Going Full Monochrome - Appreciation Project

Going Full Monochrome

Posted by Natasha Lyon on

"Black and white creates a strange dreamscape that colour never can" - Jack Antonoff

Monochromatic Magic: Elevating Your Interior Design with a Single Hue

In the enchanting world of interior design, where every colour on the spectrum beckons, there's something truly captivating about the art of monochromatic design. As you may have seen here at Appreciation Project we're a big fan of taking singular colours and applying across an entire space. Let's delve into the captivating realm of monochromatic interior design.

The Power of a Single Colour

Monochromatic interior design is all about the power of restraint. It's about choosing a single colour and using its various shades, tones, and tints to create depth, drama, and sophistication. It's a symphony of subtlety, a celebration of simplicity.

The Essence of Monochromatic Design - what defines monochromatic design?

  1. A single hue: Monochromatic design centers around one colour. Whether it's tranquil blues, timeless grays, or the richness of deep burgundy, your chosen colour takes center stage.

  2. Play with shades: Within your chosen hue, explore different shades. Darker tones can ground a space, while lighter ones bring airiness.

  3. Texture matters: Texture becomes your ally in monochromatic design. Consider using a variety of materials, from sleek glass to plush fabrics, to add interest.

  4. Pops of contrast: While monochromatic design predominantly relies on one colour, don't shy away from adding accents in a complementary hue. These pops of contrast can be introduced through homewares, art, or even dried flower arrangements.

Creating Your Monochromatic Masterpiece:

  1. Choose your colour wisely: Start by selecting a colour that resonates with your vision and complements your space. Consider the mood you want to evoke - calming blues, regal purples, or earthy greens.

  2. Layering shades: The magic of monochromatic design lies in layering shades of your chosen colour. For instance, if you opt for shades of blue, consider a deep navy for walls, lighter blue for furniture, and soft baby blue for accessories.

  3. Texture and contrast: Incorporate different textures to add depth. Velvet cushions, sleek metallic accents, and natural wood furniture all play a role in creating interest. And, of course, don't forget those pops of contrast, like a bold piece of art or vibrant dried flower arrangements.

Homewares in Monochromatic Design

Your choice of homewares in monochromatic design is crucial. Think vases, cushions, rugs, and even tableware. They become not just functional but artistic elements that contribute to the overall harmony of a space - it has to reflect you and your taste!

Dried Flowers: A Monochromatic Marvel:

Dried flowers fit seamlessly into the monochromatic design ethos. Their muted, organic hues align perfectly with the concept. Imagine a vase filled with delicate ivory dried flowers in a predominantly white interior, or deep maroon blooms in a rich burgundy-themed space. They bring nature indoors in a way that complements and enhances your chosen colour palette, and last for far longer than fresh flowers (which we love too I'd add).

In the world of interior design, monochromatic magic is a timeless treasure. It's an exploration of a single colour's infinite possibilities. So, whether you're creating a serene sanctuary or a bold, dramatic statement, consider the enchantment of monochromatic design. Like our fiery utility room, let a single hue transform your space into a masterpiece of elegance and unity.


Natasha. x

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