Traditional home design embraces classic looks, furnishings and colors. Traditional home design refers to an amalgamation of several traditional styles from around the world in a single space. Design traditions from places as varied as England, Italy, Spain, France, China and the United States become part of a single distinctive traditional design. The refined look of traditional home design calls for rich, warm colors, especially on walls. Deep red and marigold yellow have long been popular color choices; for an updated traditional color palette, consider taupe, cream or a tint of lavender. Decorative paint techniques, including stippling and combing, can add texture and visual appeal to rooms.