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100 Monochromatic Design Items

From Gradient Classrooms to Shaded Editorials

— July 18, 2016 — Art & Design
Monochromatic design is simply the use of one color in varying shades. Minimalism has gained traction in many industries, including fashion and architecture, but the concept has also become evident in social media, packaging and photography.

The pleasing aesthetic is simple but incredibly effectual. Muted color palettes brings the focus onto specific objects and elements within the design. Artist Fabian Burgy is known for his monochromatic art installations. He uses shades of black, white and gray to create optical illusions that confuse and excite its audience.

Yet, monochromatic design can also be created with vibrant colors and its impact is completely different. Instead of bringing the focus to one specific area, the attention is now on the full item. Voyage's packaging for its sparkling wine is shades of bright colors, like magenta, which draws consumers focus onto the entire bottle. The packaging is cohesive but evokes strong emotions and makes the bottle pop-out when lined up against competitor products.

Minimalism in design comes off as contemporary and modern. When looking to grab attention and stay relevant, brands should consider utilizing monochromatic designs.
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Monochrome Church Facades
Monochrome Church Facades
JR's Inside Out Project Now Includes a Mural-Covered Church
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Synthetic Marble Photography
Synthetic Marble Photography
Artist Hamish Robertson Captures Abstract Modern Imagery
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98
Sorrowful Animal Graffiti
Sorrowful Animal Graffiti
Faith47's Cape Town and London Street Art is Extremely Emotive
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97
Monochromatic Culinary Palettes
Monochromatic Culinary Palettes
Monochrome by Emilie Guelpa is Deliciously Minimalist
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96
Minty Monochrome Sneakers
Minty Monochrome Sneakers
The New Balance 580 Elite Mint Features One Crisp, All-Over Color
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95
Monochromatic Animal Rugs
Monochromatic Animal Rugs
Petek Design's Cat Carpet is a Playful and Modern Accent Piece
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94
Monochromatic Neon Editorials
Monochromatic Neon Editorials
The Marie Claire Brazil July 2014 Issue Stars Regina Krilow
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93
Exotic Desert Lookbooks
Exotic Desert Lookbooks
The Crescioni Spring 2015 Catalogue is Set Among the Desert
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92
Cityscape Trophies
Cityscape Trophies
Sagmeister & Walsh Created Award Trophies Emulating NYC Buildings
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91
Marble Manicure Tutorials
Marble Manicure Tutorials
Love Aesthetics Blog Shows Fans an Easy Nail Art DIY Project
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Sleek Monochrome Residences
Sleek Monochrome Residences
This Singapore Apartment Boasts a Stark and Industrial Aesthetic
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89
Poignant Graphite Portraits
Poignant Graphite Portraits
Joel Daniel Phillips Creates Realistic Illustrations of the Homeless
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88
Monochromatic Karate Editorials
Monochromatic Karate Editorials
Binx Walton and Several Other Models Kick it Up For Love Magazine
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87
Designer Marble Surfboards
Designer Marble Surfboards
These Alexander Wang Unique Surfboards are Luxurious Beach Gear Items
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86
Monochrome Classroom Interiors
Monochrome Classroom Interiors
This Branding and Interior Design Overhaul Was Done by Masquespacio
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Monochromatic Interior Designs
Monochromatic Interior Designs
Project Plzen by OOOOX Boasts Only Black and White with Some Wood
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Monochrome Athletic Shoes
Monochrome Athletic Shoes
Nike Air Max Shoes are Getting a New Edition with the BW Iron Ore Color
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83
Double-Sided Vodka Bottles
Double-Sided Vodka Bottles
The Oss Craft Distillery Packaging Focuses on Scandinavia
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82
Monochromatic Menswear Lines
Monochromatic Menswear Lines
This Basic Clothing for Men Focuses on Gray and Subtle Patterns
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Minimalist Car Brand Illustrations
Minimalist Car Brand Illustrations
Studio NOMO's Branded Posters Will Appeal to Serious Car Buffs
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Sharp Minimalism Retailers
Sharp Minimalism Retailers
Hedi Slimane's Saint Laurent Flagship Boasts the Designer's Aesthetic
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Monochromatic Coven-Like Fashion
Monochromatic Coven-Like Fashion
The Veronique Branquinho Resort Collection is Cryptic and Chic
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Symbolic Jailbird Branding
Symbolic Jailbird Branding
Prison Product Packaging Reaches Out to Ex-Cons Pursuing Betterment
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Mundane Object Masterpieces
Mundane Object Masterpieces
Augusto Esquivel's Button Portraits are Inspired by Iconic Celebrities
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Hand-Dipped Monochromatic Dishes
Hand-Dipped Monochromatic Dishes
This Modern Collection Features Black and White Enamel Tableware
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75
Two-Dimensional Faux Taxidermy
Two-Dimensional Faux Taxidermy
These Woodcut Sculptures by Nic Annette Miller Celebrate Wildlife
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Markedly Monochromatic Editorials
Markedly Monochromatic Editorials
The Vogue Spain Vanessa Axente Photoshoot Dispalys Black Apparel
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Layered Rectangular Architecture
Layered Rectangular Architecture
The Villa Criss-Cross Envelope by OFIS Embraces Simplicity
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Fragmented Wood Photography
Fragmented Wood Photography
Photocarver's Tactile Wood Photos Feature Striped and Dotted Strokes
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Monochromatic Steel Boutiques
Monochromatic Steel Boutiques
The OSKA Store in Sydney Was Designed by INK interior architects
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Hip Monochromatic Bars
Hip Monochromatic Bars
Bulmers' Black and White Bar is Completely Devoid of Color
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Monochromatic Juice Branding
Monochromatic Juice Branding
These Sparkling Juices are the Perfect Summer Drink
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68
Vanguard Bandit Runways
Vanguard Bandit Runways
The Angelos Frentzos Spring/Summer 2015 Collection is Elegantly Urban
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67
Opulent Monochrome Menswear
Opulent Monochrome Menswear
Emporio Armani Spring/Summer 2015
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Modernist Cottage Decor
Modernist Cottage Decor
Merkled Studio's Woven Patio Furniture Works Indoors and Outside
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Pretty Polka-Dot Packaging
Pretty Polka-Dot Packaging
Dilo Bonito Gifts are Delivered with Patterns of Monochromatic Spots
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Muted Monochromatic Fashion Campaigns
Muted Monochromatic Fashion Campaigns
The Edun Fall/Winter 2014/2015 Advertisements Ditch Color
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Monochromatic Minimalst Watches
Monochromatic Minimalst Watches
The Crossover GRAY Timepiece Model Uses Color to Tell Time
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Momochromatic Street Portraits
Momochromatic Street Portraits
This Street Artist Designs Imposing Photorealistic Paintings
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Monochromatic Urban Menswear
Monochromatic Urban Menswear
The Latest SKINGRAFT Collection Marries Aesthetics with Practicality
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Scarlet Beauty Editorials
Scarlet Beauty Editorials
The Volt Magazine February 2014 Photoshoot Stars Tessa Antifave
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Hand-Painted Cartoon Surfboards
Hand-Painted Cartoon Surfboards
This Jeremy Fish Surfboard is Mixing Surfing with Modern Art
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Film-Inspired Athletic Editorials
Film-Inspired Athletic Editorials
These Champion Clothing Photos Imagines Harley Quinn as Its Muse
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Macho Monochromatic Beer Coasters
Macho Monochromatic Beer Coasters
These Illustrated Beer Coasters Aid in Bro-Bonding
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Monochromatic Sushi Branding
Monochromatic Sushi Branding
The TEMARI Sushi Boutique in Warsaw is Sleek and Minimalist
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Refined Monochromatic Fashion
Refined Monochromatic Fashion
The Glamourai's Marfa/Miami/Mykonos Editorial is Effortlessly Cool
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Ice Queen Couture
Ice Queen Couture
The Gareth Pugh Fall 2014 Styles Look Post-Apocalyptic
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Monochromatic Minimalist Residences
Monochromatic Minimalist Residences
The D58 House Offers an Understated Elegance
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Typographic Art Calendars
Typographic Art Calendars
This 2015 Illustrated Calendar Design is Understated and Delicate
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Mirrored Monochromatic Landscapes
Mirrored Monochromatic Landscapes
Mathieu Piranda Rorschach Test Photography Explores Symmetry
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Book Art Necklaces
Book Art Necklaces
This Crafty Accessory is Made from Recycled Book Pages
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Monochromatic Underwater Photography
Monochromatic Underwater Photography
This Series Captures the Beauty of Children Playing in Water
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Surrealist Pencil Portraits
Surrealist Pencil Portraits
These Stefan Zsaitsits Art Pieces Boast Illusionary Graphics
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Sporty Monochromatic Fashion
Sporty Monochromatic Fashion
Blake Davenport Captures Jaq Bueno Exclusively for Fashion Gone Rogue
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Green-Accented Fashion Ads
Green-Accented Fashion Ads
The Giorgio Armani Fall 2014 Ad Campaign Stars Marikka Juhler
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Perceptive Alcohol Branding
Perceptive Alcohol Branding
This Viejo Indecente Packaging Embodies a Mysterious Aesthetic
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Monochromatic Art Installations
Monochromatic Art Installations
Fabian Burgy is a Master of Minimalist Optical Illusions
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Monochromatic Polish Apartments
Monochromatic Polish Apartments
This Contemporary Dwelling Design Hinges on Simplicity
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Monochromatic Warehouse Campaigns
Monochromatic Warehouse Campaigns
The Neil Barrett Fall/Winter Collection is Contemporary
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Couture Countryside Editorials
Couture Countryside Editorials
Elle Men Hong Kong's Country Road Fashion Story is Luxe and Edgy
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Eccentric Monochrome Attire
Eccentric Monochrome Attire
Kasia Holopiak Captures the Design Scene Nika Exclusive
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Monochromatic Metal Bicycles
Monochromatic Metal Bicycles
These Luxurious SikSilk Bike Designs are a Limited Edition Product
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Geometric Origami Carryalls
Geometric Origami Carryalls
Finell's Rae Shoulder Bag is a Sculptural Purse that Makes a Statement
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Cloud-Resembling Sofas
Cloud-Resembling Sofas
Constance Guisset Invents the Nubilo Sofa
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Monochromatic Playing Cards
Monochromatic Playing Cards
MollaSpace's Black Playing Card Set is Luxe and Elegant
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Monochromatic Sichuan Eateries
Monochromatic Sichuan Eateries
This Shanghai Restaurant Serves Up Sichuan Dishes in a Modern Space
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Chromatic Menswear Editorials
Chromatic Menswear Editorials
Saybyuk Sheen's Latest Project Highlights Blue and White Tones
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Striking Monochromatic Editorials
Striking Monochromatic Editorials
Hilary Rhoda Stars in Glamour Magazine's December Issue
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Monochromatic Ink Illustrations
Monochromatic Ink Illustrations
These Ink Blot Paintings Appear Almost Lifelike
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Monochromatic Landscape Art
Monochromatic Landscape Art
Climate Vortex Sutra by Photographer David Benjamin Sherry is Vibrant
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Sparkle-Infused Photo Manipulations
Sparkle-Infused Photo Manipulations
Pampeliska by Nadia Wicker Captures Visually Striking Imagery
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Illusionary Op Art Advertorials
Illusionary Op Art Advertorials
Laetitia Hotte Neon Series Highlights Kenzo's Latest Collection
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Color Matching Food Photography
Color Matching Food Photography
Monochrome Breakfast by Fabienne Plangger Focuses on Toxic Bread
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Dark Icelandic Photography
Dark Icelandic Photography
The Andy Lee Blue Iceland Images Reveal Dramatic Underlit Landscapes
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Contemporary Farmhouse Renovations
Contemporary Farmhouse Renovations
Gert Wingårdh's Remodeled Country Home is Rustically Modern
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Jungle Explorer Apparel
Jungle Explorer Apparel
This Thom Browne Fall Collection Boasts Eccentrically Elegant Menswear
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Monochromatic Food Photography
Monochromatic Food Photography
Isabella Vacchi Focuses on a Single Color for Each Still Life Scene
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Ghostly Footwear Marketing
Ghostly Footwear Marketing
The Latest Camper Ad Campaign Celebrates Alternative Beauty
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Perception-Altering Animal Art
Perception-Altering Animal Art
These Andrea Minini Art Pieces Boast Intricate Moiré Patterns
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Cozy Monochrome Couture
Cozy Monochrome Couture
The Represent 2015 Fall/Winter "STORM" Lookbook is Ahead of the Curve
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Morbid Romance Runways
Morbid Romance Runways
The Igor Dadona Spring/Summer 2015 Collection Explores a Theme of Love
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Hybrid Human Architecture Portraits
Hybrid Human Architecture Portraits
Paleari Combines Iconic Buildings with Silhouettes of People
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Masked Taxidermy Apparel
Masked Taxidermy Apparel
The Latest Gareth Pugh Collection Boast Artfully Conceptual Fashions
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Artistic Tea Packaging
Artistic Tea Packaging
William Whistle's Branding Boasts Illustrated Design Elements
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Chic Monochrome Mayan Packaging
Chic Monochrome Mayan Packaging
The Xoclad Branding Identity is Fabulous and Chic
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Monochromatic Sneakers
Monochromatic Sneakers
The Nike WMNS Air Max 1 Ultra Moire Black Boasts a Toned-Down Colorway
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Modern Monochrome Editorials
Modern Monochrome Editorials
Elle Sweden's Lameka Fox Feature Highlights Sleek Wardrobe Picks
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Minimalist Monochrome Watches
Minimalist Monochrome Watches
These Greyhours Watches Make for a Sleek Father's Day Gift
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Statuesque Model Portraits
Statuesque Model Portraits
Jack Bradshaw Stars in F****** Young Online's 'Discipline' Feature
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Stunningly Patterned Design Photography
Stunningly Patterned Design Photography
Design Duo JUCO Blends Models with Hand Painted Walls
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Serpentine Monochromatic Tattoos
Serpentine Monochromatic Tattoos
These Freehand Snake Tattoo Designs Use White Ink Perfectly
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Op Art Sneaker Ads
Op Art Sneaker Ads
Alex Trochut's Footlocker Ads Celebrate the Retailer's Branding
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Topographic Motif Menswear
Topographic Motif Menswear
The Harvey Nichols x ADYN Capsule Collection is Edgy and Athletic
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Nautical Sinful Spirit Packaging
Nautical Sinful Spirit Packaging
This Creative Packaging for a New Kate Hudnott Spirit is Eclectic
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Art Deco Marble Accessories
Art Deco Marble Accessories
Etsy's Marble Costume Jewelry Marries Vintage and Modern Elements
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Monochromatic Boxing Centers
Monochromatic Boxing Centers
This Moody Design-Focused Boxing Gym Resembles a Nightclub
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Minimalist Monochromatic Luggage
Minimalist Monochromatic Luggage
The HAERFEST Collection F is Abstract Art-Inspired
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Monochromatic Eatery Interiors
Monochromatic Eatery Interiors
The Eat Rice & Noodle Restaurant Uses One Color for Decoration
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Historically Futuristic Fashions
Historically Futuristic Fashions
This Is Not Clothing's Collection III Boasts Graphic Streetwear
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Desexualized Body Portraits
Desexualized Body Portraits
Lovis Osternrik's Photo Series Features Contorted Human Bodies
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