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2016 Interior Colour Trends – Monochrome

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 by

There are some colours and shades that you can never go wrong with. Black is one; white is another. And they’re even better when put together. Although we’re predicting monochrome will be a prevalent interiors trend for 2016, we also like to think it’s timeless. Here are some great examples that prove our case.

1. Use accessories for easy and adaptable monochrome

Black and white accessories provide the monochrome style in this room.

Black and white accessories provide the monochrome style in this room.
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You can easily see the benefits of monochrome in your home with some well chosen accessories. Graphic prints are a fun and cost effective way to start. Hang them on a white wall to form a perfect backdrop to other favourite finds. Add low hanging black industrial lighting and you have instantly created a striking focal point for your room.

Vincent Van Doodle Lessons From Science #3 Graphic Print, £9.99, Warehouse Home Shop

A good monochromatic print will suit any style interior

A good monochromatic print will suit any style interior and we particularly like the message conveyed in this vintage style design.
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Amara Old School British Spun-Steel Factory Pendant, £125, Warehouse Home Shop

Polished monochrome industrial lighting offers a modern alternative that will work in most spaces

Polished monochrome industrial lighting offers a modern alternative that will work in most spaces
Image courtesy of amara.com

2. Complement exposed brickwork with monochrome furnishings.

This bedroom has a timeless industrial chic aesthetic

This bedroom has a timeless industrial chic aesthetic
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Monochromatic decor with subtle touches of colour is particularly striking against exposed brickwork. A black bed frame will work perfectly. While we like the traditional wrought iron bed frame above, for a more contemporary scheme consider a design that combines monochrome and minimalist. We simply can’t pick a favourite from these three Anthropologie bed designs. And the Geometry Made Easy Lights are one of our favourite contemporary lighting designs in the Warehouse Home shop.

(Left to right) Anthropologie, City Perch Bed, £1700. Ariadne Bed, £1600. Italian Campaign Canopy Bed, £1600. Anthropologie

S2 20 Geometry Made Easy Light, £95, Warehouse Home Shop

Geometric lighting makes an ideal addition to an industrial backdrop

Geometric lighting makes an ideal addition to an industrial backdrop.
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3. Embrace a heavy-duty industrial backdrop

This naturally monochromatic setting is perfect for more black and white additions

This naturally monochromatic setting is perfect for more black and white additions
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If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in a space with original monochrome features, embrace it as the perfect backdrop for more of the same. And the good news is that wonderfully weathered walls can also be readily created with innovative wallpapers and murals. Keep things simple, mixing and matching black and white furniture and lighting – classic designs by brands such as Vitra are well suited to such a dramatic scheme.

Vitra Eames DSR 43cm Side Chair, £230, John Lewis

Incorporate iconic style into your home with a black Eames chair.

Incorporate iconic style into your home with a black Eames chair.
Image courtesy of john-lewis.co.uk

Factory 2 Mural, 12 lengths: £726.95, Galerie Home

A darker and more stripped back aesthetic is offered by this mural.

A dark, worn effect is achieved with this industrial style mural
Image courtesy of galeriehome.co.uk

For more monochrome themed inspiration, take a look at our dedicated Pinterest board!

 

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