Tone on Tone
Photography: Tango | Styling: Isabelle Filion
Tone on Tone
Monochrome isn’t monotonous. Here’s how to hit all the right notes when working with one colour, many tones.
Photography: Tango | Styling: Isabelle Filion | CHAIR in velvet, Carlyle, $499, Structube; RUG, $179, CLOCK, $17, IKEA; TABLE, $279, VASE, $52, FLOWER, $15, Pottery Barn; BRANCH, $13, NOTEBOOK, $9, Michael’s; small VASE, $20, CURTAIN, Chita, 96", $70 for one panel, Bouclair; WALL ART, $80, velvet CUSHION, $30, HomeSense; LIGHTING, $434, Luminaire Paul Grégoire; WALL PAINT, Downpour Blue 2063-20, Benjamin Moore.
Add drama and interest to a monochrome palette with these designer tips.
- For a versatile and balanced look with depth, play with shades, finishes and textures. Think glossy vase beside a matte sofa.
- Tie in accessories in the same restricted palette, but mix it up by varying light and dark tones.
- To inject personality and energy, introduce a predominant and contrasting metal (brass, gold) in your accessories or lighting.
- Complement your monochromatic scheme with neutral pieces (white, grey, black, wood).
Photography: Tango | Styling: Isabelle Filion | PLATE, $17, BLUE FLOWERS, $13, NOTEBOOK, $9, Michael’s; CUP, $7, Urban Barn; Metal BOX, $15, SEMI-PRECIOUS STONE, $35, HomeSense.
Paint It: Downpour Blue, 2063-20 Benjamin Moore
Photography: Tango | Styling: Isabelle Filion | VASE with alveolus, $9, Michael’s; FULL GLASS VASE, $40, CERAMIC VASE, $50, Bouclair.