Mad For Monochrome

Nothing quite packs a punch as powerful as monochrome when it comes to interior design. Black and white may be a simplistic combination, but the impact is striking, commanding, and dramatic. Not only is the overall effect dominant, but the mixture of the two colours oozes contemporary class. If you are looking for the perfect 21st century interior upgrade, this is it.

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If you want to implement this trend successfully then you need to be really strict with your colour palette. The only recommended way to break up the colour combination is through the addition of accessories in a grey metallic gloss. This will enhance the mixture of the black and white, rather than detract from the strength of the combination – as other colours would do.

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Just because you don’t get to play around with a wealth of different colours, this does not mean that the decorating process is not a fun one. In fact, it makes it even more intriguing and exciting because your attention should be focused on the incorporation of varied materials.

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A great way to add a luxurious quality to any room is to incorporate black and white velvet patterned wallpaper. Add a classic black leather sofa. Then use accessories in glossy plastic and polished acrylic, and adornments in shiny glass and striking steel to achieve a depth of style.

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The great thing about monochrome is that you can be as bold or as tame as you like. Just because the colour palette is strict, it does not mean that the outcome is similar from home to home. You can play around with different styles of prints, various size prints, different shapes and structures, and of course various materials too. This simplicity in colour allows other aspects to come to the fore and thus this trend truly allows you to showcase your personality and your taste in the most literal sense.

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