Monochrome Interiors: Get The Look
The use of black and white colour palettes within the home will long be a classic, it is a design style that is both timeless and everlasting. If you are currently in the process of decorating a contemporary interior, you might be thinking of different ways to put a creative twist onto the sleek and minimalist interior often associated with modern homes. When you think of minimalism, there’s no doubt that ideas of a neutral colour palette and subtle design features will come to mind. However, although you might be a fan of the simplicity and functionality of this design style you might be urging for ways in which you can make your space feel bolder and stand out a little more. By introducing elements of monochrome within your space you can create something that is both sleek and elegant whilst still being simplistic.
Characteristics of Monochrome Interior Design
When you think of monochrome, shades of black, white and grey will certainly come to mind. These three shades have really revolutionised the way we introduce darker colour palettes into the interior, with the monochrome style being both bold, daring and stylish. This style became extremely popular within 2018, with it being recognised as one of the trends of the year. With influences coming from Europe and The National Gallery, it really did become a talking point and a popular design choice amongst interior design.
Monochrome interiors are both versatile and flexible. By using only a very basic colour palette it offers you great scope to be creative with the styling elements of your space and choose some really cool decorative pieces. Although, monochrome is typically associated with modern interiors, it can also work well if you are decorating a period property also. In larger, more traditional properties you really have the space to make statement focal points and emphasise the use of the black and grey. Whereas in contemporary homes you might favour using more of the lighter tones with hints of the black to make the space feel brighter and more open.
Another characteristic that makes this design style a favourable one amongst many is its practicality and simplicity. It’s such an easy style to implement with very little need for extravagant design and excessive planning. This is ideal if you don’t want to spend ages on the interior design of your space, but still do want something that is both stylish and trendy.
Something else worth noting about monochromatic interior design is its interesting use of shape and pattern. The stark contrast between black and white allows you to really play with shape and create a space that is interesting on the eye and thought provoking. Patterns best associated with this style of design are Aztec, geometric and the use of straight lines. All of which are timeless and will help contribute to creating a space that is classic and long lasting.
Monochrome Interiors We Are Loving On Instagram
Both Instagram and Pinterest are the best online places to get inspiration from for your next upcoming interior project. We absolutely love keeping up with all of the home accounts on Instagram and seeing their homes come to life on the grid.
Monochrome is a huge trend online and we thought we would share some of our favourite Instagram rooms that we have seen recently.
Image Credit: budgethomeinteriordesign
We absolutely love this space created by budgethomeinteriordesign. The white walls are carefully contrasted against bold, dark accessories and striking patterns. The introduction of geometric shapes really helps the space come to life.
Another account that just gets monochrome interior design right, is ourgreyhaven. Roxanne, the user behind the Instagram account uses bold colour palettes and incorporates a lot of grey into her interior. The striking bedroom uses pattern, texture and variants of the same tone to create a statement space that is both stylish and on trend.
Image Credit: Ourgreyhaven
If you are looking for specific monochrome ideas you should definitely take advantage of the different hashtags available to search on Instagram and look at different monochrome inspired Pinterest boards.
Tips On Which Skirting Boards To Choose
After all this talk about monochrome and minimalist design you might be wondering how skirting boards can fit in. Keeping with the simplistic style there’s no doubt that both modern and plain profile skirting boards will work really well with this style. By opting for a plain skirting board style this allows you to ensure the pattern, statements and designs all come from focal points within your décor. The straight lines often associated with modern skirting board styles mean you are able to tie this in nicely with the overall minimalist approach you might be after.
We have a wide range of modern and plain skirting board styles to choose from, which will definitely complement your space. Here at Skirting 4 U we fully finish all of our skirting boards and architrave in white gloss or white satin. However, if you did want to opt for a different colour palette maybe to tie in more black or grey then we can too finish the boards in a chosen RAL colour of your choice. This additional touch is perfect if you are wanting to carry on the monochrome theme throughout your chosen space.
Overall, monochrome interior design is a style that is easy to implement, that can still impress and make a statement. We can’t wait to see the monochrome interiors you create and how you make our skirting board profiles work within your space. Be sure to send us any pictures or tag us in your homes on Instagram.
Browse our plain skirting boards online at Skirting 4 u and find the perfect profile for your home.
If you do need any help with your order or wanted to discuss different RAL colour options please feel free to contact our friendly sales team by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01922 451 689.