Trending Now: Monochrome

>  3 January 2021

PRODUCT FEATURED: LINDA LLAMA - BLACK BOX FRAME CANVAS

Bold, simple and timeless, using a monochromatic colour palette in your home can be remarkably freeing, and allows for a surprising amount of versatility and creativity across a number of different interior styles. Our top tip for a spot on black and white interior? Don’t feel like you need to keep both colours perfectly in ratio! By allowing one colour to lead and be more dominant in proportion to the other, you’ll create a sense of balance, allowing the viewer’s eye to move comfortably around the space, while still delivering the striking contrast that the monochromatic palette is best known for.

 

PRODUCT FEATURED: ON THE DOTTED LINE WALLPAPER - BLACK

If you’re after a softer monochrome approach that isn’t so reliant on contrast, then why not incorporate tonal greys into your styling elements to add depth, and cohesively bring your black and white palette together. Looking for something a little more punchy? Bold accent colours are a match made in heaven when used to complement a black and white colour theme. You can be as playful or understated as you like – deep, muted and neutral tones produce a more harmonious feel, while warm, pastel, and vibrant tones will really ramp the contrast up even more.

 

PRODUCTS FEATURED: MINA MINA JUKURRPA I - OAK BOX FRAME CANVAS | EARL GREY WOVEN CUSHION | SALT & PEPPER WOVEN CUSHION | IVORY WOVEN CUSHION

Monochromatic doesn’t have to be clinical! Bring texture and warmth into your space by introducing organic materials like wood or marble. These raw, earthy materials are a beautiful and versatile way to ground your space – especially if used in flooring or larger furniture pieces. Layering and texture are important to consider when styling every space, but even more so when you’re using a monochromatic scheme. Experiment with introducing soft, luxurious fabrics and textures, and use them to enhance the contrast between light and shadow in the space.

 

PRODUCTS FEATURED: BOSS - BLACK BOX FRAME CANVAS 

Bring drama to your monochromatic space with a clever use of pattern. Geometric prints, stripes, and graphic motifs aren’t on their way out anytime soon, and can be easily incorporated into your room through soft furnishings, flooring and even wallpaper!

When it comes to black and white artwork, it can be hard to think outside the box of stock standard black and white photographs of the Eiffel Tower. But there are so many options to choose from! Emphasise masculinity, texture and movement with a frantic impressionistic piece, or celebrate balance and minimalism with a pared-back line drawing. Perhaps your taste is more old Hollywood and high fashion, and you want to reflect that with a beautiful photorealistic illustration, or maybe soft, elegant alcohol inks are more your thing. 

From quirky vintage photography, to bold geometrics, to laid-back Hamptons chic, the world of monochromatic artwork is your oyster.