As everyone is anxiously waiting spring, we still find ourselves snuggling up under the down comforter and dreaming of warm tropical breezes. When we typically think of spring we can’t help but envision bright citrus colors accented by bright white & shiplap. However, this spring we are embarking on a season that is filled with texture but also painted in a monochromatic palette quite different from seasons past.

Colorless design is making one of the biggest comebacks since it its last big “pop” in 1993. This simple trend is looking fresh and once again grabbing the eye of interior designers across America. The most successful designs are executed by the use of texture and shape rather than color and contrast. Depth and interest is easily achieved by utilizing grass cloth wall covering, 3-D art and chunky knits as well as fur accessories. Be on the look out for layered bright white with parchment, winter white, camel, linen and stone.

Here are a few ways to pull together your own monochromatic look without being too stark of flat.

•Use well chosen accessories for easy and adaptable monochromatic looks
•Arrange the accessories in graphic and fun patterns
•Embrace or utilize a heavy duty industrial backdrop
•Select industrial lighting to offset what could be a flat palette
•Add innovative wall covering and wall murals
•Expose brick walls – monochromatic décor with subtle touches of a color palette look striking against a brick wall
•Introduce wrought iron in cocktail tables, bookcases, bed frames, etc.

David Brown
Mulberry Seed Design