This sleek look with clean straight lines was meant to be the opposite of previous design styles. With Modern design, it’s function before form: the lack of additional details embody the utilitarian nature of this aesthetic. Mixing in textures like wood and metals infuses character and warmth. White and grays are the neutral color palette with hints of color to add personality. Streamlined furniture – square-armed sofas, tapered legs, sleek-edge credenzas. Add geometric motifs such as hexagon, honeycomb and grid to maintain a crisp feel while keeping it interesting.