a monochromatic color scheme consists of varyingshades one hue. using monochromatic colors is a simple, yet effective way to decorateand create a soothing space. the color wheel demonstrates this relationship. all of thesecolors are purple but they vary in intensity. imagine a strip of pink colors and have theshades vary on one strip. these colors are monochromatic, meaning the colors on the striphave the same base color value while the lighter colors include more white pigment. let's lookat how a monochromatic color scheme works in a room decorated in purple. a one colorscheme room is far from boring when you use a range of intensities. in this room, thelavender wall color create a base, while the coordinating sofa and ottoman feature a darkerpurple with the same color value to ensure
everything blends harmoniously. to keep amonochromatic palette interesting, introduce textures and patterns. in this space, a glossypurple lamp mixes with embroidered, tufted and patterned pillows in a variety of hues.patterns give the eye a break from a solid room of purple and energize the space. createmore places for the eye to rest by introducing a neutral color. ivory curtains with purplestar bursts dress the windows but keep the room feeling airy, as does the paint and beadedboard, and accent chair and rug and purple in ivory, tie everything in the room together.with plenty of texture pattern and variation of color intensities, from the palest of lavendersto the richest of clams, this monochromatic scheme place out vividly and vivaciously.all are relying on a single color.