2016 Interior Colour Trends – Monochrome
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
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
Amara Old School British Spun-Steel Factory Pendant, £125, Warehouse Home Shop
2. Complement exposed brickwork with monochrome furnishings.
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
3. Embrace a heavy-duty industrial backdrop
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
Factory 2 Mural, 12 lengths: £726.95, Galerie Home
For more monochrome themed inspiration, take a look at our dedicated Pinterest board!
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