Monochrome Color Palette

Image from SF Girl by Bay

I love the monochrome color palette trend. Especially when it comes to decorating a modern bedroom. It lends to a cool, relaxing environment and many times appeals to those with modern or minimalist taste.

In fact, for a long time, I was under the impression that monochrome meant decorating in all black and white. And, I’m happy to report that I was misguided on this design trend. Monochrome is actually defined as, paintings, drawings or design in one color or shades of one color. Thus, the possibilities are endless.

Retro Bedroom

Images from SF Girl by Bay

Decorating in a monochrome fashion is all about layering. Think of every detail from the paint color on the walls, to the shining modern lighting fixtures, blankets on the bed, the furniture, and even the small accessories. It’s all about the details.

One of my favorite colors styled in a monochrome fashion is pink. I love the combination of both bold and mild shades mixed perfectly with pattern in the same hues.

And, why not take two different colors and build upon them together?! The soft pastel combination of pink and yellow, below, is nothing short of dreamy.

Modern Vintage Bedroom

Image from David Cleveland

Simple, yet elegant swing arm wall lights will add a subtle detail to any room, no matter the color palette...

When going monochrome in your modern bedroom, don’t forget about pattern. I adore the idea of using patterned wallpaper as shown below. The layering of gray and patterns is stunning.

Gray Bedroom

Image from House to Home

The great news is the monochrome color palette trend works for those that prefer a subtle black and white palette and for those that love bold colorful schemes and pattern.

Images: SF Girl by Bay, David Cleveland, House to Home