“At its core, transitional style is a measured balance of various characteristics of traditional and modern design,” says Renee DiSanto, co-founder of Park & Oak Interior Design. “It combines curves with straight lines, it’s airy and polished, and it’s textured but not cluttered.”
Transitional style is a marriage of traditional and contemporary furniture, finishes, materials and fabrics equating to a classic, timeless design. Furniture lines are simple yet sophisticated, featuring either straight lines or rounded profiles.
A transitional paint color is one that has a stronger balance of warm and cool tones. A majority of the colors may have something like 90% of a warm undertone and 10% hint of of cool, the transitional color is going to be closer to 50/50 or 60/40.
The transitional palette relies on a lack of color to evoke a clean, serene atmosphere. Dark brown can add depth to a neutral balance of taupe, tan and vanilla.