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Contrary to what you might think, a monochromatic theme is not necessarily bland. It is a tricky colour theme to use because you mostly get it right or wrong, hardly in-between. If you get it wrong, you end up with a room that is stale and humdrum, but if you get it right, you would be rewarded with a look that does not just appeal to your senses, but your very soul.
A monochromatic theme is more than using a single colour. It involves playing with shades, tints, and hues of one colour that creates a timeless look that is intentional and harmonious. Patterns, contrast, elements and textures are ways to add warmth to the monochromatic colour scheme, eliminating the feared sterile look that is associated with the décor.
Here are 9 tips to making a monochromatic theme look effortlessly chic and also well put together
1. Include Pops Of Colour
This room features just one static colour but it doesn’t appear bland due to the different tones employed in the room’s décor. The lightings help achieve that. And the sofa, in sync with the walls, complements the same colour. But imagine this living room without the red throw pillows. Notice the difference? And just like that, the ordinarily red throw pillows have become an extraordinary part of the living room. That’s the beauty of a pop of colour in a monochromatically grey themed space, it creates the final visual appeal.
2. Ditch The Cliché Black And Grey Scheme
The monochromatic theme is not limited to grey, white and black. So if laid-back subtle aesthetic is not for you, you can opt for more radiant colours like blue, purple or even orange for your monochromatic home décor. This blue room is for the bold and brazen. The shade of blue for the sofa and the blue of the walls further reiterate the dramatic and exotic effect of varying the same colour in home décor.
3. Breathe Life To It
The monochromatic design comes with infinite possibilities. The power of a colourful rug and throw pillows to breathe life into this décor can almost be termed miraculous. Don’t be afraid to introduce vibrant colours and textures to keep the monotony interesting.
With nothing else to distract the eye, other accessories naturally take the stage like this beautiful blood-red leather sofa. The rainbow-coloured carpet can be used without fear of it overwhelming the room as a monotonous room comfortably takes the backstage, allowing other colours to play.
5. Go For It
If blue is your favourite colour, go for it. Here, the soft blue hue creates a special and intimate look that asserts a homey feel. It also makes the other decor come to life, from the paintings on the wall to the lilac-coloured sofas. Everything looks perfectly put together and lovers of the Victorian design décor would absolutely dig this look.
6. Opt For The Dramatic
How do we say monotony without including a tinge of drama? The exciting mysteriousness that comes with this all-black room and the varying contrast of the tiles offset its breathtaking class. The choice of a beautiful brown leather sofa only delivers an undeniably stylish look to this décor.
7. Play With Colours
The variation in colour is one way of keeping a monochromatic room from failing. This dark blue sofa and yellow rug bend the rules of monotony but makes it fun while setting a vibrant tone for the room. The mix of complementing throw pillows further adds substance to this room décor as it makes all the deviating colours come in sync.
8. Let The Room Décor Resonate With Each Other
Congruence is a vital theme for the monochromatic look and this room fulfils that requirement as the same hue is used throughout the room from the flooring to the furniture, artwork, wall paint, and more. Using the same colour undertone also makes the aesthetic details of this room stand out.
9. Be Bold
While using the same hue and undertone is a staple in monochromatic colour schemes, you can also vary shades and contrast with bolder colours like red, orange, blue, or any desired colour you want. The red vintage sofa and potted plant made red a dominant theme in this monochromatic décor and finishing touches like this is a perfect way to create balance and add eye-catching contrast to the room.
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