10 Fab Finds That Prove Matte Is the New Black

High-gloss finishes are SO 2017. For a totally on-trend look, matte is where it's at.

Published: February 19, 2018

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February 19, 2018
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Photo By: Jackson Design and Remodeling

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Minimal Look for Max Impact

Handmade by ceramist Amy Hamley, this porcelain beauty features clean, simple lines and a velvety black glaze for pitch-perfect contrast to pretty posies in a riot of color. BUY IT: AmyHamleyCeramics at Etsy, $88

All the Drama

A very convincing trompe l'oeil (French for 'fool the eye') effect adds sophistication to this wallpaper that realistically resembles charcoal coffered wood panels. Offered exclusively by CB2, the digitally printed illusion is an easy way to give any room an Old-World makeover in just an afternoon. BUY IT: CB2, $359/roll

Sometimes, More Is More

The designers at Jackson Design and Remodeling proved that more is a good thing with a collection of the uber-trendy 'Beat' pendants in this open kitchen and dining room. Skillfully crafted from solid sheets of brass, then hammered into one of five sculptural shapes, the pendants strike a sleek silhouette with a matte black finish. BUY IT: Tom Dixon, $500 and up

Foodie's Secret Weapon

A chef's essential that you'll find yourself using again and again for decades to come, this Staub French Oven pairs form with function for ultra-durable cast iron cookware that's dishwasher safe, resistant to rust and chipping and, unlike other cast iron, requires no additional seasoning. Get cooking to whip up your family's new slow-simmered faves. BUY IT: Williams Sonoma, $200

Tastefully On Task

With a tilting metal shade and telescoping arm, put task lighting where you need it. A 3-way switch lets you control the brightness while the decorative ball weight keeps the lamp in the position that suits you best. BUY IT: Ballard Designs, $399

Kitchen Workhorse

Sleek and streamlined, this compact kitchen tool may be mini in size (it's KitchenAid's 3.5 qt. version) but it's big on functionality with a tilt-head design and 10 speed settings. Available in 9 other colors but we're smitten with the velvety darkness of the matte black. BUY IT: Bed, Bath & Beyond, $329.99

Boomerang Style

Comfort meets contrast in this chic chair whose sleek silhouette nods at midcentury-modern style. Matte black gives the curvy, handwoven rattan seat an upgrade while the sculptural mahogany base adds clean-lined contrast. BUY IT: Grandin Road, $159

Sculptural Storage

Sold as a set of three, artfully arrange these powdercoated iron shelves so they form a geometric, overlapping arrangement, as shown here, or offer standalone storage. Sturdy mounting brackets at the top of each shelf secure it to the wall while still allowing the shelves to visually float. BUY IT: CB2, $249

Shady Chandelier

A streamlined shape and trendy matte-black finish give the traditional chandelier silhouette a 21st-century update. Featured in HGTV Dream Home 2018, this luxe lighting adds industrial style and brightens up the great room with 24 globe-shaped bulbs. BUY IT: Wayfair, $2,067

Take the Trend Outdoors

Matte black isn't just popping up in interiors, it's also making waves in the great outdoors, thanks to stylish green-thumb gear like this 10-cup watering can that updates the classic with the hot, new hue. BUY IT: Crate & Barrel, $29.95

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