Anchromatic & Monochromatic Decor

As a decorator, I often am asked my opinion on colour schemes, and after years in the trade and working with interior designers i have learned a lot about colour.

At the end of the day it’s down to personal choice but there are some rules you can follow.

 I’ve blogged about using colour and would like to expand on Achromatic & Monochromatic schemes.

 Achromatic basically means without colour.

I have recently completed a project with a designer who uses a great example of black and white, if done properly it can be very effective indeed, done badly, it can end up looking like a badly decorated 80’s teenage bedroom.!

Using a good balance of Black and white is important.

If you don’t have much natural light or a small room, maybe not a good idea to paint the walls black; it can be very hard to pull off but mixed with lots of white the finished look is fantastic.

 Another idea is to add shades of grey that are very big this year (i’m not talking about the book!)


Monochromatic – Using one colour

For effective use of colour in decorating ;using different hues of the same colour works well.

 Say you love blue, this bedroom is a great example of the use of monochromatic décor.

The shades of blue are not to heavy and the use of different textures and fabrics add interest to the look.


I hope these ideas have given you some food for thought.

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