Design Inspiration: Matte Black

Matte finishes in general have made a huge comeback lately, but if you want to be ultra chic, then black (and dark charcoal) is the way to go. It may seem intense, but black home decor can give a beautiful sleek and elegant touch to otherwise everyday decor. With it’s current popularity, there is a vast array of decor available in the trendy new finish.

Matte black is not only great with an achromatic palette, but it’s also great with colour and striking when coupled with bold colours as below.

View this post on Instagram

Morning all! How are you all doing? We had a jam packed diy day yesterday and finally got the bathroom finished!🎉 It all got put on hold as the plan was to get the kitchen finished before Oisín started school but we gave grandad the weekend off so he could celebrate his 45th wedding anniversary😆 There was some last bits of grouting, siliconing & painting to do(I think we’ve painted this room about 5 times now!) but I did it all with my fair hands and it meant the kids had their first bath in here last night, it’s all a bit surreal to be using it!! Still got lots of bits to get and put stuff on the walls but the floor is no longer covered in that protective stuff and we are beyond chuffed with it. This bathroom was a massive job as we were putting it into the small bedroom so we had to install a pump. Tom’s dad did so much in here it’s incredible, tiling the walls alone was a mission as the walls are really wonky! Hope you all have a super Sunday, we’re off to my son’s besties birthday and then I’m going to visit a very dear friend of mine in hospital. . . #bathroominspo #marbletiles #blacktaps #inchyrablue #mydiymydecor #myperiodhomestyle #myvintageabode #howivintage #myinteriorstyletoday #myhometrend #rockininteriors #suyhome #spotlightonmyhome #showmehowyoushine #interiorboom #myseasonalrevamp #bohoismyjam #dailydecordetail #mygorgeousgaff #mycreativeinterior #mystylednest #brightboldhome #styleithappy #victorianterrace #colourmysummer #secretstylingclub #myhouseandhome #sahstylists #walltowallstyle #howimonochrome

A post shared by Amy – Interiors (@at_home_at_170) on

The range of hardware and furnishings now available in this finish are extensive; everything from drapery and linens to tapware, baths and sinks can be purchased or custom made. Another great pairing with matte black is to add a gloss black for a contrast of finish rather than colour.

Want to dip your toes in this trend? Try some black linens, drapery or accessories to add some drama to the room, this way you can easily change decor at a later stage.

Here black has been used to create contrast between the walls and the doors/window frames; this creates a crisp, clean look.

But how does this apply to window treatments? I’m glad you asked!
Black translates beautifully to curtains, either as dramatic solids or ethereal sheers. Sheers can also be softened or tinted by adding a different colour lining behind that can be slightly seen through the sheer. Below are some beautiful examples of black sheers from our suppliers.

Maurice Kain Southport ‘Blackjack’
Left: Trabeth Textiles Aykut Black, Right: Nettex Bali Black

This has to be one of my personal favourite trends, black is always timeless and creates a beautiful drama in any room.