Bold and Soothing Monochromatic Rooms

Bold and Soothing Monochromatic Rooms

Adrienne Breaux
Oct 22, 2010

Monochromatic rooms get such a bum rap. We're always heralding the joys of living in lots of color—bold palettes stuffed with as many hues as we can, but what of those rooms that dare to stand on one color alone? Those rooms who prefer the sophisticated simplicity of a one-color palette? We salute those rooms today.

While the word "monochromatic" might elicit images of all neutral spaces bathed in beige, remember that the word actually means "consisting of one color." Meaning a room decked out in pink—hot, baby or rose—would be monochromatic (and quite alluring, if you're into pink). We've rounded up as many monochromatic rooms as we could, in as many different hues as we could, to prove that you don't have to stuff a ton of different colors in a space to make it colorful. As soft and neutral a monochromatic room can be, it can also be pretty bold, as the evidence will prove:

1) Mix and Match Styles with a Monochromatic Palette
2) I on Design
3) Old House Magazine
4) Desire to Inspire
5) Albano Daminato via Desire to Inspire
6) Monochromatic Kitchens from Miles Redd
7) Charles Allem via Desire to Inspire
8) Laura Casey Interiors
9) Owen Design Associates via Desire to Inspire
10) Living at Home via Desire to Inspire

What do you think about monochromatic rooms? Interesting, or too...monochromatic? If you were to design a monochromatic room, which color would you go with? What color could you absolutely not live in as a monochromatic room? Let us know!

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