Get the Look: How to achieve a monochrome motif that isn’t boring

The danger with monochrome motifs is the tendency to veer into one-dimensional territory – where everything, when put together, end up falling flat, regardless of your original vision. The trick is to vary up the shades and incorporate lighter as well as darker versions of your preferred hues. In the case of black and white, greys will always do, and the occasional presence of a contrasting colour will always add depth. Here, we gather some pieces to inspire your approach to achieving arresting monochrome interiors.

Mineheart’s King Edison Ghost pendant lamp

A.Style, $5,500

Marset’s Copérnica lamp

DesignLink, $9,900

Present Time’s Cactus coffee cup holder

Pioneer Lifestyle, price upon request

Menu’s Synnes chair

House for Goodies, from $3,990

Bitossi Ceramiche’s Alzata grande bowl

Lane Crawford, $4,400

Grey vase

BoConcept, $259

Merve Kahraman’s Jasmine Pizza Monochrome

A.Style, $29,000

The Fabrick Lab’s Geometric Stripe cushion

Lane Crawford, $1,280