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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Monochromatic Bliss

All right all my peeps, today I wanted to talk about the wonderful world of a monochromatic design scheme. Now I know your probably thinking, "What the hey, Shayce is so colorful in her designs, why on earth would she be talking about monochromatic design?" Well I will tell you why.... monochromatic does not just mean your beige, whites, and creams.... no no no.... their is a whole world of monochromatic that is very colorful. It can be a combination of one main color with touches of one or two more colors as accents. When monochromatic is done right, it is like living in a world darn near close to heaven. So here is what I got for ya all...

Lavender is front and center in this one with the accents of the killer guilded mirror and a slate bluish grey.

Blue, but not just any blue, the perfect blue.. with accents of white and the greenery from the plants.

I love this, it is character exposed in a small space. I'll tell you why, the lines on the sofa...superb, the color put on the sofa...bold, the animal skin laid on the painted wood floors...daring, the stack of books...intelligent. The main color is white with accents of black and gold...fabulous.

Just open the doors and let me run inside!!! I want to park my rear on that chaise and be queen for a day sipping my tea and eating cakes, and a few servants would be nice and.... ok I know I am rambling.
Green with touches of pink and blue. I never get tired of staring at this because it is what I preach to my clients again and again, different textures, different furniture pieces, mismatched patterns. Although the wood floors and architectural features do a hec of a lot in this space.

I had to throw in a white one, in this one I love all the old chippy pieces they add the second color with thier underlying wood tone.

The textures in this room never end, you gotta love that!! A croc covered!! Ok obviously black and white with touches of yellow... so bold.

This one leaves me wanting to see more, it is so casual and comfortable but with classic vintage style. Cream with touches of blue and white.

White with touches of grey and gold, oh my!! This room is soo simple yet so gravitating, I love that.

Ok so when doing a monochromatic scheme in a room, remember that color choice is everything, not just the three colors that you choose but the tones of them as well, be very very careful about that. Also don't be afraid of choosing some bold colors, as you have seen they work beautifully, just as well as the whites and beiges. Also if you notice that in every picture above except for one, there is a chandelier, if you are not on the chandelier boat please get on..and fast!! There is nothing like a chandelier to ground the whole room (even though the place for it is hung on the ceiling..ha ha ha, design humor, it will get ya everytime, I know I'll stop) and give at a purpose.

Here are a few of my hot monochromatic sheme choices:

charcoal, with touches of white and turquoise

white, with touches of a greyed off lavender and gold

antique pink, with touches of charcoal and green

black , with touches of white, antique gold and pink


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