You may be accustomed to seeing the timeless trend of white, airy palettes, but lately we’ve noticed designers heading for the other end of the spectrum, turning again and again to the dramatic impact of matte black. Mixed with rich pattern, warm metallic finishes, rustic woods, and plenty of leavening white, matte black looks simultaneously classic and current. It’s perfect for kitchens and baths and looks elegant combined with the durable, natural beauty of Cambria. Make a statement in your kitchen, dining room, or bathroom with these ideas.
Bright and dark bathrooms
You don’t have to sacrifice the bright and serene spa look to incorporate dark details in your bathroom. Here are some of our favorites that feature matte black faucets, fixtures, and fittings.
From faucets to light fixtures
Black matte works beautifully in kitchens, dining rooms, and baths. Here are some gorgeous rooms with unexpected touches for a striking design statement.
Black matte light fixtures and dinnerware complement a Levven Matte™ tabletop.
A raw-edge Levven™ vanity pairs with matte black accents for a rustic-chic look.
Daring kitchen color palettes
If you’re weary of stainless steel and white in the kitchen, you’ll love these ideas for kitchens with dark and bold color palettes—including black used on countertops, backsplashes, cabinets, and even appliances.
Shopping for matte black
Eager to outfit your kitchen with dark accents and accessories? Starting small is a great way to try out the trend before you commit to a major overhaul.
This white Brittanicca™ kitchen by Jaclyn Peters Design adds chic yet subtle contrast with matte black hardware.
Ideas to steal
Get inspired for your own matte black kitchen update with these spaces featured on Refine + Define.
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Dining in style
Matte black dinnerware can give your tablescape an irresistible modern flavor. Look for pieces with touchable, hand-crafted textures and enticing organic shapes.
Clever kitchen updates
An earlier version of this article originally appeared in Cambria Style. By: Amanda Lecky.