What is transitional design and what can you learn from it? See the best transitional Instagram accounts to follow, transitional home decor elements, and best paint colors too!
Transitional design is a term that you might not have heard, but once you see it, you’ll recognize it.
In short: transitional design is a marriage between modern trends and traditional design. It nods to the architectural details found in traditional design, but it embraces new decor as well. Transitional design has a calming color palette, embraces metal tones, soft neutrals and clean lines.
This post will show you the best transitional home decor Instagram accounts to follow, the best neutral paint palette, and great home decor elements to shop.
*This post is part of a design series where I teach you all about different design styles and how you can be inspired by them. Check out the other design styles here!*
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Best transitional design Instagram accounts to follow:
This girl is TALENTED – every inch that she touches oozes class but also warmth. I think her designs are the perfect example of transitional design! Follow her here.
Anissa has been one of my favorite designers for a long time! Her home is BEAUTIFUL and inspires me every time! Check her out here.
I am new to this Instagram account, but totally in love with her aesthetic! Check her beautiful designs out here.
You will be completely inspired by Becki’s beautiful designs – everything she touches is gold! Look at her Instagram here.
Best neutral paint colors for transitional design:
Notice a trend with those above inspiration pictures? The paint colors aren’t too bold, and they don’t steal the show. The paint really just compliments the existing design elements and provides a soft backdrop. Here’s the best whites and taupe-y shades that will work with this design style:
- Edgecomb Gray (Benjamin Moore)
- Cloud Nine (Benjamin Moore)
- Calm (Benjamin Moore)
- Decorator’s White (Benjamin Moore)
- Pure White (Sherwin Williams)
- Simply White (Benjamin Moore)
- Grant Beige (Benjamin Moore)
- Historic White (Dunn Edwards)
- Alabaster (Sherwin Williams)
- White Dove (Benjamin Moore)
- Swiss Coffee (Dunn Edwards)
- Revere Pewter (Benjamin Moore)
Transitional design home decor elements:
When shopping for home decor for this design style, think: brushed metal tones (not shiny), tufted fabrics, neutrals, wood tones, and larger scale items. Here’s some of my favorite picks (click on the images to shop)
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