There’s a specific way to pull of a monochrome look. Each pieces needs to be close enough in color yet distinguishably different from each other. If they are too similar, you’re going to look like a 5-year old in a matching outfit on their way to their first day of kindergarten. No one has time for that. I went with a grey motif because I. love. grey. I love grey! (Said in an Oprah voice). The scale went from light on top to dark on the bottom. I love that balance. It brings a nice even gradient to the look.