Layering tones and shades creates rich interiors in any singular palette.

The New Monochromatic

Layering tints and shades for that tone-on-tone look creates rich interiors in any singular colour palette—from saturated and sumptuous jewel tones to dusty pastels and greys. Here are three designers who are doing it right.

Designer Inspo

“Colour palettes are moving toward soft pastels with poignant hits of jewel tones—like emerald, amethyst or ruby.”—Kelly Deck, Kelly Deck Design, VancouverIn this living room, Reena Sotropa layers deep and vibrant sapphire jewel tones throughout, which makes the brass-and-marble Jonathan Adler coffee table pop.Even bold colours like pink operate as neutrals in more subdued, dusty tones, like in this serene bedroom from Medina Design House.From the dusty silver greens to the delicate tonal variations from floor to wall to coffee table—this Kelly Deck Design space shows grey isn’t going anywhere.

Get the Look: Warmed Up Greys

Grey and its counterpart “greige” are holding strong, but designers are now heating up these cool looks by incorporating heritage red brick, rich wood floors and wood furniture, and warm metals like copper, gold and brass. Stanley suspension pendants in hammered copper, brass and plated nickel (from $830),

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