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Practical Guide: How to Enliven Your Home with Monochrome Tones

September 10, 2019
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Just because your rooms aren't a riot of colour doesn't mean they have to be boring.

When expertly applied, design concept using monochromatic tones can be executed in a manner that brings a living room to life. There are countless ways to use these colours in a way that is interesting and engaging.

Warisan Puteri, Sepang by PINS Studio

Interior Firm: PINS Studio

Check out these 6 stunning Malaysian homes that display monochrome colour scheme that ranges between black and white, brown and white, blue and white to perfection:


1. When most people think of monochrome, they imagine black and white interiors with a tsunami of grey thrown in for good measure. However, monochrome isn’t restricted to only these colours. It simply implies an ombré colour scheme that uses tones to create a cohesive finish.

Setia Eco Park, Setia Alam by Box Design Studio Sdn Bhd
Setia Eco Park, Setia Alam by Box Design Studio Sdn Bhd

Take this 3-bedroom landed home in Alam Shah as an example. The designer creates blue ombre effect to enliven the kid’s bedroom while the master bedroom is decorated in various shades of grey to produce a stylish aesthetic yet calming atmosphere.

Setia Eco Park, Setia Alam by Box Design Studio Sdn Bhd
Setia Eco Park, Setia Alam by Box Design Studio Sdn Bhd

2. Simplicity is key. This landed home in Sepang proves that you can still have a stylish home and you don’t need much to accomplish it.

Warisan Puteri, Sepang by PINS Studio

Interior Firm: PINS Studio

White and black takes centre stage in this luxuriously chic living room, while dark blue velvet sofa, tan leather ottoman and a striking brass lamp adds just the right amount of needed contrast.

Warisan Puteri, Sepang by PINS Studio

Interior Firm: PINS Studio

PINS studio also added greenery to bring life into this pristine white living room.


3. This 3-bedroom house at Desapark City takes a more masculine approach on monochrome with white and dark brown colour scheme.

Sunway SPK, Desa Park City by Movent

Interior Firm: Movent

Our favourite part of this home is the industrial-influenced kitchen area - the calming monochromatic kitchen of cool-tone white and dark brown wood is enough to keep any cook relaxed in the heat of preparing dinner.

Sunway SPK, Desa Park City by Movent

Interior Firm: Movent

Sunway SPK, Desa Park City by Movent

Interior Firm: Movent


4. While monochrome is mostly all about black and white, designers are now including accents of marble, gold, raw timber, or brass to complement these primary hues.

The Astaka @ One Bukit Senyum JB by Muse Design Group Sdn Bhd

This luxurious 4-bedroom house in Johor Bharu feature white marble countertops, coffee table, dining table and walls paired with black and earthy palette. This creates an elegant-looking living room begging for a dinner party.

The Astaka @ One Bukit Senyum JB by Muse Design Group Sdn Bhd

5. To avoid making your home looking overly dramatic with black and white tone, a safer alternative is to decorate your monochromatic space with neutral colours.

Irama Wangsa by Pocket Square

Interior Firm: Pocket Square

Pocket Square uses beige wooden furniture, floors, ceilings and cabinetry to complement this Muji-inspired condominium overall white walls. This creates a soothing and restful environment to come back to after a long day.

Irama Wangsa by Pocket Square

Interior Firm: Pocket Square

Irama Wangsa by Pocket Square

Interior Firm: Pocket Square


6. When you only reduce the interior to only two colours everything becomes simpler and clearer.

LplusR by L Plus R Interior Design and Renovation

This 3-bedroom home in Kajang is visually pleasing without using a cornucopia of colours. The designer uses high contrast black and white tone to make the rooms appear more modern and minimalistic, while adding grey furniture and decor like sofas, dining table, curtains and cushions lend a sense of airiness and balance to the backdrop.

LplusR by L Plus R Interior Design and Renovation
LplusR by L Plus R Interior Design and Renovation

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