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Interiors

Tips & Tricks: Monochromatic Décor

Since we work in an environment where interior design plays an integral part, we are always looking for new trends on the horizon to incorporate into our own spaces, and share with others for inspiration. Lately, we’ve taken note of the monochromatic trend in the fashion world, and we were immediately inspired to try it in our décor. But the next question is this: how exactly do you apply the tone-on-tone fashion trend to interiors? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

We took to the Internet for some studying and experimenting, and we’re sharing what we came up with. Here are some tips and tricks to help you translate the monochromatic trend out of the fashion world and into interior design…

How to Decorate With a Monochromatic Décor Theme | GrayMalin.com

Vary Your Hues

When applying the monochromatic look to fashion, it’s all about using varying hues of the same color to achieve a look that is cohesive, but not repetitive—the same applies to interiors! Instead of using one color, think of using one color palette. This will ensure that you still achieve the monochromatic look you’re going for, without overdoing it and accidentally making your room look like one color spilled all over it. For instance, if your main color them is “blush,” employ colors all throughout the spectrum of pinks—rose, deep red, barely-there-pink, etc. Just make sure that your colors complement one another, even when they are in the same palette (i.e. maybe stay away from pairing something like neon magenta with a dusty rose).

Bonus Tip: If you must mix your palette with another color, go for an understated neutral, like white, cream, or natural wood. Or, add small pops of your hue’s complementary color on the color wheel for balance.

How to Decorate With a Monochromatic Décor Theme | GrayMalin.com

Let Textures Talk

Since using the same color palette throughout a room can make one piece blend into another, it is crucial to employ other design principles to make focal points stand out. One of our favorite ways to do this is to let textures do the talking. Since most of your pieces will be some version of the same color, try to pick accents with a lot of texture and depth so that your space doesn’t end up looking “flat.” Think of a painting—texture allows elements to pop off the page and catch your eye.

Play With Scale

Like we mentioned above, it can be hard to create a focal point when most of your pieces are all in the same color scheme. So, another trick to use to avoid a boring space is to play with scale. Meaning, don’t be afraid to pick oversized pieces and teeny, tiny accents! The juxtaposition will create interest in the room, especially if those big and small pieces are varying hues of the color you are working with.

Monochromatic Mood

In case you need some help getting started, we’ve created one of our favorite monochromatic design looks that you can shop below…

Monochromatic Décor Look via GrayMalin.com | Shop at GrayMalin.com/Lifestyle

1. Golden Molecules (Set of 2), $64 | 2. Metallic Glass Knot, $29 | 3. Myra Table Lamp, Teal, $198 | 4. The Reef, Bora Bora Print, $249+ | 5. Aviva Velvet Chair, Navy, $610 | 6. Lecce Pillow, Teal and Ivory, $81 | 7. Verna Pillow, Turquoise, $64 | 8. Petale Side Table, Gold, $458 | 9. Monroe Mid-Century Chaise Lounger, $1,099 | 10. Clarin Rug, Blue, $699

There are so many ways to make monochromatic style work in your space, and we hope the these tips helped spark some inspiration! Maybe you even found a few pieces here that you loved… ;)

What other tips would you add to this list to pull off monochromatic design in your space?

Xx Team GM

Photos: Gray Malin
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