A Monochromatic Scheme utilizes one HUE or color. Different tones and levels of saturation can be created by changing its VALUE, lightness to darkness, or CHROMA, weakness to brightness. Although considered a comfortable color scheme, don’t underestimate the drama that one color can create.
Mies van der Rohe - Renown architect and designer
The color doesn’t have to be in full saturation as depicted in this image. The yellow-orange is extremely muted to become what we call “beige” and “brown,” however, nothing is really beige or brown. A hue is always lingering.
David Hicks -Renown English architect and designer
This is what I mean by drama.
A real emotion is evoked with this sitting room for me; it’s very memorable. I love how it feels cozy and at the same time sophisticated.
In this living room, designed by Phyllis Harbinger of DCI Studio, the monochromatic scheme allows the eyes to focus on the artwork as well as appreciate the clean lines of the furniture, lighting and window treatments.
Monochromatic - Violet
Elegant. Sophisticated. Dramatic.
I really love how interior design firm, Caldwell Flake, made the ceiling playful with Kelly Wearstler Imperial Trellis wallcovering while keeping the rest of the room quiet. They bring your eyes up with the deer head placement and full height window treatments. Gorgeous subtle details in this room.