Monochromatic Color Scheme

Monochromatic colors are all the hues (tints, tones and shades) of a single color.

Mono-chromatic color schemes are derived from a single base color, and extended using its shades, tones and tints (that is, a color modified by the addition of black, gray and white). As a result, the energy is more subtle and peaceful due to a lack of color contrast.

This palette has the dark, medium and light values of a single color. It has no color depth, but it provides the contrast of dark, medium and light that’s important to good design.

This color scheme is probably the easiest to work with. It uses variations in value and intensity of only one color in your design, you could also incorporate some black, white or neutral colors or even metal such as silver, gold or copper accents to add interest and depth.

The following are examples of Monochromatic Color Schemes:


To add contrast and excitement to your designs when using all the same color (pink, for example) try using different types of stones, crystals, glass or natural material. In this example the bracelet is comprised of freshwater pearls, rose quartz, rhodonite, pink opal, and beautiful lampwork beads. While the beads are in the same color family, mixing the texture, shape and size makes this piece more interesting.





Free Form Peyote Bracelet in Greens by Bead Artist Sandy Caufield









Blue Caterpillar Bracelet by Claire from Bearly Beaded








Azure Skies by Laurie Hyatt







Multi strand amethyst, pearl and crystal bracelet by Gloria-Jean Browne







Multi strand carnelian, goldstone, peach moonstone, amber, sunstone and crystal bracelet by Gloria-Jean Browne.


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Being able to use colors consciously and harmoniously can help you create spectacular results when designing bead jewelry.



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