Colours have the power to transform a space, while also influencing our moods and thoughts. Going monochrome, or using only one colour, definitely intensifies the overall look and feel, while also being timeless and stunningly elegant.
Be inspired by the below monochrome looks and discover what each colour evokes.
This deep blue shade is intense and awe-inspiring. It reflects the calmness and serenity of a deep pool of water or a vivid blue sky. Although blue can also be associated with sadness (e.g. blue Monday), it’s ideal for workplace areas because of its calming effect. Furthermore, blue is believed to lower blood pressure, while boosting productivity and overall wellbeing.
In line with biophilic designs that try to reconnect us to nature, the colour green also evokes peacefulness and balance. When applied to an office setting, green surroundings can relieve stress as well as improve eyesight. This warm green shade is especially soothing and lush.
Being a mix of orange, red and brown; this on-trend rust shade is complex and can be associated with the warm tones of a sunset or an autumnal day. It can boost energy, while also bringing comfort and warmth. Furthermore, it’s believed to stimulate an appetite and encourage conversation, making this burnt orange shade the ideal choice for kitchens or lunch areas.
Did someone say teamwork? Then this spicy yellow is right up your alley. Thanks to its brightness it stimulates optimism and energy. In addition, yellow has a positive effect on your self-esteem and creativity. This makes it a great colour choice for brainstorm or other creative areas.
Balancing out black and white, grey represents neutrality and reliability. Although this can be seen as a safe choice, it’s actually quite challenging to create an interesting space using only greyscales. Too much can tip the scale from being elegant and balanced to being heartless and soulless. Nevertheless, grey would work well in industrial buildings that combine different textures, or in offices or reception areas if you’re going for a sophisticated minimal look.