Following a monochromatic color scheme is one of the simplest ways to create a harmonious look for your room. The only thing required to learn is the basic and the secrets of this magical trick.
A monochromatic theme does not literally mean a single color used throughout the room, instead that color will be refined in various ways to extract different tones of it.
Basic mandatory color themes you should know before starting the process-
- Color(or Hue) – They are what we simply refer to as “blue” or “red”.
- Value– The lightness or darkness of a color.
- Tint– When white has been added to a color to lighten its value.
- Shade– When black has been added to a color to darken its value.
- Tone– When grey has been added to a color to mute the value.
Make Decorating Simple with Monochromatic Color Scheme
To keep a color from overwhelming a room, you can choose one color and it stones, shades, and tints of the same color. Variations of a single color can make a room look bigger; hence it’s great for small spaces.
The secret to a perfect monochromatic color scheme – Textures & Patterns
Textures add more enthusiasm to the room through its light and dark appearance, even when created with same color. Window treatments, rugs and pillows are best ways to create textures.
Single neutral color or two can be added for emphasis to a non-neutral scheme. Fabric patterns having white or black along with the main color can brighten up room.Patterns are a fabulous way to add depth but they should be used sparingly to achieve a simple and harmonious style.
A neutral monochromatic color scheme
Most rooms are unable to bear blue or red wall-to-wall flooring, wall paints, or fireplace. Hence neutrals make the perfect monochromatic scheme.
While choosing your color palette, consider the neutral shades which already exist in the space and shall not require any modification. This will make the results more cohesive and harmonizing.
It is important to identify the warm versus cool colors. If the space is predominantly occupied with warm neutral colors, the main neutral color for the new monochromatic scheme should also be warm.
Opting for light and dark variations of one color helps in creating a relaxing space. It can be used as a background for displaying artwork, allowing it to shine.
By Deepika, IDEARCH Architects, Jalandhar, Punjab