How to Choose a Simple Colour Palette

Monochromatic Palette

One of the simplest ways to create a harmonious look at home is with a monochromatic colour scheme. This is also a commonly misunderstood term in decorating. Once you know the basics of using monochromatic colour and the secrets to using it right, you can create gorgeous rooms easily. When you vary your colours using tone, shades, and tints, you keep your new colour scheme from becoming monotonous.

What is a Monochromatic Colour Palette?

Based on a single colour, monochromatic colour schemes use various shades and tones to add a sense of differentiation within a space. A monochromatic colour scheme will range between lighter and darker versions of one base colour or hue.

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How to Create a Neutral Monochromatic Colour Scheme

When planning your colour palette, consider the neutrals that are already in place and will not be changed. If you will be adding more neutral colours to your palette, build on the ones that are already present in the room. By unifying your neutrals, and using the same monochromatic principles on them, you will end up with a very cohesive result. Being able to identify warm and cool tones is important when working with a neutral colour scheme. If your space is predominantly filled with warm neutrals, your main neutral colour should also be warm. 

Make Decorating Easy with a Monochromatic Colour Scheme

Choose one colour and use tones, shades, and tints, of the same colour. Using variations of the same colour can make a room look larger, so it’s great for decorating small spaces. The most attractive and enjoyable way to complete your colour scheme is with texture and print. Texture adds interest to the room through the uneven surface that varies how light hits the surface. A texture can appear light and dark, even when created with the same colour. Throw pillows, rugs, and window treatments, are beautiful ways to create texture. 


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