What is the neoclassical style?

Neoclassical style is one of the most popular architectural styles in which the elements and characteristics of classical style are inspired.

Throughout history, there have always been many architectural styles. Some of them have had a short life among the people of the world. But some other styles have been able to remain among people for years. So that we can see many lasting and prominent works in which this style is used. But what did we say these points to achieve? One of the architectural styles that has received a lot of attention from architects is the neoclassical style. This style can actually be considered a combination of classic and modern style. In other words, it is an updated version of the classic style. There is a lot that can be said about this style. If you are also interested in this style of architecture, do not miss the continuation of the article.

What is the neoclassical style?

Neoclasical style is a style in which the elements and characteristics of the classical style are inspired. In other words, the neoclassical style is formed based on mathematical principles and rules, and we use these principles according to the classical style. It was the origin of the formation of European neoclassical style. The pioneers of this style were Italian architects. The main inspiration of this style was from ancient Roman and Greek buildings. You know that the prefix neo means new. At first, it is necessary to know that the neoclassical style is very different from the modern style. This style is almost the same as the classical style, with the difference that in the neoclassical style, there is no mention of luxury and aristocracy in the construction of buildings. The main use of the neoclassical style is in France, which was very popular in this country during Napoleon’s time.

Characteristics and advantages of neoclassical style

Simplicity and balance

We said earlier that the neoclassical style opposes the luxuries of the classical style. In this style, there are no more elements with the greatness of classical buildings. But at the same time, in the neoclassical style, the necessary grandeur of the buildings is still preserved. To better understand this issue, it is better to compare two famous buildings such as Persepolis in Iran and the White House in the United States.

Use light and neutral colors

You know that the psychology of color and painting correctly is one of the main requirements for interior and exterior decoration design. You are definitely familiar with bright colors. But if you are not familiar with neutral colors, you should know that colors such as white, gray, gray and similar colors are included in the category of neutral colors. In the neoclassical architectural style, much attention is paid to the use of bright and neutral colors. These colors can be used in many environments and have many positive psychological effects.

Use of classic elements

We said that the neoclassical style is derived from the popular classical style. Do you know the characteristics of classic style? In the classical style, much attention was paid to the grandeur of the buildings. Colosseum, Persepolis and many other classical buildings that you see, you will notice the presence of huge walls, tall columns and beautiful capitals. In the neoclassical style, in a way that does not damage the nature of this style, it is tried to use the elements and features that were said.

Use of precise geometric shapes

At the beginning of the article, we said that in the neoclassical style, special attention has been paid to the use of detailed shapes and elements. The best examples we can give are straight lines and gentle curves. In the neoclassical style, a lot of attention has been paid to these two principles. Also, other geometric shapes such as cones, cubes and cylinders are used precisely and engineered.

Disadvantages of neoclassical style

High cost

We knew that in the neoclassical style we should use the elements that are used in the classical style. But we all know by default that classics and indeed collectibles are always more expensive. This also applies to the neoclassical architectural style. In this style you are required to use some classic elements. So you should also consider that your cost may increase a little. Of course, if you are a fan of this popular style, you will pay this price at any price.

Being dry and formal

If you take a look at the list of notable buildings that were built in the neoclassical style, you will notice that most of them were palaces or official environments such as state offices. In other words, most of these buildings have been used for political affairs. A clear example is the US White House. Of course, this does not mean that the use of neoclassical style is only for such places. Maybe you want to use this style to build your house. But you should know that this style is more suitable for dry and formal people.

Pioneers of using the neoclassical style


At the beginning of the article, we said that the origin and beginning of the neoclassical style was Italy. But if you remember, we said that at that time, thanks to Napoleon, this style became very popular in France. The popularity of this style was such that many rich people in France decided to design their own homes with this style. It is also interesting to know that the Pantheon in Paris and the Arc de Triomphe in the same country were built using this style.


Neoclassicism was more popular in Europe. But the country that has always made great progress along with the Europeans is America. The most famous building in America, where the main political activities of this country are carried out, was built in the neoclassical style. You may have guessed correctly. We say the White House. The use of the neoclassical style was not limited to the White House, and there are other sensitive American political buildings where we can see the neoclassical style.


Before the invention of the neoclassical style, the most popular style in Russia was the Rococo style. Until the early 18th century, Soviet people, or today’s Russia, were very interested in the Rococo style until they were introduced to the Neoclassical style by Scottish architecture. Today, in Russia, Alexander Palace and Pavlovsk Palace are built using the rules of this popular style.

Neoclassical style in Iran

Like other countries, the neoclassical style found its way to Iran. Unfortunately, today there are not many prominent buildings in Iran that we can introduce as buildings built in this style. However, the most prominent Iranian building built in the neoclassical style is Shahrbani Palace, which was built in 1315 in Tehran. In 1381, this building became one of the buildings of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is currently operating. Today in Iran, we see a large number of private houses and villas built in the neoclassical style.

As you have seen, in this article, we examined one of the popular styles in the world of architecture, i.e. the neoclassical style. We also examined the positive features, disadvantages and applications of this style and introduced the countries where this style is widely used. Thank you for your cooperation with us in this article. We hope this article can be useful for you. With expertise in design and implementation of decoration, Ohaddeco collection is ready to help you with the designs you need. For more information, you can contact the experts of Ohaddeco Group.

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