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Inspirations For Designing a Bedroom Around a Single Shade

The term “monochromatic” could be mistaken for boring when it comes to interior decorating, or implied as monotonous. But, it’s quite the contrary when done right.

The key to executing this put-together style is to choose one or two primary hues for your bedroom, use varying shades and tints of that color, and complement it with textures and neutrals to keep things interesting.

Monochromatic decorating is a great way to pull a bedroom together with a consistent, cohesive look. With a plethora of bedding, textiles, paint, and furniture options, it’s the ideal space with which to experiment. Take a look at the following monochromatic bedrooms that pull it off with great success.

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The dynamic purples in this modern bedroom merge to create a sophisticated, monochromatic space. The varying shades and tints of purple add interest, while the vivid purple accent wall creates an effective focal point for the eye.

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Quiet and contemporary, gray has become a popular color in interior decorating. This gray bedroom has the perfect balance of soothing shades of gray mixed with texture and neutral tones–like the natural light wood–to warm things up from the coolness that gray brings. A relaxing, inviting space for sure.

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Rich but calming, this dusky blue monochromatic room cleverly uses one deep shade while creating contrast with white and several patterns so that it the bold color doesn’t become overkill. The use of blue glass and pillow accents is a nice small touch that has big impact.

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If I could, I would have rose gold everything. But it can be tricky to assign a pink hue as the dominant color in a bedroom–and not turn it into a little girl princess vibe. Warm shades of blush pink work lovely as accents in this room, along with clean, neutral whites and gray. This is another great example of layering various textures and shades of your primary color to create a monochromatic style. There is no question that blush pink is the dominant color in this room, but it isn’t overwhelming, either.

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While black and white may not give your bedroom a warm glow, this timeless color combination is perfect for creating a clean, modern, and monochromatic space. These chic sleeping quarters use bold patterns, textures and layers of black and white for an end result that’s very cohesive and inviting.

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You can still stick to a strict color palette with more than one hue. A pairing of two complimentary colors, like the yellow and warm blue in this bedroom, still achieves the style well. Yellow is a cheerful color, but can be a bit intense for a bedroom. Mixing it with a second color and neutral tones will keep it restful and stylish, while still allowing it to pop in a few select pieces like furniture, accents or wall art.

Designing a monochromatic room can still be surprisingly multi-dimensional and interesting by going tone-on-tone and incorporating strategic accents. Now, time to start thinking about what primary color or two you love, and give your bedroom a monochromatic summer makeover.

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Whitney Todor

Whitney Todor

Whitney is the senior web designer for YLiving. As a mom with an energetic toddler and a large, playful dog she is all about simple, well-designed furniture and storage solutions that make life easier.

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