By Elly Leavitt

Published on April 10, 2018

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Photography by Ferm Living

One fashion trend we’re in favor of stealing from the runways? Tonal blocking—think of it as a deconstructed take on the classic ombre effect. Maybe it’s monochrome for the commitment-phobe, but this colorful trend is definitely one we can get behind. If you’re not a fan of busy patterns or layering styles, it allows you to work with varying shades of a single hue, doubling as an easy way to make a statement in your space. 

If you’re feeling the same way, here are some of our favorite rooms, which have mastered tone-on-tone decorating, to get you inspired. Your spring refresh just got a lot brighter.

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Photography by H&M

If you’re not entirely sold on tonal blocking, dip your toe into the trend by taking a slightly more pared-down route. While the base of this room is predominantly neutral, pops of various shades of pink liven it up and add interest to the whitewashed space. How gorgeous is the color combo of the rusty orange and crisp white?

Get the look:

H&M Patterned Cushion Cover + West Elm Flax Linen Throw Blanket + Article Matrix Chair in “Claret Red” 

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Photography by Ragnar Omarsson | Styling by Pella Hedeby 

Start small by going tonal with your bedding: Layer sheets, blankets, and pillowcases in varying shades of green to add depth to your bedroom. It’s easy to add small decorative touches like a plant—conveniently green!—and smaller nightstand accents. We love the two-tone paint in this room, which breaks up the otherwise singular-hued space with a bright white.

Get the look:

Benjamin Moore “Salamander” + Flaneur sheets in “Ambrosia” + Plantshed Dracaena Mona Lisa

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Photography by Neptune

For a more sophisticated way to incorporate saturated into your homes, take note of this living room. Outfitted in a rich velvet fabric from Neptune, the main furniture pieces are statement-worthy in their own right. Pairing them with a deep berry wall color and cozy throw pillows, in various shades, elevates them even more.

Get the look:

Neptune Isla Velvet + Farrow & Ball “Radicchio” + West Elm Brushed Heathered Cotton Pillow Cover

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Photography by Jonas Ingerstedt

Scandinavian minimalism takes a turn for the colorful in this Swedish home. The dedication to green-washing every corner of this living room is seriously inspirational: From the chair to the plant pots to the rug, the space is fresh, playful, and strictly decked in a spectrum of greens.

Get the look:

Sherwin-Williams “Vegan” + Ikea Gladom Tray Table +  Modshop Stockholm Sofa

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Photography by Anna Malmberg for Ikea

Not only will painting your home blue increase its value, but the calming hue is particularly great to use in the bedroom to create an instantly relaxing environment. Pull out blue accents for your bedroom while keeping your walls a basic white for a lower-lift refresh that still manages to pack in a punch. In this room, layering colors as well as textures makes for a cozy space we want to spend all day in.

Get the look: 

Annie Selke Stripe Indigo Duvet Cover Etsy Navy Sheepskin Rug + Target Desk Task Lamp  

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Photography by Ferm Living

Pinks and purples blend in this minimalist space, proving that color doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Start with a pale pink base for the walls and add some edge by painting the ceilings a darker shade the errs towards the deep burgundy. Finish off with accents that tie in both colors for a room that looks polished and eclectic at the same time.

Get the look:

Ferm Living Kelim Rug + Farrow & Ball “Cinder Rose” + Benjamin Moore “Parisian Red” + Ferm Living Round Pouf

See more color trends:

Instagram Accounts That Will Inspire You to Live Colorfully
A Fresh Take on Spring Pastels
The Unexpected Color Combo We’re Loving for Spring

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