For an interior style that has taken over our Instagram and Pinterest pages, monochromatic styling is still a little misunderstood. Many people think monochrome is strictly stark black and white with grey, grey, grey filling everywhere in between. And while this colour scheme is certainly a central part of the movement, monochrome is really more comparable to ‘ombre’ – with the setting of a base colour and fusing varying shades, tints and hues of that colour to create cohesion. One thing is for sure, monochrome done right looks amazing and creates not only a bold statement in a room, but a calm, relaxed environment. Check out our guide to creating monochrome style in your home.
Choose a single colour as the base. This colour is the building block on which everything else is built. Grey, white or black, walls or flooring, along with neutral-coloured lounge, dining and bedroom furniture will have you well on your way to creating monochromatic magic in your home.
Mocka Picks – Albero Coat Rack, TV Unit and Halo Lamp.
Texture is essential with any kind of interior design, but is particularly important in a monochromatic style to create interest and variety. Throws, cushions and rugs are a great way to introduce different materials and fabrics, while bold, intricate patterns will provide interesting focal points in a room. Stylists are also taking it to the next level by adding accents of brass, gold, raw timber, jute or marble in the mix. Also don’t underestimate the effect a variety of surfaces can create. High gloss and matte can really add a sense of glamour and drama to a monochrome space.
Mocka Picks – Ladder Shelf, Circa Rugs and Tilly Lamp.
Because you are using a simple colour palate, you can play around with height and composition to create a more dynamic room. Incorporate shelving and furniture that are different heights so you have the sense of ‘layers’ in the room. But don’t just stop there! Style items on your bookshelf or shelving units at different heights and groupings and hang prints on your walls in different sizes and heights. All of this will work to craft a lively and interesting space.
Mocka Picks – Jimmy Tower and Maya Corner Shelves