Less is more is a cliché that describes something that is fewer/smaller/minimal is better.
The notion that simplicity and clarity lead to good design.
Keeping something in its simple form; essential; minimal.
1. Why did you trade in your SUV for a hybrid? Because I think less is more.
2. When painting with watercolour, more often than not, less is more.
3. Makeup is a great way to enhance your features but less is more!
4. The quote “less is more” was made infamous by the German-American architect, Mies van der Rohe.
basic, essential, fundamental, less, minimal, nominal, smaller