is an excellent way to make such spaces come alive.
4. Knowing how to contrast with solids
The dark solid colours of your achromatic scheme are another great way for you make your spaces feel interesting. The best way to use them is to use the lighter counterparts in the backdrop, so that the darkness of the foreground is able to effuse high-contrast within the space. The dark solids can be emulated in the form of furniture and accessories.
5. Using pattern for dynamic visuals
Patterns always had an inherent way of making any space feel unique, which is why they are even more impactful in achromatic colour schemes. Not only do they affiliate visual diversity within the ambiance, but are a great attraction as well.