Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Monochomatic Doesn't Mean Bland

When you think of monotone color, what comes to mind? You may be thinking “all the same color” or “boring” or even “uncreative”. Well think again because Monochromatic color is not as bland as you think it is.

Perogies are a staple in my house. It's one of my son's favorite dishes and since he's a vegetarian, it's served up often in a variety of ways. No matter what you put on the Perogie, it starts off as a variation of beige.

Choosing color for a room is so much like cooking. You start with a beige room but then add accent colors to bring out the rooms beauty. In cooking, you start off with a neutral perogie and add other ingredients to enhance the flavor and to make it look delicious.

Think of these tomatoes and possible accent colors for your room.

Here's how you can place this monochromatic color scheme in an entrance way.

When you have an entrance way that opens up to several rooms such at this one, you'll find that working with a palette such as this is very accommodating. The two darkest or most dominant colors here, the red and brown, are your accent colors. 

Depending on the type of decor you have, the red can be seen in pillows, throws, an accent wall or area rug. Don't get too crazy with this hue, just tease your home with splashes of red just to break up the beige. Incorporate the brown with your furniture and flooring color.