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Four beautiful monochromatic room designs

Pick a shade, any shade, and run with it. A tone-on-tone palette takes the guesswork out of decorating — and is guaranteed to wow!
Four beautiful monochromatic room designs

Design, Leverone Design. Photo, Lisa Romerein/Otto.

Monochromatic decor January 2014

Soft and soothing

Best suited for: The elegant traditionalist 

Designers Erin Feasby and Cindy Bleeks used an icy-blue palette to marry their client's feminine wishes — velvet fabrics, floral patterns and silk draperies — with her husband's desire for dark, rich wood tones and fine tailored shapes. The result is a calming room that's also classic and sophisticated. "The key to decorating with a monochromatic colour scheme is to mix up textures and matte finishes with a bit of gloss or shine. It brings depth and interest while still maintaining the sophistication and subtlety of a monochromatic room."

Wallpaper, Farrow&Ball. Pillows fabric, Kravet Canada

Get more: Six tips to creating a calming bedroom retreat

Four beautiful monochromatic room designsDesign, Feasby & Bleeks. Photo, Ashley Capp.

Cool and contemporary

Best suited for: The edgy minimalist

Going all white is a gutsy choice, but it's a surefire way to make a statement. Select materials with different textures like marble, wood and laminate to keep the room from falling flat.

Countertop, Home Depot. Wood floor, Moncer. Paint, Moon Rise, Behr.

Four beautiful monochromatic room designsPhoto, Alexander Van Berge/Living4Media

Moody and dramatic

Best suited for: The bohemian romantic

Shades of blue-green, from dark jade to a aquamarine, give this room a rich, mellow vibe. Sequined pillows, faux fur and a lush carpet add layers of complexity.

Sofa fabric, Kravet Canada. Rug, Elte. Paint, Blue Lotus, Rona.

Four beautiful monochromatic room designsPhoto, Catherine Gratwicke/Living4Media

Vibrant and crisp

Best suited for: The upbeat optimist

Invigorate a room with an all-green colour scheme. This bright and lively hue is perfectly suited to kitchens or anywhere you want a bolt of energy.

Ceiling wallpaper, Pop & Lolli. Rug, Elte. Paint, Lily Pads, Para.

Four beautiful monochromatic room designsDesign, Mendelson Group Inc.; Photo, Eric Piasecki/Otto.


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