It sounds like the lead-in to a meme: If you love blush pink, neon signs and brass accents, you might be a millennial. But can a generation really be distilled into a single aesthetic? Of course not. We’re much more complex than that, but still, there’s something about growing up in a certain cultural climate and being at particular stages of our lives that can reveal a few common threads. After poring over generational data from interior design service Modsy—gathered during its 2021 Interior Wellness Report, a 1,500-person survey that of design preferences—combined with insights from color experts and designers, we found a few key trends that define baby boomers and millennials—and they couldn’t be more different. Here’s what we learned.