While we are known for bringing together different colours and patterns, we don’t shy away from schemes with a single colour. This can achieve an elegant and sophisticated look. Join us as we share some examples and tips for designing a monochrome scheme…
The use of red in this suite at Crosby Street Hotel creates a warm and romantic room. For monochrome rooms, we like to incorporate different patterns into the design and then play with their scale. Here we have used a small scale stripe to upholster the sofa, combining it with a larger floral pattern on the curtains.
Play with different shades of the colour or tone – this will create a strong impact and stop the scheme from appearing flat. Here in this bedroom at Number Sixteen, we have used varying tones of blue and together, they create a contemporary room. Our top tip: Add a small touch of a contrasting colour. Here, we’ve used red piping on the bed cushions to pack a punch.
Play with texture to create visual interest within a monochrome room. In this suite at Charlotte Street Hotel, we’ve added texture through artwork and fabric to create a sense of dimension. Our Tall Trees Wallpaper acts as a canvas behind the sofa which has been covered with herringbone wool. Embroidered scatter cushions add craft and a bespoke element to the room. We have hung a beautifully framed mirror above the sofa to lend depth to this enchanting, nature inspired scheme.
The Marylebone Room at Dorset Square Hotel resembles a tailor-made suit! Adorning the walls is a sophisticated check wool by Abraham Moon & Sons called ‘Knightsbridge Check’. We often use wool on walls as it’s durable and creates a sense of luxury. Here we have layered block tones, stripes, and checks to create an intriguing interior. Explore this space further here.
Remember that creating a monochrome room doesn’t mean you’re limited. The magic trick is to use variations of a single colour, playing with texture and patterns. With the right balance and attention to detail, you can create a visually appealing and harmonious space.