Hotels offer some of the best design inspiration, especially boutique hotels. The Hotel Mono in Singapore is a great example of this. Located in Singapore’s Chinatown and converted from six historic shop houses, Hotel Mono adopted a strict black and white color palette that makes it striking and unique and a must-see for travelers and design enthusiasts alike.
The hotel skillfully mixes modern elements with Rococco-era features original to the building. The result is a design full of compelling contrasts: black and white, old and new. Every room is unique but sticks to the modern black and white theme.
This hotel tour is full of inspiration on how to use a monochromatic color scheme in a way that is stylish and eye-catching.
Hotel Mono Tour
Right from the moment you walk up to Hotel Mono, its black and white color scheme is on full display with an amazing facade that instantly catches your eye.
In the foyer, everything is strictly minimalist but still feels creative thanks to the bold way in which the designers used contrast and shapes to create something visually compelling.
In one of the suites, black, white, and gray create a dynamic look with a striking combination of shades and textures, including a beautiful dark gray wood floor and black metal bars cutting through the ceiling to offer some interesting lines.
Though the bathroom is narrow, it feels large because of the long mirror and beautiful elements. The way the tile extends across the entire wall and into the shower, for example, lengthens the space while the white opens it up.
Black metal bars serve as geometric art on the stark white walls and is mimicked in the black throw over the bed and minimalist black desk and chair.
Another angle in the foyer shows the incredible use of shapes, color blocking, and textures. The shiny tile floor, for example, is set apart from the matte white walls.
Such a cool place!