Mastering the art of the one-colour look

If you are freaking out about choosing the perfect colour scheme for your home, then you need to stop making random colour combinations. It takes a lot of time and experience for even designers to master the art of colour selection, but you know what never fails to look good? A one-tone colour scheme! It basically consists of a single colour whose various shades are used around the space in varying tones. Let’s take a look at the best ways you can emulate it in your own homes.


1. Decide on your tone

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The best way to decide on your dominant colour tone is by gauging what kind of mood you want to emulate in your interior designs. This image features a brown colour scheme which exudes a rustic charm as well as an intellectual vibe. If you were going for a fun aesthetic, we suggest choosing a fruity colour like navy blue or pomegranate red.


2. From the ground up

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If you don’t know where to start off, then this thumb rule is going to become your life-saver: starting from the ground/carpet is the way to go. You can use the darkest hue on the floor, then go up choosing lighter colours for the walls, curtains and ceiling in a gradation. This helps retain a certain elegance and sophistication in your interior designs.


3. Knowing your placement

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Did you know that placement is a key component of nicely translating your single-tone colour scheme? Usually the boldest shades are reserved for the smaller pieces in a room like accent chairs, desks, shelves and more. However, the walls and ceiling are always done in lighter hues to make the space seem airy and charming.


4. Fabricating texture

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It can be especially challenging to emulate textures in a one-tone interior design. This is because it’s hard to decipher where the texture is actually going to make an impact. In most cases, it is usually relegated to the feature wall, but if the space is small, its not going to work that way. If that’s the case, use texture in as little amount as possible so that you can maintain a clutter-free ambiance.


5. In case of furniture

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When your space is composed of more in-built furnishings then actual solitary furniture, you’ll need to reevaluate all the spaces you’ve chosen to don in a specific colour. Use the darkest shades in what you want to stand out, and the lighter ones on what you need to merge with the backdrop.


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