Simplicity at its finest is what I think of the term Monochromatic. Monochromatic is a color theory that only uses one color and its different shades, hues, and tints. One color?? I know some of you readers out there might think that is one crazy theory! While some may argue that a design with one color could be too boring or too pain we have to disagree! Coming from color and pattern gurus like us, we definitely love seeing some tone on tone action!

We have seen many ways to do the monochromatic look on the runway. Designers like Chanel and Michael Kors have used this color theory in many recent designs. We love how different hues of a color can create such a high end sophisticated look.

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Monochromatic can also be done within your home as well. By using either a bold color or neutral color palette this look remains to be intriguing. This design concept definitely has that more modern clean feel that we all have loving lately! Whether the design is in your wardrobe, a room in your house or the table scape for you next event we are loving seeing all these different views of monochromatic!

Monochromatic On the Table

There are many ways to tackle a monochromatic design. Our Nuovo collection is the perfect place to start! This is a poly-cotton fabric that is spun more like a cotton so it has that upscale feel to it. Our Nuovo Collection has 47 different colors to choose from and comes in 13 different sizes! Due to its matte finish and aray of sizes and colors, this is the perfect collection to layer pieces to create a monochromatic design!

Photography: Mary Jessica Photography

Nuovo Champagne is one of our most popular neutral color in this collection. This color looks very luxurious in any design due to its pink undertones. It creates that classic – traditional look while also having a modern twist. It is such a great color to play with when it comes to layering on the table.

Photography: Anna Delores Photography

Monochromatic also looks absolutely stunning when playing with whites and ivories. Our Nuovo Ivory is also super popular when creating that clean crisp look. To achieve this look pair our Nuovo Ivory napkin and our Nuovo Ivory table cloth with a white plate and white florals and voila! You have created a gorgeous monochromatic table scape!

Photography: Jenny Smith + Co

Feeling like you want to be bold with some color? Try our Nouvo Light Blue! While it is a soft pale blue color it definitely will still create that bold monochromatic look. Hues of blues are always so pretty when mixing together and adds some sophistication.

There are so many ways to tackle this design look! Whether you want more of a neutral or a bold color; achieving this monochromatic look can be simple. It really can be all about layering this color and playing with the different hues. So pick a color and let that be your inspo!

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We all know that the Pantone color of the year is ultra violet. If you didn’t know, where have you been?! We get so excited at the end of each year with all the speculations about the next year’s “it” color. And it’s so fun to watch the flood of images and ideas that come once the color is announced. A hit-you-in-the-face kind of color, ultra violet is quite a statement. While we aren’t the biggest fans of purple, generally speaking, we’re taking a fresh look at this bold color. After a quick Pinterest search (our favorite inspiration station), we’ve found some amazing color combinations with this over the top color that have us thinking twice about purple in general.

Ultra Violet Color Combinations

A purse is always a great accessory, whether you love a classic neutral or a statement satchel. We found two bags that have us pumped on ultra violet. Spotted on Pinterest, this woven bag by AAKS becomes even more eye catching atop the vibrant purple background. And the blog Atlantic//Pacific has us literally swooning over this purple and orange combo.

Paired with this purple inspo we have two tablescapes that mirror these same design ideas. The perfect ultra violet backdrop for a table in our Dupionique Iridescence Grape, Renee Elise Luxury Events and McCune Photography created an absolutely stunning set up complete with hanging wysteria. Because everything is a little bit better with a #floralchandelier, right? To mirror the purple and orange combo, we have our Velvet Tamarind with Velvet Lilac napkins from AZ Petal Pusher and Elyse Hall Photography. So killer!

On a lighter note, lilac is like the favorite sister of ultra violet. Keeping it all in the family 🙂 Soft and feminine but still with an edge, lilac can be just as impactful as a leading lady. We used our Velvet Lilac table runners and napkins and paired them with the romantic texture of our Aurora Mauve table runner to create a lovely lilac dream for the 2017 Cream SF event. Inspo by way of our lilac queen (all hail lilac!) and a purple room you just want to sink your teeth into. Loving the combination of lilac, peach and dusty rose. To see more about dusty rose, check out our blog post here.

Maximum Impact: Ultra Violet (or Lilac) with Red

Much like our orange and purple color combination above, this next color story is just as stunning. Add a pop of bright red to ultra violet (or lilac) and you are sure to “wow” with this high contrast duo. Oozing elegance, White Lilac Inc has our hearts aflutter with our Savannah Orchid, those #floralchandliers, ghost chairs, crystal chandeliers and the oh-so-good pop of red. Thank you to Michelle Mosqueda for this stunning photo!

Not to be outdone by her sister ultra violet, lilac comes in to steal the scene with our Velvet Lilac table runner and Tuscany Red Oak napkins from a wedding by Lovelyfest in San Luis Obispo. Want to see more? Head over to Style Me Pretty to see all the amazing details from this wedding captured by Kelsea Holder Photography.

Our high contrast print with ultra violet, red and black was found via Pinterest. We love the added depth of the black and how it makes the red and ultra violet pop even more. Are you a fan of this color story? Try our Velvet Onyx, Velvet Red and Topaz Grape.

The moral of the story is…purple, you’re okay great! Sorry we didn’t see it sooner 🙂

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