Transitional style is a merging of traditional and contemporary furniture, finishes, materials, and fabrics, equating to a classic, timeless design. The transitional palette relies on a lack of color to evoke a clean, serene atmosphere. Dark colors are often used to add depth to a neutral balance of taupe, tan, and vanilla. Furniture lines are simple yet sophisticated, featuring either straight lines or rounded profiles. Fabrics can feature everything from graphic patterns on overstuffed sofas to textured chenilles on sleek wood frames.
Elements of design:
- A merging of traditional design with contemporary furniture and elements
- The look balances both masculine and feminine attributes for a comfortably contemporary design
- Neutral colors create a clean palette that is often enhanced by textured fabrics
- A lack of ornamentation and decoration keeps the focus on the simplicity and sophistication of the design