Trends: The Monochromatic Kitchen

Trends: The Monochromatic Kitchen

November 19, 2015


This contemporary monochromatic kitchen design by Melissa Miranda Interiors is anything but boring.

While you might think that decorating a room all one color might be boring, or even overwhelming, the monochromatic kitchen is a very popular concept today. While a kitchen full of bright yellow or lime green might not be your cup of tea, there are ways to create a tasteful monochromatic design that’s stylish and sophisticated. There’s something to be said about the simplicity of a monochromatic color palette.

In the kitchen, the countertop is typically the star of the show. And since a monochromatic design is about more than just one solid hue, there are a vast array of countertop materials and color options available to create a monochromatic look. The key is to make it look effortless.

For example, if you like the freshness of an all white palette but don’t want it to feel too sterile, try a warmer toned marble such as Bianco Statuario.  With its typically thick gray veining, it will provide a white backdrop, yet will feel as warm and welcoming as an Old World Italian kitchen. You could also go with a white granite option such as Andromeda White.
If brown or beige is your color of choice but you don’t want it to feel too heavy, try soft taupe shades such as Mother of Pearl quartzite or Solarius granite.

Gray is one of the hottest colors in interior design today. A gray palette in the kitchen can make use of a range of shades from charcoal to soft slate. Even black can be anything but boring. Work your way shade-by-shade down the line in an ombre pattern, going slightly lighter or darker with each added element.
Just remember that every element in a monochromatic kitchen doesn’t have to be the exact same shade. In fact, it’s most effective to use one color with its varying tints and shades. A well-done monochromatic color scheme includes mixing light and dark versions of one color and its various shades, tints, and tones. Throw in some texture for good measure, and you’ve got a space with big style that feels coordinated and luxurious.

Let our surfacing experts at Marble & Granite, Inc. help you select the best countertop color and material for your monochromatic kitchen. Give us a call at 877-39-STONE.


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