Alright folks, todays lesson is on the word ‘Monochromatic’ (hense the title). This word, is not something that describes an infection caused by enhanced levels of chrome in the house, not at all. It is a term that is used by professionals alike to describe a well designed room, infused by several shades of the same colour. In plain terms: the room is one colour, different shades.


[mon-uh-kroh-mat-ik, -oh-kruh-]

1. of or having one color.
2. of, pertaining to, or having tones of one color in addition to the ground hue: monochromatic pottery.
3. Optics. pertaining to light of one color or to radiation of a single wavelength or narrow range of wavelengths.


“People like that?” you say?

Why yes!

“And why would someone desire a Monochromatic design?” you say?

Well, in my professional opinion, those who draw near to this style of design obviously LOVE the colour they have chosen. Make sure you do, because you will soon have a whole room full of it! It is also a great way to enhance that single colour, by showcasing its shades and hues. Or, there are some who believe that sticking to a single colour is a great way to ‘play it safe’ and still have the ability to give their space the depth it needs in its colour scheme. And that’s O.K!

Here are a few great examples that we love:

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageNotice the rainbow of examples? I figured since you are learning about shades of one colour (which can be boring) I would show you one in every colour! TA-DA!

If you feel that this style is not for you, don’t fret my friends. Not every design is for every one. That is why you have folks like us to get to know you and figure out what it is that will emulate your personality in your design. There is something out there for us all.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s lesson.

It’s a pretty easy one to remember!

Take care,