Monochromatic: containing only one color

    Although that might sound uninteresting, designing with a monochromatic color scheme surely does not have to be. One thing I always say when working with clients who are afraid of colors is: "Color behaves." I say that because many factors can manipulate the way a paint color is portrayed such as lighting, furniture, the colors of your floors, etc. When selecting a monochromatic color scheme, it does not mean that you are stuck with that single hue. The truth is when walking into a paint store and seeing all the paint chips in color order you can quickly feel overwhelmed and say "I never knew there were so many different blues!" The reason for all the different variations of color is based on the concept of SHADES and TINTS. 

. Tints are attained when adding WHITE to a color

. Shades are attained when adding BLACK or GRAY to a color


.After the walls where painted a rich blue in this young ladys bedroom, it was important to keep the space FUN and YOUNG. When choosing the bedding, although it incorporated colors much lighter (tint of blue) and darker (shade of blue) than the walls, we were able to pull these colors into other areas of the room to complete the look. The most important thing to do is to decide which color it is you would like to pull out, whether its from the bedding, a piece of art, furntiture, etc. After doing so, the rest can be tied together. In this particular design, we decided we LOVED the teal, and so teal it was!

Monochromatic Bedroom

. As you can see, the wall color is dark and very rich. To soften the space and also to continue to intergrate the color teal, we chose to use it for window treatments. It serves as a perfect pop of color against a dark wall. The eye is able to distinguish the use of color throughout the room and it begins to make sense. In accordance to our monochromatic design, you can see the different types of blues used in the decorative pillows as well. They add sofistication to the room.

Window Treatment


. Accessories play a major roll in the completion of a project. When selecting accents do NOT forgot to carry the same idea of "pulling color" when doing so as well. Sometimes it is the accessories that stand out the most, so it is important to choose colors, finishes, and patterns that work with the overall design. In this case we found a FABULOUS lamp that combined both color and pattern. It was the perfect touch to polish off the design. It's safe to say, this room was transformed into an inviting yet "TOTALLY AWESOME" space for this young client who couldnt wait to show it off!

Decorative Lamp