Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Using a Colour Wheel part 4 - Monotone colours

Welcome back OTR friends. Fiona here with you again with my fourth installment of how to use a colour wheel when designing your projects. this time around, I'll introduce you to a very popular colour scheme, "Monotone" other wise known as "Monochromatic".

This is when you choose a main colour and you stick to it only varying the tint, tone and hues of the colour. So basically if you choose pink as your main colour, then you would combine light pink, dark pink and maybe crimson to your palette.

Monochromatic colour schemes are derived from a single base hue and then extended using all of it's different shades. Tones (adding darker colour such as black) and tints (adding lighter colours such as white) are used to achieve this. According to the specialists, monochromatic colour schemes provide opportunities to communicate a sense of visual cohesion.

Monochromatic colour schemes create a very compatible colour match. A very soothing and balanced design, pleasing to the eye.

This is what I created using a "Monochromatic" colour scheme.

A little canvas using Water colour Inks, Gesso, stencils and modelling paste and lots of little flowers and embellishments.

Some close ups.

Using a "Monochromatic" colour schemes is very simple and makes any project look amazing.
I hope you give it a go. We'd love to see what you make. you can share it with us on our Facebook page.

Until next time.

Fiona xx


  1. Ooooh! I saw this over at yours.....but I just SPIED A looks so neat & pretty sitting down there:):):)!!!! LOOOVE your mono page:)

  2. It's very beautiful. I never did a monochomatic page. I may try it. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe