Are you tired of managing different colors for each new paint job? Do you only have a couple of different colors on hand?
If so, don’t worry – a monochromatic paint scheme could be just the thing you need to breathe new life into your interior decorating.
A Minimalist Approach
We are spoiled for color here in the 21st century. Once upon a time, color pigmentation was incredibly expensive, and the richest dyes for everything from luxurious clothing to artistic masterpieces could be worth more than gold. However, that’s simply not the case anymore. Color has become quite inexpensive, and we’ve simultaneously become far more minimalist in the way we approach decorating.
Where huge splashes of color might have once been a status symbol, today they can seem downright garish. As the saying goes, “Less is More,” and that’s certainly true with minimalist monochromatic designs. Even if you stick to a few basic shades of white, grey, or black, you can still enjoy an incredibly dynamic interior decorating setup, and one which is far more in step with current trends than large swaths of color.
White Is Bright
What’s more, there is no denying that white is a great way to brighten up any room. Too much white can leave a space feeling cold and clinical, but that’s why there are different subtle shades to help keep things interesting.
Monochrome in Many Colors
Besides, who said that monochrome has to just be about black, grey, and white? Those are the colors we most often associate with monochrome given their usage in black and white TV and film, but a monochromatic color scheme just means sticking with a single color and allowing it to dominate your space. You can do that with a wide range of different colors.
For example, you might decide that your kitchen or dining area would feel all the more welcoming when swathed in warm creams and beiges. In fact, identifying warmer and cooler colors can be a great first step toward creating themed monochromatic spaces. Doing a whole room in light blue can be a great way to imbue it with a sense of serenity to match a cloudless sky and seashore on a perfect summer’s day. Even doing an entire room in more eccentric colors like golden yellows and purples can be great for those who like louder colors and want to create a space that’s truly unique.
What’s more, while monochrome technically means having a single color, many monochromatic schemes actually employ different shades of the same color to give a more nuanced look to a space. This can also help spaces decorated with monochromatic styles from feeling repetitive.
Finally, textures and patterns can be a great way of infusing life into monochromatic spaces. Black and white patterns, for example, are a perfect demonstration of Elegance and Simplicity in action.
With the right touch and eye for artistry, a monochromatic color scheme could add whole new shades of depth to your interior decorating.