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10 Monochromatic Rooms that Make the Case for Single Color Spaces

If you had to live with just one color, which would you choose?

By Jenn Rose Smith

Professional designers love monochromatic spaces for good reason — while specific color combinations tend to be super trendy (think hunter green and maroon in the 90s), single colors presented individually can hold their value much longer.

Limiting the color palette in your living space is definitely a designer move — and while it might seem impossible at first, you may find that it actually opens up the freedom you have to mix different patterns, textures, and periods.

Scroll down for ten monochromatic rooms that make the case for single color design:

Garance Doré's all navy bedroomphoto by jason frank rothenberg for domino 

Garance Doré’s all navy bedroom.

Shades of red in Moroccoimage via regiane santos

Shades of red in Morocco.

All green industrial kitchenphoto by benjamin edwards for urban pioneer

An all green industrial kitchen.

A sand colored bar in Morocco photo by kate zimmerman turpin

A sand colored bar in Morocco.

An aquamarine bathphoto via maison boheme

An aquamarine bath.

All neutral rustic kitchenphoto by kate zimmerman turpin

Kate and Luke Turpin’s all neutral Sunday house.

A cobalt blue libraryphoto via elle decor

A cobalt blue library.

Paul Denoly and Nick Blaine's peach bedroomphoto by pippa drummond for sight unseen

Paul Denoly and Nick Blaine’s peach dream bedroom.

Kara Rosenlund's all neutral studiophoto by kara rosenlund

Kara Rosenlund’s all neutral studio.

Plywood perfection in Finlandphoto by designtripper

Plywood perfection in Finland.