Monochromatic Color Scheme

Monochromatic Color scheme is when you use only one hue family and its different tints, tones and shades.

This is my most favourite color combination, it create the sense of calmness and harmony. Let me show you a few examples of how I work with monochromatic color scheme:


In this image, I worked with the orange color only. You can see it in the apricots – where the apricots have the most saturated color in the entire scene.

The power of colours of other supporting elements is weaker, so they don’t take the attention from the main hero – dark brown desaturated wood, brighter desaturated hands, dark brown dry dates, and a brighter white paper, that I positioned below the cake, so it could help the main cake be more visible in the image. If I positioned the cake directly on the backdrop, it would melt into the scene and it would loose the importance.


In this example you can see the red color as the main colour in this image. White plate, bright backdrop and knife have more neutral color, so it doesn’t take attention from the red.

You might notice a bit of green color too, but here, it’s not very present, therefore I don’t count it as another color in this shot.


This is another image, where I worked with orange/brown color, but this time, I have included black & white white props and glass plates. White and black is a neutral colour, therefore it’s very versatile and works great with any other color. Glassware is the same – these are my most favourite props, as they don’t contain any colour, but they adapt to the environment.


The easiest way how to create monochromatic color scheme are macro shots.

Here, the main color is green and different shades and tins.

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