A monochromatic color scheme consists of varying
shades one hue. Using monochromatic colors is a simple, yet effective way to decorate
and create a soothing space. The color wheel demonstrates this relationship. All of these
colors are purple but they vary in intensity. Imagine a strip of pink colors and have the
shades vary on one strip. These colors are monochromatic, meaning the colors on the strip
have the same base color value while the lighter colors include more white pigment. Let’s look
at how a monochromatic color scheme works in a room decorated in purple. A one color
scheme room is far from boring when you use a range of intensities. In this room, the
lavender wall color create a base, while the coordinating sofa and ottoman feature a darker
purple with the same color value to ensure everything blends harmoniously. To keep a
monochromatic palette interesting, introduce textures and patterns. In this space, a glossy
purple lamp mixes with embroidered, tufted and patterned pillows in a variety of hues.
Patterns give the eye a break from a solid room of purple and energize the space. Create
more places for the eye to rest by introducing a neutral color. Ivory curtains with purple
star bursts dress the windows but keep the room feeling airy, as does the paint and beaded
board, and accent chair and rug and purple in ivory, tie everything in the room together.
With plenty of texture pattern and variation of color intensities, from the palest of lavenders
to the richest of clams, this monochromatic scheme place out vividly and vivaciously.
All are relying on a single color.