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Charcoal Is the Hottest New Home Decor Hue

10 reasons why you need this edgy color in your life.

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Is Charcoal the New Black?

In 2018 charcoal is showing up in a variety of surprising places. It's literally popping up in the activated charcoal making its way into beauty treatments, toothpaste and food, but also in the shades of coal, pitch and rich gray that many designers and homeowners are using in interior decor and even home facades. This strikingly modern breakfast nook in an Atlanta home done in shades of charcoal is just one example of how beautiful shades of charcoal can be in home interiors.

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Photo: GettyImages/REDA&CO

Black Food Too

Often the first place, besides fashion, to reveal new trends, the food world has been abuzz over black food like this homemade burger with a black bun. Black burgers, black ice cream, black cheese have all had their Instagram day in the sun.

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Photo: Johnsen Schmaling Architects/John J.Macaulay

Stacked Cabin in the Woods

This entirely unexpected modern cabin in Muscoda, Wisconsin is even more arresting for its striking charcoal exterior. The vacation home is featured in Phaidon's tribute to the history and modern examples of black clad architecture, Black: Architecture in Monochrome.

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Photo: Shutterstock/Yu_Che

Charcoal Hair

Along with rose blonde and wine shades, charcoal is one of the hottest hair hues this year.

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