The color themes of Art Deco consist of metallic color, neutral color, bright color and, black and white. In interior design, cool metallic colors including silver, gold, metallic blue, charcoal grey and platinum tend to predominate. Metallic colors and luxurious surfaces in room schemes, black mirrored-glass wall panels.
The main features of public spaces:
• strong geometry
• extensive use of natural light
• open L, T, H or U-shaped indoor space moves to the outdoor space
• flexible furniture layout adapted to the needs
• large windows, often asymmetrical
• one or two themes
• local or recycled building materials
• sustainable, eco-friendly materials such as bamboo flooring and granite
Classically designed rooms often contain large focal points. A large fireplace, grand table, or impressive staircase are good examples of focal points that are often used. Once a designer has chosen the focus of a room, all other items within the room are placed in order to enhance the look of the chosen focal point.
Modern shops interiors are sleek, spacious, simple, and focus on function and organization. No clutter or chaos allowed. Modern design uses basic geometry (simple edges, curves and angles) and clean lines in furniture. This style grew from the idea to build for function, to do without traditional decoration, and to embrace industrial materials like chrome, glass and concrete, which new technologies make available.
The idea that beautiful and functional everyday objects should not only be affordable to the wealthy, but to all, is a core theme in the development of Scandinavian style. The ideological background was the emergence of a particular Scandinavian form of social democracy, as well as the increased availability of new low-cost materials and methods for mass production. Scandinavian design often makes use of form-pressed wood, plastics, anodized or enameled aluminum or pressed steel.