A monochromatic aesthetic is a bold way to make a statement in any room. Though we're programmed to think about matching similar colors and keeping diverse palettes in our space, monochromatic color schemes look intentional and eye-catching. And the good news is that a monochrome style doesn't have to feel overly match-y. Find a color you love and use it as a base for the room--whether you want to take it all the way or keep things subtle.
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This stunning navy room seen on matthewsmitharchitecture's Instagram is everything we love about monochromatic spaces and the perfect inspiration for your own home. The deep blues are pulled throughout the room, but pops of yellow and green break up the space and keep it fresh.Continue to 2 of 18 below.
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Keep It Light
Timid about using a bold color scheme in your monochromatic room? An all-white room is a popular, minimalistic way to try out a single color palette in your space. This wonderfully chic bedroom from My Scandinavian Home maintains the whitewashed feel throughout the space, adding in pops of black and different shades of white. We can't imagine a better place to spend a lazy Sunday morning.Continue to 3 of 18 below.
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This gorgeous, light-filled space from My Scandinavian Home proves monochrome can still be subtle. By sprinkling dark blue color accents throughout the room, the space feels tied together, and the decor purposeful. When aiming for a low-key monochromatic look, try to keep your accessories as close in color as possible to give things a uniform feel.Continue to 4 of 18 below.
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Try Monochrome in Your Bathroom
If committing to a single color palette in your living space is too daunting, start small. This black and white bathroom from designstuff_group is the perfect first foray into monochromatic design. A simple color scheme like this one feels calming and spa-like, especially when sticking to black and white. Try this look with any color, and you'll find your bathroom is your favorite place in the house.Continue to 5 of 18 below.
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This pink nook from Olivia Keyes on Pinterest is feminine in all the right ways. The velvet bench lends texture to the space and keeps it from feeling flat. We love how the different hues of pink carry over from the wall tapestry to the plush carpet. The decor feels varied—but more importantly, calming and inviting. Who knew an all-pink room could feel so spa-like?Continue to 6 of 18 below.
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A Minimalist Vanity
We love this black and white vanity from snyggsnag because it feels exceptionally fresh and clean. By keeping the accessories and art prints a single hue, the space feels instantly modernized. When you remove color, you begin to pay more attention to the clean lines of the shelves and desk and notice how every object in the space carries a sense of purpose.Continue to 7 of 18 below.
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A Forest-Like Living Room
We are green with envy over this monochromatic room from Trendland. If you've ever wanted to live in a deep, dense forest, here's your chance. Even though the colors are dark, the room feels playful and lighthearted. We love how the real-life greenery seamlessly ties into the deep green couch and walls.Continue to 8 of 18 below.
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Neutrals All Around
This beige and gray bedroom from Coco Lapin Design is everything we want in life. Between the neutral linens, the gray built-ins, and the varied textures, this monochrome room is simply stunning. Though the space is cozy, the uniform color scheme helps it feel tidy and cohesive.Continue to 9 of 18 below.
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A Uniform Nursery
A monochrome nursery can be a great, gender-neutral way to lend a modern sensibility to the space. This adorable little room from whitefoxstyling is one we wish we had grown up in. The designer keeps the black-and-white scheme throughout, from the throw blanket to the pom-pom banner.Continue to 10 of 18 below.
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A Dark Dining Room
We love black dining rooms, and this artsy look from Kerry Lockwood In Detail is no different. The black paint ties in perfectly with the faux-fur rug and the seating. If using a very dark shade (like black) scares you, throwing in a few matching pieces can be a great way to get the "entry-level" monochrome look.Continue to 11 of 18 below.
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This teal look is not for the timid. Designer Twig Hutchinson paired nearly-perfect teal chairs with a deep teal wall to create an optical illusion that helps the room feel even larger. The chairs almost blend in with the space and give it a luxurious feel.Continue to 12 of 18 below.
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Embrace the Wild
If monochromatic decor schemes don't scare you off, maybe you're ready for a truly "loud" color palette. This bold and beautiful bedroom from The Designer Pad pairs orange walls with accessories like a hanging pendant lamp and a blanket to make a statement. This look isn't for the faint of heart, but the payoff is so worth it.Continue to 13 of 18 below.
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A Black Bedroom
Dark walls in a bedroom feel instantly romantic and moody. Designer joyce_wiggers took the black color scheme even further by adding matching black curtains and brown accents. Monochrome looks don't necessarily have to follow only one color, and can rather stick to the same color family (browns and blacks, for example) to tie the look together. Continue to 14 of 18 below.
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Bright and White
By now you know that all-white rooms are very in, and there's just something about the minimalist look that we can't get enough of. This vaulted bedroom from themerrythought has layers of different shades of white with a touch of blue and natural wood. When adding accessory colors to your monochrome room, look for classic combinations that play well with the primary color palette.Continue to 15 of 18 below.
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Channel Your Inner Prince
If purple is your favorite color, you'll probably go gaga over this bedroom from ellas_muse_homedecor. Every piece matches so perfectly, but the approach doesn't feel overpowering. By mixing up the shades and tones of this bright and bold color, the room feels varied and purposeful.Continue to 16 of 18 below.
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A Truly Modern Kitchen
You probably haven't considered a black color scheme in your kitchen, but this look from My Unfinished Home may just change your mind. We love the monochromatic color scheme mixed with uber-modern finishes that feels chic and high class.Continue to 17 of 18 below.
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Texture, texture and more texture. This deep blue room from urbanroad_au is giving us the blues (in a good way). The color scheme is woven throughout, from the dark velvet couch to the moody tone of the wall—even the navy piping on the mustard pillows. We can just imagine curling up with a good book and whiling away the hours. Continue to 18 of 18 below.
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This airy room from Vosges Paris is the perfect blend of a monochromatic design scheme and a bit of French flair. We love the slate blue walls that carry through from room to room, and the light pastel chair that makes the look cohere. Plus, the monochromatic style helps the two spaces feel more like one unified room, giving it an open concept feel.