A monochromatic color scheme means that you are using just one color throughout the home. Maybe you like a crisp, all-white design or maybe you want to use shades of your favorite hue. Whatever color you choose, designing in a monochromatic color scheme can be both bold and fun. The following are some ideas to get you started.

Color Gradients

Monochromatic doesn’t mean simply using the exact same shade of the exact same color throughout an entire room. Although you certainly could do this, and it could turn out amazing, most people will select different shades of one color to create this decorating scheme. For example, you may choose white as your base and add off-white accents for a creamier tone. Or you may want gray accents for a cooler look.

Neutral Tones

Neutral tones, which are also called earth tones, generally include shades of white, gray, brown, or beige. They’re perfect for a monochromatic color scheme that can give your home a sleek and sophisticated look. These tones create consistency when used throughout. For example, you may choose beige with darker browns in the same color palate.

Warm Tones

If you want to use this same decorating trick but add more color, consider the overall look you want. A room using warm tones can be red, yellow, orange, or any shade within those categories. For example, you may decorate a room in coral utilizing different hues of the same color on the walls, the furnishings, and the floor.

Cool Tones

Cool tones are often associated with shades of blue. And blue is a popular choice for monochromatic color schemes. A single color of blue can come in so many values that it can be so light as to appear white and can increase in pigment until it is quite dark. When decorating to create contrast while utilizing only one color, cool tones offer a great advantage.

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