The little black dress or LBD has been a staple in women's wardrobes for decades. Black has always held a sacred place in fashion—but we can't overlook its parallel role in interior design. From fixtures to floors and furniture, black home design elements add an element of sleek, modern sophistication.
Lately we've noticed that the latest iteration of black to sweep the fashion and beauty world—matte black—has influenced interior design as well. DIY enthusiasts have embraced the ability of a dull, shine-less black paint to completely makeover any piece in their home, and designers and brands have adapted, too.
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A Dramatic Refrigerator
Want to stop your houseguests dead in their tracks? This matte black fridge will instantly become the centerpiece of your kitchen, and has to be one of the boldest uses of matte black in home design... Maybe ever?!
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A Statement Ceiling Fan
There was a time not so long ago when ceiling fans were the most reviled element of any "fixer upper" room. Thanks to Pottery Barn, though, the lowly fan has gotten a sleek and stylish makeover. Staying cool never looked so good.
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A Subtle Table Lamp
It's one of our favorite "design secrets" that Target is a haven of stylish, affordable home finds. Perhaps more than anything, we love their in house brands' collections of lighting and lamps. Case-in-point, this double table lamp in copper and matte black.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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An Impossibly Chic Suitcase
While not exactly purposed for travel, this vintage-inspired trunk would make the perfect design accent (and storage container) in any room. Stack it on top of another vintage trunk or decorate the top with found objects and candles.
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Cool Photo Frame
A matte black photo frame may strike you as the most obvious use of the color in home design—and that's with good reason. Any piece of art, painting or photography looks instantly more expensive. (This photo of Sean Connery would look amazing in almost any frame, don't you think?)
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A wedding registry, staple, it was a revelation when KitchenAid began making their classic mixer in a rainbow of colors. Naturally, our favorite is this sleek chrome and matte black iteration.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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Can you even handle this tub? This clawfoot masterpiece from home store Rejuvenation would be the focal point of any bathroom—turning it into a seriously spa-like retreat. We're already dreaming of spending hours and hours with candles, a good book and a glass of wine in this tub...
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Add a little edge to your usual dinner table setting with the 'Marin' collection from Crate & Barrel. Mix these matte black plates, bowls and mugs with your usual white set for a film noir-feeling table with a dash of whimsy.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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