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Décor with Monochromes: Let’s Do Subtle in Style

Every now and then I receive emails from my blog subscribers and others who simply get inspired by my blog, seeking “a word” of color advice….sighting their ideas and examples about their spaces.  It is quite crafty to provide solutions for spaces that you can only imagine and not see.

Recently I have received a lot of queries from people who want some color in their spaces but are also on constant look out for subtlety. So, I thought of composing this blog post to answer their queries and help them feel inspired.

The solution lies in creating monochromatic spaces that are classic, subtle and beautiful.  As the word suggests….monochrome means one color. Hence monochromatic spaces shall have tints and shades of one dominating color to achieve a monochromatic look.

The most stimulating situation in creating such décors is to select the color of the room and the fun part lies in selecting the right color as it will be repeated in its tints and shades in most of the décor.

After having penned down the winning color, decide on the textures/patterns and correct tints/shades to play with.  To make it look more pleasing and attractive, use some other color in small areas to create some depth in your décor. And if you find this exercise a lot trickier than it actually sounds, have a look at the pictures below and bring home some inspiration.

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Picture Courtesy:

The Audacity of Colors. Design Rulz, Elle Decor, 2 Modern, Bliss Tree, Ellenor Design, HGTV, Chicago Interiors, Oh Oak Cliff, California Home Design, Bohemian House and Home

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