What is a monochromatic color scheme? Most people mistake monochromatic to mean one color because the word “mono” means single, alone, or one. However, monochromatic is really using the same base color in different shades, tints, and tones. Monochromatic color can create a specific mood based on the color you choose. Ex. white is equated with being clean and pure, so a white monochromatic color scheme conveys a crisp, fresh, and peaceful space. Using one base color is a great way to work with a color that you love and makes you happy. It can also make certain elements stand out, if you learn how to work with different color variations. Further, monochromatic color is simpler to work with, since you’re only using one dominant color and not worrying about figuring out what other colors go well together.