Interior finishes

What is contemporary design?

At its core, the word “contemporary” means “of the moment,” which makes this style particularly hard to define. Dating back to the 1970s, this style is unique because it borrows elements from many other aesthetics. In it, you can see nods to modern, traditional, art deco and even futuristic design.

The other defining point of contemporary design is that it’s constantly evolving. Unlike other styles which are more or less set in stone, what’s “of the moment” today may change in a few years’ time. Today, the look is defined by curved lines, neutral colors and minimalism, but it may look slightly different in the future.

Many believe that contemporary interior design is all about achieving the ultra-minimalist look, but that isn’t necessarily the case.

Contemporary interior design is about creating an environment of comfort and simplicity; uncluttered, fresh and subtly sophisticated. It showcases the beauty of space, clean lines and uncomplicated clarity.

Neutrals, grey, black and white colour schemes reign (often accented with bold colour), as does the use of clean, smooth lines and geometric shapes.

In the coming weeks we will discuss contemporary interior design projects to inspire you!

2018-10-25T15:37:56+00:00

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