Colors. Soft, inviting neutrals like beige, ivory, and tan are popular in transitional design. These colors create an ideal backdrop for more contemporary furniture pieces.
Accessories. Minimal accessories that feature straight lines and rounded profiles blend contemporary and traditional design to accentuate a transitional design scheme.
Furniture. Warm woods furnishings with straight lines and lacquered finishes tie together contemporary and traditional trends to create a unique look. A lack of ornamentation makes it easy for the eye to appreciate the simple, sophisticated design.
Fabrics. A lack of bright color use in transitional design leaves more room to play around with texture and fabric. Combining textural elements of wood, glass, fabric, and steel are common in transitional design.