Wednesday, December 18, 2013

mon·o·chro·mat·ic  =
Having or appearing tohave only one color; pertaining to, or havingtones of one color in addition to the ground hue. 

A monochromatic schemeuses different values (tints, shades, tones) of only one color, (with thepossible small addition of white, black, or grey). Monochromatic schemes are easy toget right and can be very effective. 

The energy in monochromatic color schemes ismore subtle and peaceful due to a lack of contrast of hue. Monochromatic schemes are soothing and peaceful, and make rooms appear largerthan they really are. Use different values – from light to dark – to createinterest and give depth to the interior space.

Keepthings to the same palette, but choose variations on a color. For example, if you prefer  gray and want to do amonochromatic gray room, choose different shades of gray to keep thingsinteresting — silver, steel, cloud gray, charcoal gray.

Amonochromatic white room needn't be strictly white; it can include ivory, beige, light taupe oroff white. The variation provides a feeling of depth, richness, andcomplexity. 

 It’s texture that’s going to dramatize a monochromaticroom. So, inject a mix of materials whenever you have theopportunity.

 Thenyou can always break your monochromaticscheme with a pop of color.

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