Do you dream of a colorful bedroom? Thanks to architect Jess Thomas we do. Her Brooklyn townhouse is filled with a lot of good ideas—see our post, the Sentimental Minimalist—but it was her pale pink-on-pink guest room that really piqued our interest. As her place demonstrates, a monochrome bedroom telegraphs an inviting completeness and calmness. The trick to achieving the look? Use serene colors and avoid monotony by introducing a range of hues and textures: the goal is a tone-on-tone, single-color space that’s both nuanced and restful.

Above: A guest room submersed in gray at La Granja, a boutique farm hotel set in a 16th-century finca in Ibiza, Spain. The house was transformed into a hotel by Dreimeta design studio of Augsburg, Germany. Explore the interior on Remodelista and the setting on Gardenista.

all gray tone on tone bedroom with homeaddress co quilt. 1 Above: A tone-on-tone setting with a dark gray washed [product id=”989715″]Cotton Quilt[/product] from UK company Home Address.farrow & ball study in cornforth white and all white. 2 Above: A study set up for napping is painted in Farrow & Ball [product id=”620056″]Cornforth White[/product] and [product id=”611395″]All White[/product].pale pink bedroom in brooklyn by architect jess thomas. kate sears photo. 3 Above: Brooklyn architect Jess Thomas of Shapeless Studio enveloped the guest room in her Bed Stuy townhouse in pink. The walls are Benjamin Moore [product id=”985750″]Odessa Pink[/product] matched with a [product id=”985751″]Blush Linen Duvet[/product] and [product id=”985752″]Blush Pillowcases with Piping[/product] from new bedding line Two Dawson. Photograph by Kate Sears and styling by Kate S. Jordan.the monochrome bedroom: deep green bedroom by swedish interior stylist pella he 4 Above: Swedish interior stylist Pella Hedeby created this moody olive bedroom for Elle Decoration Sweden. “The grayish-green wall color is Dark Paris from Nordsjö and the [product id=”989716″]Stonewashed Cotton Bed Set[/product] is from Artilleriet,” she tells us. Photograph by Ragnar Omarsson.

the monochrome bedroom: all blue room by swedish interior stylist anna marseliu 5 Above: A true blue room by Swedish interior stylist Anna Marselius. Photograph by Karl Andersson.
navy blue bedroom with cultiver linen bedding, dulux juvenile navy paint. 6 Above: French doors and greenery in a navy bedroom with bedding from Cultiver of Australia: a [product id=”989719″]Linen Duvet Covers[/product] and [product id=”989717″]Set of Two Linen Euro Pillowcases[/product] with a dark border.
la granja, a design resort in ibiza 7 Above: Another dreamy guest room at La Granja in Ibiza, Spain. The tiled floors and moody palette were selected to help keep the bedrooms cool.
a gender neutral black bedroom by pella hedeby. kristofer johnsson photo. 8 Above: An open closet in a shades of black room by Pella Hedeby. Photograph by Kristofer Johnsson.
going dark: an all black bedroom by ikea. 9 Above: Black walls and midnight bedding in an inventive setup from Ikea Denmark: The paneled wall is created from kitchen cabinet doors similar to Ikea US’s Undredal door; $120. The linen duvet cover and pillowcase set is the Puderviva; $79.99 for the full/queen size (it’s shown in dark gray). A Bekväm stepladder; $39.99, is used as the bedside table, and the sconce is the Arod, a since discontinued Ikea design.

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