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No18 Interiors Style Guide

Edition 2: MONOCHROME TAKEOVER

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A MONOCHROMIC IMAGE IS COMPOSED OF ONE COLOUR. THE TERM MONOCHROME COMES FROM THE ANCIENT GREEK: ΜΟΝΌΧΡΩΜΟΣ, MEANING ‘HAVING ONE COLOUR’. IN INTERIOR TERMS MONOCHROME IS OFTEN USED TO REFER TO THE MOST CONTRASTING COLOURS IN THE SPECTRUM, BLACK AND WHITE.

Black, white, grey and a touch of metallic…

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Inspired by Paris, Milan, New York – this colour palette (or non-colour palette) has moved from the world of fashion to the world of interior design with fierce impact.

Contemporary architects use it to frame their modern creations and it features in every high end interior magazine which means monochrome is no longer a ‘trend’ but a practical and timeless ‘style’ that is here to stay.

Simple yet effective, monochrome can create anything from a cool, powerful room, to a cosy and comfortable one. But don’t go throwing away all of your wood furniture items in a hurry, trying to create that must have monochrome look.

The beauty of monochrome is, it works well by itself (black and white alone) but you will also find, especially here in the UK, where it’s important for the home to feel warm, that incorporating soft grey’s, brown can be just as successful at creating that super chic contrasting feel.

 

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No18’s monochrome styling top tips

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1) Accessorise with shades that are specifically darker or lighter than the base shade and add accents that blend objects together.

 

2) Minimalistic prints with bold quotations will create soft focus points within the room.

 

3) Mix stripes and geometric fabrics for a daring and striking look.

 

4) a feature chair with a gorgeous geometric pattern will add a stylish yet striking finish to the corner of your room.

 

5) Statement patterned pieces such as marble or zebra print can create a subtle or vibrant monochrome impact.

 

still not sure? start with some statement pieces

Carina Side Table

Curvaceous black metal pieces create the base of this striking side table. It is finished with a flat black top, creating a quirky yet sleek monochrome look.

Cylinder Side table

This drum style side table, with Its ivory and black palette creates an instant monochrome impact on any room. Stack some books on top and wallah!

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