“It should be Modern.”
Okay, Great — but, this what you and everyone else on the entire planet says.
What does modern mean to you?
Do you mean the “Modern art” period from the 1860s to about the 1960s? With an extremely wide range of painters including, Pablo Picasso, Paul Cèzanne, Claude Monet, Salvator Dali and Piet Modrian?
Or maybe you Minimalistic, with lots of space and very simple shapes?
Scratch that – Maybe you mean you want focus on the functionality and not the prettiness?
Or just square corners vs. rounded corners?
Oh… maybe you mean a limited color palette, like black, whites and grays?
I get it now… you mean make things look kind of urban/industrial, like mixed repurposed woods, metals, glass and exposed brick?
Oooo… You meant you want to look it was made in 2013.
No? Uh-oh, this could take a while…
As you can see, “modern” is extremely broad term.
Heck, I myself am guilty of using it to describe things sometimes. But, it is so widely overused it has absolutely no meaning anymore. So here’s the thing, really get specific when you’re talking about how something looks. Especially when you’re paying someone hourly to make something for you!
Practice this in your daily life too when you’re describing things. I bet you’ll start to see details you’ve never noticed before on stuff you’ve looked a zillion times. It’s easier to start with more complex things, but soon you begin to spot nuances in even simple objects.
So, remember, using “modern” to describe anything, really means nothing. Thank you for your time. Please go back to your modern daily life now. 😉