The New Empire is a contemporary take on the 19th-century European Classic Empire style associated with Napoleon. As in traditional Empire design, the modern New Empire incorporates ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian influences. Key features include celebrations of heroism and triumphalism through sculpture, busts, bas-reliefs, classical paintings, and portraits.
CG artists render Empire roomsets with high ceilings, columns, stucco moldings, and luxurious finishes like marble, mahogany wallpaper, and gilded bronze details. Since Classic Empire is the originator of Art Deco and New Empire styles, there are naturally many similar features between them. For example, they share a characteristic combination of dark colors with either gold or silver.