Matte Black Magic

When shiny black is used in decor, you run the risk of coming off as goth or glam or too modern or american psycho.  But the same doesn't go for matte black.  When that shiny surface is stripped away, you are left with something warm and velvety.

Check out how it is used on doors, walls, furniture, tile, hardware...Sky's the limit!

Martha Stewart Living

Martha Stewart Living

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Jenna Lyons' old bedroom from Living Etc

Jenna Lyons' old bedroom from Living Etc

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John Pawson Staircase

John Pawson Staircase

Chair by Gonçalo Arcalo

Chair by Gonçalo Arcalo

Danish home of architect Kasper Ronn and his wife Julie

Danish home of architect Kasper Ronn and his wife Julie

Wythe Hotel, New York City

Wythe Hotel, New York City

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Danish home of architect Kasper Ronn and his wife Julie

Danish home of architect Kasper Ronn and his wife Julie

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Rast IKEA hack

Rast IKEA hack

Emily Henderson

Emily Henderson

And here is a great article that backs me up:  Is Black the New White?

Storage from Minanda Studio - WIRT

Storage from Minanda Studio - WIRT