TRENDS // Monochromatic colour schemes
LIKE US, YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THIS TREND POPPING UP ACROSS FASHION, HOTELS,
EXHIBITIONS, SET DESIGN AND STORES ACROSS THE GLOBE AND LOCALLY.
So, what is a monochromatic colour scheme?
Monochromatic colour schemes are derived from a single base hue and extended using its shades, tones and tints.
*Tints are achieved by adding white and shades and tones are achieved by adding a darker colour, grey or black.
How exactly do you apply the tone-on-tone colour trend to event design?
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In case you need some help getting started, we’ve created a couple of examples and tips below…
ITEMS (from left to right): Muse stool in Cameo pink, Sphere coffee table clay / oak top, Loop 2-seater lounge white frame / coral pink cashmere seat
Vary your hues
When applying the monochromatic look, it’s all about using varying hues of the same colour to achieve a look that is cohesive, but not repetitive.
Let textures talk
Using the same colour palette throughout a space can make one piece blend into another, it is crucial to employ other design principles to make focal points stand out. Try to pick accents with a lot of texture and depth so that your space doesn’t end up looking “flat”.
Play with scale
It can be hard to create a focal point when most of your pieces are all in the same colour scheme. Another trick to avoid a boring space is to play with scale. Don’t be afraid to pick oversized pieces and small accents! The juxtaposition will create interest, especially if those big and small pieces are varying hues of the colour you are working with.
We hope these tips and examples helped spark some inspiration! For more monochromatic magic check our our pinterest page here