How To Do Monochrome Colour Schemes With Different Accents

Monochrome colour schemes are notorious for being very single-minded, which is why many people tend to introduce different accents in such spaces to make them more visually dynamic. Here are 5 ways you can carry it out successfully:


1. Diagonal periphery

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Monochrome colour schemes tend to have a very one-track execution. So, in order to keep the eye-movement as flowing as possible, you can use two brightly coloured accent pieces in diagonal placements of a room. If you take a look at this image, you’ll see how the wingback chair and the artwork frame have been placed at diagonal ends. This keeps the eye moving from one end of the room to the other without a hitch.


2. Building asymmetry

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If your interior design is a work of classy asymmetry, then you can use a bold accent piece to set a statement worthy vibe within the ambiance. This image shows an excellent execution of this aesthetic. The backless clock and the pink framed artwork work in tandem with one another to harmonize the unbalanced aesthetic with as much grace and panache as possible.


3. When you have a frame

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If you have a framed setting in your home interiors – such as a bifold door or a glass wall – then you can use an oversized accent element to make its monochrome delivery much more interesting. The brightly coloured chair in this image is a great example of how you can do so. Even though it has been placed at the extreme periphery, it still ends up complementing the back and white backdrop with grace.


4. Imbuing texture

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Very few textures work quite as well as metal accents in one-track monochrome interior designs. They’re bright, classy, and have the ability to make even the blandest ambiances seem attractive. Just take a look at the unique light fixtures in the dining area featured in this image. The reflective texture of the light fixtures makes a bold statement in an otherwise fade-to-black setting.


5. Complementary textures

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You can complement your metal textures with an extra oomph by contrasting them with an understated colour from the same family. Just look at the contrasting chairs used in the dining set in this image. They set a pretty great example and complement the place setting and light fixtures really well.


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