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Monochrome Staircases

In today’s society, colour trends within interior design are constantly evolving, in the past several key trends have emerged from bright vivid colours, pretty pastels to muted neutrals, each bringing its own unique aesthetic and mood to spaces. Choosing a style for your home is a crucial step in the design process that sets the tone for the entire space and can often be tedious and overwhelming process due to the number of options available.

The Rise of Monochrome Staircases

In recent years, research has shown a shift in homeowner preferences. Many are now favouring contemporary designs over the more traditional, where variations of a single colour can create a cohesive, sophisticated look. This approach can be striking with monochrome interiors creating a sleek, modern aesthetic and can make a space feel more expansive and unified. By varying textures and finishes within the same colour family, designers can add depth and interest without the need for multiple colourways.

The monochrome staircase is at the forefront of this trend, offering a bold, stylish alternative to more conventional styles such as dark oak or glass staircase. A monochrome staircase, with its stark contrast between black and white, embodies modern elegance. The clean lines and minimalist aesthetic create a striking visual centrepiece in any home. Whether it's a glass staircase with black accents or a white staircase with black railings, the monochrome look is both sophisticated and versatile.

Creating your Monochrome Look

This classic colour scheme offers versatility and sophistication, making it a favourite among homeowners seeking a modern aesthetic. Whether you're remodelling an existing staircase or planning a new build, Richard Burbidge can help you achieve the perfect monochrome staircase design in a few simple steps.

Paint-Ready Rails

Begin with the foundation of your staircase by opting for either a pine or PaintReady rails.  Our PaintReady stairparts arrive ready for fitting, with no sanding, filling, or priming needed, they feature a range of timber stair parts pre-finished in an ultra-smooth, eco-friendly, water-based primer, ready to be painted on arrival and perfectly set the stage for the following contrasting elements: 

Black Metal Balusters

For a sleek and contemporary look, consider installing black metal balusters. These slender vertical supports provide a contrast against white handrails, creating a striking visual that guides the eye upward.

Painted Balusters and Rails

Alternatively, the same eye-catching look can be achieved by flipping the contrast, by painting the balusters white, while keeping the rails black. This reverse approach still achieves the monochrome effect while allowing for variation in how the contrast is expressed.

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