Creating a monochromatic color scheme in a room

Creating A Monochromatic Color Scheme In A Room

If you want to decorate your home or the rooms in your home in a particular way that you not only save money, but have a satisfying ending then this is it for you. Decorating your room in a monochromatic color scheme can be fun. It\’s different and easy to spot on. The decoration in that particular room would match the room\’s décor. It\’s not something everyone tries. To decide on this, you can read magazines on décor or surf online for the ideal color and material that will suit the room and of course, your budget.

If you like a monochromatic theme in your room, there is only one color that dominates the entire room. However, styling a monochromatic themed room can be a challenge as choosing the wrong decorations could make the room look boring and not inviting. Here are some ways that you can do to carry the theme with a high style look that is different yet unique.

You will need:

  1. Fleece or chenille throws
  2. Paintings
  3. Strongly textured area rugs
  4. Vases
  5. Apples
  6. Interior paints
  7. Pillar candles
  8. Tulips


  1. For a serene and sophisticated scheme, choose a neutral color such as white, taupe, off-white, beige or gray. You can vary the color values for contrast such as wheat, buff, toast, which is in the beige scheme.
  2. To add subtle shifts in shading, vary the textures and sheens in the room. A beige room could include a matte bleached-oak floor, orange-peel textured semi gloss walls, a sisal rug, a suede recliner, a chenille sofa and unstained maple tables.
  3. Place ultra strong textures into the room such as wide-wale corduroy or a chenille throe and a springy shag rug to add a cozy counterpoint where the color might seem overly cold, as in a gray or blue-white room.
  4. Add vitality to the monochromatic theme by putting tiny sparks of color in multiple places. Use a painting with a bold splash of red paint, a vase of red tulips, and a red velvet pillow in a white living room. Avoid using the accent color just once as multiple uses will create unity in your scheme.
  5. Connect your monochromatic-scheme room to adjoining spaces by continuing the main color and accent color although you can introduce another color or two. For instance, a white living room with forest-green accents could mix into an entryway with evergreen and buttercream-yellow accents, pale sage-green walls and a white floor and moldings.

It\’s nice to decorate; we all love to make our homes beautiful or as homey as it can be. We decorate it as much as we can. We fill it up with nice furniture. We arrange everything accordingly. The point is we do everything we can in our capacity to make our homes lovelier.

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Additional Reading:

Color, Create, Decorate: Creative, Fresh Ideas and Decorating Techniques

Color Choices: Making Color Sense Out of Color Theory