Modern Farmhouse and 3 Other Popular Designs
Traditional design enjoyed a long tenure as the most popular style. It’s a style that focuses on luxury and comfort and tends to lean to warmer colors, with cream and beige as its favorite neutrals.
Wood and metal are also key elements for traditional design. Usually in rich browns and warmer metals like copper and bronze, wood look and metal look tile is an excellent choice to achieve traditional style.
Granite countertops with heavy graining in brown tones are the hallmark of a traditional style kitchen or bathroom. Classic white marble is another way to go for lighter color schemes. Both offer luxury and enduring style for traditional designs.
Having today’s style doesn’t mean that ten years down the road, your design will feel dated. Contemporary style puts forward cutting-edge style while embracing timeless design principles that will keep it fresh for many years.
Contemporary design can be many things, but it’s generally clean-lined and geometric. Colors tend to stay very neutral, and gray is the favored base color. High contrast is often a hallmark of a contemporary design. Picture Scandinavian style and you’ll have a pretty good grasp of the general concept.
Designs that are contemporary lean toward smooth textures, airy-ness, and monochrome. Simplicity and the understated charm are the standards for contemporary design.
Transitional design happens at the crossroads of traditional and contemporary design. It blends elements from both into a unique style where personalized accents define the space.
Taupe and greige are favorite neutrals for transitional design. They are blends of gray and beige that easily straddle the fence between traditional and contemporary. Transitional often uses textures and shapes more liberally than either traditional or contemporary styles. Curvy lantern shapes and highly textured fabrics are building blocks of this style.
Pops of color are most at home in transitional design. Something bright or bold is welcomed. Even black accents here and there look great in transitional design. Keep transitional designs carefully harmonized or they can begin to look eclectic.