When designing a monochromatic space, there are many considerations to keep in mind to ensure that the room looks as elevated and sophisticated as possible, and we asked designers to share their top tips.
«Monochromatic designs are not only beautiful but also versatile, making them suitable for any home size or style,» Cathleen Gruver, a lead interior designer at Gruver Cooley, says. «I love playing with tones of the same color to add depth and layering textures for visual interest.»
Below, you'll find eight useful guidelines to keep in mind if you choose to go the monochromatic route in your own home.
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Working with a room that lacks tons of square footage? Go ahead and still embrace a monochromatic look, Gruver says.
«The magic of monochromatic design lies in its ability to make a space feel more expansive, a valuable trick, especially for smaller homes,» she says. «Mastering the art of mixing tones, layering textures, and highlighting key elements can transform your space into a timeless and visually captivating haven.»
Keep in mind that monochromatic spaces don't have to be neutral in hue, even though this is a popular approach. Go ahead and pick a color that truly brings you joy, even if it's a bit outside the box.
Christopher Boutlier, an interior designer at Christoper Boutlier Interiors, has seen tons of stunning monochromatic spaces that range from crimson to yellow.
«The trick is to vary the intensity and textural qualities of the color selected to give the space depth and interest,» she says.
To ensure that a monochromatic room doesn't fall flat, you will want to be sure to incorporate plenty of textural accents in the space, Molly Torres Portnof, the founderRead more on thespruce.com