Trend Report: Monochromatic Decorating

80a3ef5b6b0f41381657cb4967cacc9a(the only thing this room needs is me sitting in it, sipping a dirty martini with extra olives. monochromatic olive green room complete.)

The concept is simple: pick one color and decorate a room with only it and shades of it. This is actually not oversimplified and results in a gorgeous, unified looking space, evidenced by the images above and below. Here are a few guidelines to follow that will help you to achieve a room with an elegant cohesiveness and modern feel. The short version is make sure to vary textures; this is key when decorating with one color. An example is the leaf green foyer below that uses glass, wood, and fabric, all in varying shades of green.

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(LOVE the green glass. note that the shades used are more note-in-a-bottle and less Heineken)

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(notice the mismatched chairs still look formal because there are only 2 different sets mixed together and they are arranged symmetrically)

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(I have a well documented love of the color gray in decorating, I am now dying to add silver/mirrors to my gray space.)

 

Photo References (in order of appearance):

 http://splenderosa.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-10-10T17%3A03%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=1

(photos 2 + 3) http://www.porterhousedesigns.com/colorsizzle/

http://picsdecor.com/home-decorating-ideas/dark-silver-luxury-livingroom-decor-494

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