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DGLA TRENDS: MONOCHROMATIC SPACES

by | Mar 12, 2020 | News | 0 comments

If you have had any exposure to some of the trends in 2020, you would’ve probably noticed that monochromatic spaces are currently dominating the narrative of interior design. Likewise, in Design Group Latinamerica, this trend plays a protagonical role in the brand’s DNA; being a viable strategy which has been implemented throughout the years to perfectly proportionate the spaces and nourish the environments with a visual equilibrium.

Keeping this in mind, the DGLA team compiled the fundamental guidelines for the configuration of a harmonious monochromatic design.

Select tones and color hues

When we talk about the monochromatic style, we must understand that despite its literal definition of “one color”, in interior design it’s refined to create a habitable space rich in scope. This means that when developing a monochromatic layout, it is crucial to determine which tones, shadows and color hues are to be selected, so as to not create a monotone or oppressive space.

In DGLA we aim for smoky greys, indigo blues and dark browns due to their ability to project elegance and sophistication, without taking into account our characteristic neutral tones which play an important role in adding character and scale.

Residential project Casa Sakan, Valencia, Venezuela.

Highlight the contrast

When developing an interior monochrome, it is important to consider the addition of a complement with a contrasting color, seeing as it adds a visual stimulus to the room and provides an energizing factor to the simplified layout. “ There is no ideal formula nor a perfect space, therefore the monochromatic appearance shouldn’t strictly be one color,” remarks Ario Casarin, DGLA’s Creative Director.

This means that, above all, it is fundamental to remember that a room must be laden with personality; one of the fundamental objectives at the moment of developing a space for our clients.

Residential project Casa I, Panama.

Apply textures and patterns

The most attractive strategy for completing your design is the addition of textures and imprints. Our perception of a surface is influenced by texture, which means that juxtaposing rugged and smooth surfaces of the same color provides character and visual depth to a space.

Additionally, monochromatic imprints can also add an attractive quality to a space. A wallpaper that contains the same ensemble of colors can add depth to the palette, fulfilling the space’s final objective without succumbing to an overbearing monotone. We recommend that when employing this strategy, you must use moderation in order to achieve a minimalist and harmonious aesthetic.

Residential project Fortaleza Creole, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Residential project Novo 92, Apto 702, Bogotá, Colombia.

It’s not just about color

One common iteration of this trend that is commonly used in DGLA’s designs is the usage of a layout with monochromatic materials. The tiling can also be used to command a space in an innovative manner: the rough textures provide a sense of intimacy while the softer textures produce an elegant and sophisticated style. Details such as these keep a visual engagement, preventing the pitfalls of a lack of visual depth and monotony.

In DGLA, we employ this strategy by considering that when adding texture to a room, we must consider the visual weight of each element in order to create an attractive and balanced design; alternating between heavy and light compositions to add a visual depth without allowing the material’s character to dominate the space.

Residential project Novo 92, Apto 702, Bogotá, Colombia.
Residential project Fortaleza Loft, Maracaibo, Venezuela.

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