16 Ways to Decorate with Matte Black

25 Jul

16 Ways to Decorate with Matte Black

The fashion set’s go-to color choice is finally making an appearance at home. While simple black has always been a staple in sartorialists’ wardrobes, homeowners tend to approach the hue with some trepidation—and not without reason. Dramatically dark, black accents are bolder than others, and therefore more daunting. But lately we’ve noticed an influx of the color in matte finishes that tone it down without taking away the drama. From ebony to ink to coal, black has more depth—and more versatility—than it gets credit for. If you’re hesitant to introduce it into your home, try starting with one or two of these products and working from there. A sexy claw-foot tub, an inky midcentury pendant light, and shapely, textural bowls can all bring high style. Don’t be afraid of the dark.

Courtesy of Drummonds

Courtesy of Drummonds

Drummonds’ elegant Spey bathtub with scroll feet is a dreamy setting for a relaxing soak; from $8,950. drummonds.co.uk

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Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

Made in France, Apilco Reglisse dinnerware from Williams-Sonoma adds a dramatic flair to the tabletop; $132 for four dinner plates. williams-sonoma.com

Courtesy of Urban Electric Co.

Courtesy of Urban Electric Co.

The Symon sconce from Urban Electric Co. pairs a traditional silhouette with edgy black and gold finishes; $675. urbanelectricco.com

Courtesy of L’Objet

Courtesy of L’Objet

L’Objet’s Han canisters draw stylistic inspiration from ancient china; $250 and $350. l-objet.com

Courtesy of Arteriors

Courtesy of Arteriors

With its matte-black marble top and vintage silver base, the small-scale Chloe table from Arteriors is a perfect way to add a touch of drama; $840.arteriors.com

Courtesy of Mjolk

Courtesy of Mjolk

Sip tea in Japanese style from Susumu’s Susumuya tea mug; $42 from Mjolk.mjolk.ca

Courtesy of Wedgwood

Courtesy of Wedgwood

Vera Wang’s Polished Noir flatware for Wedgwood pairs a delicate silhouette with a rich black finish; $125 for a five-piece setting. wedgwood.com

Courtesy of Lekker Home

Courtesy of Lekker Home

Mud Australia’s wide, shallow Nest bowls (shown in slate) are ideal for anything from fruit to pasta and make an elegant centerpiece. The company’s ceramics are known for their polished interiors and matte exteriors; $196 from Lekker Home. lekkerhome.com

Courtesy of LG

Courtesy of LG

For a bold stroke in the kitchen, integrate LG’s French-door refrigerator in smooth black; $2,600 from the Home Depot. homedepot.com

Courtesy of Design Within Reach

Courtesy of Design Within Reach

Gubi’s iconic Semi pendant, designed by Claus Bonderup and Torsten Thorup in 1968, is as stylish now as it was 50 years ago; $400 from Design Within Reach. dwr.com

Courtesy of Waterworks

Courtesy of Waterworks

For an unexpected touch of industrial chic, add Waterworks’ Regulator knob in architectural bronze to your bath; $110. waterworks.com

Courtesy of Arte

Courtesy of Arte

Arte’s three-dimensional Eclipse wallpaper in caisson gives surprising texture to the wall; to the trade. arte-international.com

Courtesy of ABC Home

Courtesy of ABC Home

With its graceful silhouettes and patinated finish, Cutipol’s Duna serveware looks more like sculpture than utensils; from $32 per piece from ABC Home.abchome.com

Courtesy of Tictail

Courtesy of Tictail

A shiny brass interior offsets the powder-coated aluminum exterior of the Kettle light by Lightwork Design; $612 from Tictail. tictail.com

Courtesy of 1st in Coffee

Courtesy of 1st in Coffee

Nespresso’s Lattissima Touch in matte black is a handsome way to get your morning caffeine; $500 from 1st in Coffee. 1stincoffee.com

Courtesy of Lenox

Courtesy of Lenox

An irregular, organic shape adds character to Donna Karan’s Casual Luxe all-purpose bowl in onyx for Lenox; $17. lenox.com

Source : architecturaldigest.com