What is a monochromatic color scheme? Well First from About.com
Question: What is a monochromatic color scheme?
Answer: A monochromatic color scheme uses a single color on most every room surface. In this type of scheme, various darker shades, grayer tones, and paler tints of the main color may be included in the palette. In addition, the one color is often paired with white or another neutral.
A monochromatic color scheme is a great way for a novice to start decorating. It is a safe bet. Just pick a color and go with it. Use all different shades of the same color on all your surfaces and watch the magic happen. Most people think of neutrals and different shades of creams and whites but it doesn’t have to be a neutral color scheme to have an impact.
|Orange County Kitchen Designer SKD Studios appreciates the use of purple in this space|
|Irvine Kitchen Remodeler SKD Studios loves the use of navy in this foyer.|
I think the look is very dramatic when used with color. rather than using opposite colors the designers in the above pictures just picked one color and varied the shade of it throughout the room and voila! It becomes a soothing space even though the colors are sometime bright. The idea is creating a neutral out of a color.
In this room above they actually used a neutral taupe/gray tone and I think the look is pretty amazing. The different shades of taupe/gray/silver and white is a very elegant fresh look.
Next time your ready to begin your Orange County Interior Design project, think about doing it monochromatic. I think you will be surprised at how easy it is. Just pick a color and go with it – all shades of the same color in various hues.
At SKD Studios in Newport Beach California we love designing with a monochromatic theme. It adds the drama to a room and keeps a neutral pallet.
Makes sure to stop by www.skdstudios.com for some more design inspiration and call us at 949-612-9982 to schedule your in home interior design consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!
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