Color Counsel: A Monochromatic Scheme Can Be Chic

A  monochromatic color scheme uses shades (created by adding black to a  color) and tints (created by adding white) of a single color resulting  in a clean and elegant look. This color palette is soothing to the eyes  and works especially well with green or blue hues. It is easy to get  right and has a sense of authority to it. The primary color can also be  used with neutral colors like black, white or gray.

The only downfall to a monochromatic color scheme is that it lacks the  contrast of a complementary color scheme and is not as vibrant. But  don't be afraid to try this when you're wanting a sophisticated but  cost-effective look.