There are few interior schemes more classic and adaptable than monochrome. Inherently elegant, this timeless look creates a calm and cohesive appearance that works in almost any home, from traditional to contemporary, with a tonal ombre effect that can be both moody and sophisticated or soothing and subtle.
While styling a monochrome scheme may seem simple, the use of similar hues across floors, walls, soft furnishings and decor can easily come across as stark, cold or otherwise inviting when the space is lacking in texture, natural materials, and thoughtful details that imbue warmth and elevate the look with hints of understated luxury.
The key to mastering monochrome lies in layering, starting with a base colour on the walls which can then be complemented by soft furnishings to enhance your palette. Layering textures can prevent the space from looking flat, while accent pieces such as lighting, mirrors, plaster features and unique furniture can also help to lift a neutral, monochrome scheme.
In the stunning Armadale home of architect Rob Mills, elegant and uninterrupted spaces have been achieved by emphasising subtle colour changes and luxurious materials and finishes. In the bedroom, our Flocca Linen Duvet in Nox and Flocca Linen Pillowcases in Nox and Sable lend tactile beauty and warmth, with delicately hand-tufted edges and a subtle melange softening a contemporary interior space.
A characteristic of monochrome interiors is a sense of simplicity, with natural materials – from cool marble to warm and textural linen – adding interest and balance without being overpowering. Carrying a similar colour palette throughout a room creates the perfect backdrop for standout pieces such as a unique side table or much-loved vase to be showcased, while pure linen bedding offers the perfect opportunity to build tonal layers that bring a sumptuous, lived-in quality to a modern monochrome look.