Hot Home Trend: Paint it Black

Dated: August 30 2021

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Black accents are giving a bolder look to home designs.


Black is popping up everywhere in home design, from flooring to windows. Black feature walls also are trending. Matte black finishes have become popular choices for hardware, decor, and finishes.

Take a look at some of the latest trends.

Faucets and Fixtures

Matte black finishes are mostly found in kitchens and bathrooms, often up against a white background for a high-contrast look. It’s being used in both modern and more traditional spaces. Matte black is an easy-to-maintain finish: No need to polish!

Photo by Jordan Design-Build Group - Discover kitchen design inspiration

Also, matte black is increasingly appearing against brass for an even trendier look, which you can get in one fixture. Kohler is now offering a faucet that is half brass and half matted black—two finishes in one.

Photo credit: Kohler

Black-Framed Windows

Windows are coming to the forefront. A black window trim can add an industrial look to a space.

Photo by Voce Di ID - Look for living room design inspiration

Black Accent Walls

Few paint jobs are bolder than painting a wall black. But up against lighter colors, a black feature wall could provide drama to liven up your space.

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Black Doors

A black front door can add some luxury to a home’s curb appeal. Black doors on white homes create a trendy farmhouse style, but the look can work on other home styles, too.

Photo by June DeLugas Interiors - Look for entryway pictures


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MaryAnne Dorio

I am originally from Long Island, NY. My husband and I moved to the Myrtle Beach area in 1999. This is home for us, many of our family members have joined us and we all feel like this is the best plac....

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