After you decide that it’s time to build or remodel a space the first thing you should ask yourself is, “What design style do I want to go for?” Modern design is a popular option for many office spaces and residences as it creates a powerful visual impact. Let’s explore it’s origin, color scheme, fabrication, and aesthetic, so you can make the decision of whether or not this style is right for the space you are designing for.
Modern style is a clean and streamlined style that originated in the 1930s with roots from Scandinavia. According to HGTV.com, “It's characterized by polished surfaces, strong geometric shapes and asymmetry. Expansive, unadorned windows marry the interior with the exterior landscape.”
Because the eye-catching geometric shapes and use of natural light in a modern room should take center stage, the color takes a backseat. Shades of white, gray, and black adorning the floors and walls are common in a modern home. Furnishings and fabrication typically follow a neutral tone-on-tone color scheme, however some spaces include a colorful accent accessory or piece of artwork.
A modern interior is synonymous with sleek and polished. With that being said, smooth finishes like brushed concrete, granite, and linoleum are used for flooring, while appliances and furniture follow a scheme of chrome and stainless steel. A lacquered finish on kitchen cabinetry is common.