Modern style generally speaks for design trends that began in the 20th-century, including the well-known subset Mid-Century Modern. Simplicity, clean lines, and few accessories are common characteristics of a modern home.
Neutral, monochromatic color schemes are common in modern and contemporary design. Start with a foundation of bright whites and soft greys, then add in pops of black or earth tones for contrast.
The Smooth Finish from our Everyday Guide is perfect for modern interiors or furniture that lends itself to modern design. Flat brushwork and a waxed finish buffed to a slight sheen will give your project a sleek, contemporary feel.
You may also choose to leave some wood items unpainted and simply apply Jolie Finishing Wax to bring out the natural character of the wood.