A monochrome environment is a space in which most architectural elements are of a single color. Although it is common for architects to design black or white monochromatic spaces due to its neutrality, it is possible to use almost any color to design a space, taking advantage of their infinite tones, undertones, and shades. Choosing the right color composition for an environment can aid in executing design strategy, as we analyzed in the articles How Colors Change the Perception of Interior Spaces and How Color Affects Architecture. Exploring a series of constructed examples, today we will talk about three strategies through which color can make a difference: highlighting, unifying, and zoning. 1. Highlighting Designing with a single color in the kitchen is a useful strategy when looking to highlight the entire space or any of its elements in particular. Through this means, it is possible to contrast the color with household appliances, accentuate special coatings, or emphasize objects, utensils, and accessories.
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