Matt black: the must have finish

Classic, sophisticated and oh-so-atmospheric, black is a colour that’s never out of the spotlight. From fashion to interiors this moody colour palette makes a statement and this season it’s all about matt. The no-shine finish adds a subtlety that makes this interior trend easy to use in any room. Read on for our ultimate matt black styling guide…


Whether your style is modern or traditional matt black can easily be incorporated into your kitchen. Wesco’s Loft range livens up everyday household essentials with this sleek finish. Black is also becoming a popular colour for small electricals with Delonghi and Dualit both embracing the trend. Finally, add a touch of sophistication to your cookware with Le Creuset satin black range. The dark coating means the pans will wear well and age beautifully.

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If you’re feeling bold, matt black dinnerware is bang on trend and will transform your dining table into an Instagram worthy style statement. Also Home’s Kuro range is perfect for everyday use as well as special occasions. The contemporary design takes inspiration from both Scandi and Japanese trends. If you’d prefer a small nod to the matt black trend, Beau Living’s Dipped Grey and Gold Cutlery Set is the perfect complement to your tableware.

With all this gorgeous dinnerware, you’ll need an equally stunning table to display it on! Swoon Editions Ellis Dining Table features intricate hand-laid carpentry that contrasts with the black lacquered legs. With a similar industrial vibe, Nkuku’s Chari Chair has a dramatic dark coating that makes the mango wood seat really pop.

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Living Room

Furniture is another great way of embracing this trend. Black accent pieces will stand the test of time and add interest to any space. Swoon Edition’s Aero Shelving Unit is ideal for smaller spaces, offering a stylish storage solution. While their Aravali Side Table blends black with marble; another favoured material of the season. If your preference is for a touch of black, Lombok’s Karlsson Sofa is a beautiful piece that comes in a variety of fabrics to complement the dark finish of the legs. To soften the dark hues, add fluffy textiles and throws such as Elvang's Fishbone throw. This will add balance and warmth to your living room.

matt black living room


Black might seem like a bold choice for the bedroom, but accessories and subtle colour pops work perfectly. For all-out decadence look no further than Lombok’s Canton Four Poster Bed! LightStore’s Yves Dome Table Lamp will add a touch of mid-century modern to your bedroom, and make the perfect bedside lamp. If you need additional storage, DAY Birger’s Black Bamboo Strap Basket Set are perfect for holding your toiletries and accessories.

matt black bedroom

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