5 Steps To Create A Monochromatic Room Paint Scheme

Posted on: 23 March 2021

A monochromatic color scheme can be a wonderful and engaging palette to paint any interior room. But how should you do this without making it boring or overdoing a darker color? Here are a few steps to make it work perfectly no matter what color you choose. 

1. Choose Three or Four Shades. The key to a monochromatic color plan is to create some variation with different shading in the same color family. Today's paint companies provide the perfect way to do this by grouping shades together in swatches. Your ideal selection of shades generally won't include the absolute lightest and the absolute darkest available. 

2. Start With the Walls. Because the walls have the largest impact, they should be the first thing to which you assign a paint color. Lighting plays a role here. If the natural lighting is plentiful, a lighter shade in the middle of your choices will make it feel light and airy. If the walls tend to be dark anyway, go ahead and opt for a slightly darker medium hue if you want. 

3. Create Contrast in the Trim. Whether you chose to go lighter or darker on the walls, use the opposite shade for the trim. Trim generally includes the door frames, window sills and frames, and baseboards. These create some visual interest by breaking up the walls with a slightly different offering. 

4. Choose a Ceiling Plan. The best way to handle the ceiling depends on the room in question. High ceilings often benefit from being one shade darker than the walls. They don't need the benefit of clever paint tricks to seem more distant, so the darker coloring looks rich and vibrant. Lower ceilings, though, will generally look less oppressive and more open if you opt for the lighter medium shade in contrast to the walls. 

5. Accessorize With Remaining Shades. What happens to the extreme light and dark options in your chosen color family? Use them for accessorizing and décor. They will provide excellent visual interest in anything from wall art to throw pillows and area rugs.

Where to Start

Using this type of single-family color plan can be complicated. The homeowner may find it challenging to figure out how much lighting a room really gets, what trim to focus on and what to blend in, or how to use unusual favorite colors. The best place to get help is to consult as soon as possible with an experienced painting service in your area. Make an appointment and start the process of transforming your rooms.

Reach out to a residential painting service today to learn more.