Blog: Monochromatic Can Be Memorable

Interior designer Dena Hamilburg addresses a myriad of subjects pertaining to house and home in her engaging blogs for the savvy designer in you.

The definition of a monochromatc-colored room is when one color is used throughout the entire space.

If designed skillfully, however, a monochromatic room is hardly monotonous or boring.  In fact, a room created around one color can in many instances achieve a look that is  more dramatic and has more of a cutting edge than a room of many colors.

The main advantage of using only one color is that the sameness produces unity and harmony from the onset.

The talent in creating a truly stunning monochromatic room comes in using several other contrasting surfaces that will pop. Introducing a shot of a second color in two signficant accessories, such as a large bowl on a coffee table, some pillows, or an end table, is sure to soar and excite the eye.

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Scarlet Lencher October 29, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Hi Dena, Thanks for this wonderful article! I am <a href="http://www.taketime.ca/services.htm">house cleaning</a> to prepare for my front room makeover and was wondering what colors are trending this season? I don't want to make any mistakes so I come to the professional! Thanks so much, Scarlet
Dena Hamilburg October 29, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Hi Scarlet, My advise to you is to ignore the trends and choose what you love and what ties in with the rest of your color palette. The bright shades of purple, orange and green are very trendy, but best to incorporate small bursts of these colors.


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