Transitional interior designs blend traditional and contemporary styles to create spaces that are elegant and enduring. The transitional style is distinctive and radiates a comfortable yet classic feeling. Subtle color palettes blend warm brown to chocolate wood tones with ivories, taupes, beiges and tans to provide a relaxing and uncomplicated ambiance. Accessories are kept to a minimum and signature pieces are displayed without fanfare. Art is typically displayed in an understated fashion with white mattes and simple, clean-lined frames. The metal of choice is brushed nickel or silver.