Kitchen + Bath Design Alert: Matte Black is Trending

You'll want to use matte black in every room in the house.

Every few years, it seems like the trendy metal of choice for hardware, decor, and finishes shifts in the design world. Brass was definitely having a moment a few years ago, then nickel moved onto the scene. Chrome used to reign supreme, and even gold was front and center back in the 80s. Today, it's all about matte black.

“I’ve noticed a major uptick in requests for matte black finishes and hardware with all of my clients recently,” said Kirsten Blazek, a Los Angeles based stager and designer from A 1000x Better.

While black is certainly showing up everywhere, the matte black trend is showing up mainly in kitchen and bathroom design.

“Matte black is basically all I’m using right now in kitchen and bath reno projects,” said New York based interior designer Megan Pflug.

Want to get in on this trend? Here’s some of our fave ways to use matte black around the home.

Kitchen Sink

Farmhouse or apron sink — it doesn't matter. As long as you go for a matte black kitchen sink you’ll definitely be making a big statement in your space.

Kitchen Faucet

While you might think matte black is more suited for modern spaces, here’s a great example of a traditional faucet that looks gorgeous in a matte black finish.

Paint Color

Matte black paint makes a bold statement in a small space such as a bathroom. In this space, painted shiplap creates a super stylish look.

Kitchen Cabinets

Here’s a great use of matte black in this two-toned kitchen. The island and lower cabinets are painted black, while the top portion of the room is bright white.

Ceiling

Going for a matte black ceiling may seem like a crazy idea, but it instantly ups the chic factor.

Bathtub

Here’s something you don’t see often — a gorgeous matte black bathtub. The gold fixture adds even more drama.

Bathroom Floor

This bathroom uses a hexagonal matte black floor, which pairs beautifully with the dark wood door. A matte black sink and shower keep the look cohesive.

Cabinet Pulls

If you want to add just a touch of matte black to your space, consider switching out your cabinet pulls. Black pairs well with almost any other color or metal you may already have in your bathroom. 

Bathroom Faucet

Chrome, the most common option for bathroom faucets, often fades into the background of a space. But a matte black faucet makes a big, bold statement in any bathroom.

All Over Matte Black

This bathroom has matte black flooring, window frames, cabinet pulls and fixtures. The black hardware pairs beautifully with the marble sink and the light, white space. 

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