- Shades are derived from a single colour when black is added to that colour.
- Tints are the variations you get when you add gray to a single colour.
- Tones are the set of colours you experience when white is mixed with the original colour.
Colours that last
White monochromatic kitchens are traditional and contemporary. They have been dominant in the design industry since the inception of kitchens.
You can pair a monochromatic kitchen with a luxury bench top and splash back to create an elegant and timeless look.
You want a dark kitchen but you are unsure about black, well selecting a range of gray shades can be just as striking. Add to that some stainless-steel appliances, a stunning bench top and splash back and your kitchen will really pop.
If you have lots of natural light in your kitchen then you should definitely consider a black monochromatic kitchen. Black will give you the dramatic appeal of the dark kitchen and the natural light will keep it balanced. You can also pair your black kitchen with a lighter floor or feature wall to really make it stand out.
If you want to design a nice kitchen that won’t date too quickly you can select a woodgrain as your primary colour. It will add warmth to the kitchen and can work well if you are chasing a country or farm-style appeal.
5 monochromatic design elements
Once you select your main colour you have so many options within that range including all the shades, tints and tones.
Contrast to the max
If dramatic effect is what you long for, then contrast floors and walls against your kitchen colour. Black and white or gray and white are popular contrasts. Black and gray are also becoming more popular in trending kitchen designs.
If you chose a monochromatic kitchen design your main feature will be the bench top. You should consider investing a little more into the material you select to get just the right look. Perhaps marble instead of laminate.
Standing the test of time
Monochromatic kitchens tend to be timeless. Their traditional and stylish appeal provides a longevity for your kitchen design that is hard to top.
Monochromatic or monotonous?
Add texture and patterns to avoid creating a boring or dreary kitchen. Trending kitchen designs show the use of brick, concrete, wood and stone in one colour kitchens to ensure they are anything but dull.