Does your home feel monotonous? Try going monochromatic
By John Kirchner
December 12, 2012
If I say “monochromatic room,” you probably imagine a dreadful, drearily room decorated all white, beige or perhaps grey with silver accents. Hardly inspiring, is it?
As Lisa Frederick writes for Houzz.com, “People often assume that ‘monochromatic’ is a synonym for ‘monotonous.’” But the truth is a monochromatic room can be the masterpiece of your home.
Frederick shares some great advice for pulling off the single-color look:
- “Monochromatic rooms gain nuance and interest when you layer in different tones of the same hue. But the opposite tack — drenching the space in a single tone of a saturated color — amps up the drama.”
- “Green is one of the easiest colors to spread throughout a room; it’s so prevalent in the outdoor world that we’re used to seeing it en masse.”
- “Sometimes a jolt of a dramatically different color provides the energy that a monochromatic space needs.”
- “How do you keep a white-on-white space from feeling cold and clinical? Weave in materials that have an innate warmth, such as this dark-stained flooring.”
Would you try a monochromatic room in your home?