Tendencies: simplistic with few focal points is one way; disciplined, minimalistic and harmonious. Most of modern designs use Japanese style ideas: two-three earthy colors; tranquil and down to earth vibe; some of them are structured geometrically, the design is not too complex but very well organized, displaying scrolls, Ikebana and okimono.
Colors: are straightforward and graphical. Colors used take a lot of influence from nature. Therefore natural colors and neutrals are most frequently seen. Black and white are the two neutrals that are most used: white gives out a clean and spaciously open appearance and black distinctively defines various lines and shapes. Black does not require that much attention but discreetly blends in with other neutrals.
Statements: and boldness is often shown with red color. Another common color is blue, also a very natural color that brings calmness.
Materials: bamboo, silk, Imari porcelain
Furniture: Tansu wood furniture, futon beds
Accessories and Decorations: Japanese fans, Ikebana, Okimoto sculptures