Interior designers have been boldly incorporating black in residential design over the past few years, and now we’re seeing matte black surge in mainstream design. While it can seem intimidating to incorporate bold black into your home, the chic colour can add balance and drama to spaces both big and small. Much like in fashion, black is quickly becoming an interior staple.
Whether it’s a matte black accent wall, matte black appliances, or matte black accessories, Xtraroom designer Chip Wade has curated a list of his top 5 favorite matte black trends that are affordable yet impactful. Be prepared to add instant sophistication to your space with any of Chip’s picks.
1: Matte Black Kitchen Appliances
It’s time to think beyond stainless steel. Matte black appliances are clean and sleek- and are now being offered up by major retailers everywhere. Chip loves the LG Matte Black Stainless Steel Suite with its modern lines and newest technology features. If selecting matte black appliances, Chip recommends considering lighter marble or quartz countertops and black cabinets with stylish brushed bronze hardware.
2: Matte Black Dining or Desk Chairs
Black chairs are a simple and easy way to add a pop of black to your décor without a long-term commitment. Consider black metal chairs around your kitchen table or mid-century eames chairs for your desk area. The simple lines and dramatic colour of the chairs are sure to bring instant, effortless style—and both are great, smaller-frame options for maximizing space.
3: Matte Black Accent Wall
Chip loves to use a great black paint to add an impactful accent in key spots like an entryway wall, behind a bed or on built-in bookshelves. While some homeowners may shy away from black paint or fear that it makes the room look smaller, black paint adds a level of sophistication and style to any space. Some of Chip’s favorite shades of black paint include Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron, Farrow & Ball Pitch Black and Sherwin Williams Tricorn. To get a true matte black end result, he recommends a flat or eggshell finish.
4: Matte Black Accessories
If incorporating matte black into your home still makes you nervous, consider starting with a few black accessories on the white Orion Console with Hutch. The dark accessories against the stark white backdrop really pop. Consider leaning or hanging a black clock, displaying a small black vase or adding handcrafted black candlesticks.
5: Matte Black Lighting
One of Chip’s favorite ways to incorporate matte black in the home is with lighting. Whether it’s the black and bronze pendant light like this one from Moss Manor, or the ultra-glamorous Urban Classic light fixture, a matte black light fixture can elevate your space. The black light fixture is pretty transitional as well, lending itself to both rustic and modern design styles.
We can’t wait to see how you incorporate matte black into your home—and in or around your Xtraroom furniture. Share with us how you decorate with matte black on Instagram.