Neutral, textured carpeting and furniture give this inviting gray guest room a sophisticated feel. Floral-inspired gray wallpaper provides a soft, monochrome color palette that works perfectly with the neutral dresser that doubles as a nightstand. A studded velvet bench sits at the foot of the bed.
Take a subtle approach - Monochrome doesn’t necessarily mean geometric, which often springs to mind when you think of the term. This hip modern loft shows a more subtle approach to furniture placement. I love the use of contrasting black grids on the windows – it really draws your eye out.
Creating a gallery wall filled with your children’s artwork is easy and will give a colorful and personal touch to any room. Keep it simple and let the art be the focus with monochrome matted frames in assorted sizes.
This entirely unexpected modern cabin in Muscoda, Wisconsin is even more arresting for its striking black exterior. The vacation home is featured in Phaidon's tribute to the history and modern examples of black clad architecture, Black: Architecture in Monochrome.
Gradations of monochrome interwoven with splashes of gold, pattern and texture dress up this foyer on display in the 2014 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. A modular bench keeps a low profile beneath a sparking chandelier, while making room for guests in the entryway.
Marble tiles laid in a herringbone pattern give the bathroom a classic look, while chrome fixtures and sleek floating vanities bring contemporary touches to the space. Black framed windows draw attention to the incredible ocean view. Vibrant, framed wall art serves as the only pop of color in this monochrome bathroom.
The mostly-monochrome bathroom features pops of petal pink — a trio of coffee table books, a ceramic bowl and an issue of Veranda with a floral cover — in a glass-shelved cabinet. A graduated array of jars on the top shelf are both ornamental and functional: they make the jars that are in active use (with contents like cotton swabs and bath salts) feel more decorative.
Thought to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited wooden homes in the world, this stunning Faroe Islands, Denmark home demonstrates that black home facades are not a recent phenomenon. Dated to the 11th century, the "King's Farm" home's black color comes from wood treated with a tar mixture and is featured in the impressive Phaidon publication Black: Architecture in Monochrome.
Every open space in this home is decorated, from the walls to the floors. Near the door, the art in the living room continues to reflect the space’s mantra of simple, stylish and serene. A conceptual monochrome of light reflected into a camera lens from PurePhoto (www.purephoto.com) adds a touch of whimsy, while the full length mirror extends the room.