Interior design in the contemporary style provides a softened, rounded look to combat the stark lines of the modern design era. Developed in the latter half of the 20th century, soft contemporary interiors contain neutral elements accentuated by bold color, the overall focus being the basics of line, shape and form. The typical contemporary color palette relies heavily on brown, taupe, cream and pure white. Accents of bold color can be found on single walls or incorporated within decorative accessories (such as pieces of art work or rugs). Furniture pieces exhibit smooth surfaces and clean lines without any additional decoration. The furniture is typically made of light-colored woods with minimal graining (such as maple and birch), glass, stainless steel, chrome and nickel. Fabrics are rich in textural aspects and are mostly neutral tones. Bold colors and geometric patterns may accent the interiors.