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Simply Monochromatic: The New Interior Design Trend

Some believe that using only one colour can be restrictive and hard to pull off. However, the use of one colour in an interior has the ability to convey power and create something truly eye-catching. It requires planning and creativity, but the results are incredible! It works particularly well in smaller spaces helping to create the illusion of a larger room.

What Is Monochromatic?

Mono means one and monochromatic design is the art of using a base hue and using different shades, tints and tones around the base hue. The trend is far from boring; instead, it helps to create harmony and versatility.

In this blog, we’re going to look at how you can incorporate monochromatics in your interior. From pinks in the bathroom to blacks in the dining room, let us inspire your décor this year!

Dark interior corner with industrial pendant

Sleek Cone Pendant - 7 Inch – Pewter, £69, by Industville (Image supplied by Jade Grayson)

Pinks In The Bathroom

For those new to the monochromatic style, it’s advised to start with a small space, such as the bathroom. As the room is seen less than the main entertainment rooms, it’s a less daunting place to begin your monochromatic journey!

The colour pink is a warm tone which means it emits a welcoming feel and pinks are flattering on the skin tone, and many use the bathroom to get ready in the mornings which will be complimentary to you as you get ready. Two hues of pink paired with the white tiles help to create a simply stunning bathroom décor, and we are in awe at the results of the below interior!

Pink bathroom interior with circular mirror and brass wall lights

Sleek Edison Wall Light – Brass, £29, by Industville (Image supplied by @making_it_our_home)

Go Sleek

Pink and brass are the perfect colour combination! A duo of our Sleek Edison Wall Lights are placed either side of the bathroom mirror, adding bundles of character. Our Sleek range starts from just £29 too, making them the perfect purchase!

Whites In The Bedroom

White seems like an easy colour to decorate with. However, when you remove the colour, it’s essential to focus on the texture, tones and lines of the space to create visual interest.

White is an incredibly relaxing colour and therefore, makes it ideal for the bedroom. Natural materials such as wood and metallics are the perfect way to add texture to the space as they help in creating a calming bedroom.

Contrast With Pewter

Metallic accessories add a touch of luxury and a seamless way to incorporate them into the bedroom is through your lighting choices. Pewter contrasts beautifully with white, and we have several pewter lights which are perfect for bedroom interiors!

Whether you prefer a wall light, flush mount or pendant, you are able to find the light to suit your interior style! Our Brooklyn Cone Wall Light looks beautiful above the bedside cabinet, both space-saving and stylish!

White bedroom interior with pewter wall light

Brooklyn Cone Wall Light - 7 Inch – Pewter, £79, by Industville (Image supplied by @simplyscandikatie)

Neutrals In The Kitchen

When it comes to monochromatic style if you’re taking a tonal approach, which works well in the kitchen, it’s recommended that you use lighter shades on the walls and cabinets and leave the darker shades for the smaller accents. We’d advise contrasting a splashback and kitchen island countertop with the lighter shades to create the monochromatic style.

Think About Using Glass

Wherever possible, we’d advise making use of natural light, the large doors in this kitchen enable plenty of light to cascade around the space. A trio of our glass pendants are placed above the kitchen island, adding elegance and the ribbed shades ensure they suit any interior style!

Open plan kitchen interior with trio of industrial lights

Brooklyn Glass Cone Pendant - 7 Inch, £69, by Industville (Image supplied by Hillcroft Luxury Holiday Let Derbyshire)

Whites In The Home Office

This year more and more people have been working from home. If you’re lucky enough to have a home office, decorating with whites opens up the space and creates a warmer working environment.

If you do opt for a light monochrome, there is the option for you to add statement accessories into the décor. For example, incorporating a wall art feature and adding plenty of greenery to add character into the space.

Neutral home office with industrial stool

Cooper Leather & Metal Adjustable Bar Stool - 34 Inch, £139, by Industville (Image supplied by @newbuildtohome)

Think About Space

Whether your office space has its own room or a corner in another room, have you thought about using a stool? Not only are they space-saving but with so many styles and finishes, they have the ability to look incredible too!

Here at Industville, we have a range of industrial stools all handcrafted by skilled craftsmen and made from raw materials, such as solid oak wood, heavy iron and leather.

Industrial stools

Blacks In The Dining Room

Are you looking to make a bold and beautiful statement? Have you thought about going dark in the dining room? Using darker colours in the dining room create visual interest and make a bold statement, which many want to make in the space. However, it’s essential to ensure there is a contrast not to overpower the room. Splash darker colours over the walls and cabinets, matte shades work perfectly and keep floors light to ensure the space doesn’t feel smaller than it is.

Warm Up With Copper

To put a fresh take on the monochromatic style, we’d suggest adding splashes of bright colours. Whether you decide to do this through accessories or furnishings, it will help to break up the space. As copper is a warm metallic, it works great with darker shades as it helps to emit a warm and welcoming feel.

Our lights are available in duo colours, with copper inside many of our shades, when the lights are on it will shine brightly and contrast against the darker shades, helping to create a dramatic interior!

Open plan dark kitchen interior with industrial pendants

Brooklyn Dome Pendant - 13 Inch - Pewter & Copper, £99, by Industville (Image supplied by Ruth Smith)

Greens In The Living Room

Associated with peace, nature and tranquillity, we’re seeing more interiors this year utilising the colour green. Green tones can instantly transform a space and bring a touch of the outdoors in, which is especially important during the darker and colder months.

Opt For Wallpaper

When it comes to the monochromatic trend, you’re not limited to just paint. Think about incorporating wallpaper; we love how the leaf print wallpaper looks in this living space, blending with the emerald green velvet sofa and plants!

Brass works exceptionally well with the colour green as the tones complement one another. A duo of our brass Brooklyn Cone Wall Lights adds a luxurious touch to a tropical-themed room!

Living room interior with leaf print wallpaper

Brooklyn Cone Wall Light - 7 Inch – Brass, £79, by Industville (Image supplied by @happy_number_38)

Match Your Accessories

The monochromatic style focuses on matching colours and keeping things simple yet stunning. Thinking about the accessories in your interiors, we’d advise matching the tones which you decide on to create harmony and bring character to the space.

For example, think about matching your lighting choices with your handles or taps in your kitchen or bathroom. This will ensure the lines in your space match to create visual interest!

We have a diverse and extensive range of industrial lights which suit any interior style or colour, so why not browse our range today!

Sage green laundry room with gold pendants

Brooklyn Dome Pendant - 8 Inch – Brass, £69, by Industville (Image supplied by @simplyscandikatie)

As Featured in the Cambridge

Our products are loved by many, and we’re incredibly proud that we’ve been featured in many publications. We’ve been featured in the April 2020 Cambridge Edition magazine! The bathroom interior focuses on one shade and creates a simply stunning contrast with accessorising with brass metallics, our Sleek Edison Wall Light is only £29 and matches perfectly with the green tones!

Dark bathroom interior featured in Cambridge Edition Magazine

Sleek Edison Wall Light – Brass, £29, by Industville (Image supplied by @hoouseno2_ - Featured in The Cambridge Edition)

We hope we've inspired you to think about bringing a monochromatic style into your interior this year and beyond. We believe that when done right, the results are picturesque and add so much character. Which colour scheme would you choose? We’d love to know! 


For a daily dose of interior inspiration, why not follow us on Instagram and Pinterest? We love seeing your pictures, so if you try monochromatics in your interior, we’d love to see your creations! Tag us on Instagram - @Industville – or use our hashtag - #Industville.

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