March 20, 2013


Monochrome describes paintings, drawings, design, or photographs in one color or shades of one color i.e. a monochromatic object or image has colors in shades of limited colors or hues.

Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base hue, and extended using its shades, tones and tints (that is, a hue modified by the addition of black, gray (black + white) and white.

For a better understanding I have a couple of projects that I have done before...

Many may or may not confirm this as a monochromatic door hanger..reasons being the project does not use any color other than Pink, purple and white....but to be more specific this project does not confirm the criteria of monochromatic! Simple reason that it does not use neutrals or blacks and greys to support the base hue (in this case pink) but takes the help of a separate color (in this case purple)

Check another example:

 This project is monochromatic for the simple reason that it uses shades of orange and the other colors to support it are whites, off whites and other color at all.

Another example:

The above project is only about shades of blue, white and greys and confirms more as a monochromatic than the orange tag!

Now lets see some more projects (picked from pinterest, google etc )

I hope now the term Monochromatic is more clearer ....and now we have a few color tones you can use in your envie mini album!

Hoping that the color tone posts are helping you all make up your mind on how you want to construct your mini album in terms of colors or hues.....though Bright and Bold is a pretty clear and common term...we shall do a small post on that too...maybe just have a few unique color palettes to help you plan your mini album :)

Enjoy the swap!!!


Sindhu said...

Once again, an awesome post. Thanks a lot..

asmita said...

wow you people started very informative post like them. thanx

Nan said...

Very informative post. Thanx Saumya and Swap Central.

Shalu said...

very informative...thanxx for sharing.

Jovi said...

thanks for sharing ... lots of different pointers which normally dont come in my scheme of thought... in this and the vintage post both.

Sunehra Koshy said...

Hey Saumya and the other Gossip Girls, thanks for this. Although we all kind of think we kind of know what we think we know what monochromatic is - a post like this helps us know for sure if what we think we know ... etc etc - thanks a lot! :)