“The sink and the faucet are often the central focal point of the kitchen, so why not make a bold statement with a distinctive faucet?” asks Carolynne Arnold-Plowman, who designed this rustic kitchen. You can easily find a graceful new spout for under $100, but if you want the matte black finish used in the kitchen shown here — which is among the boldest and trendiest looks in hardware and plumbing fittings right now — be prepared to spend more, at least $250. And you may want to swap out the rest of your hardware to match, bringing you closer to $500.
Designers created a bathroom that would carry on the timeless feel of the kitchen into the bathroom, but would be youthful enough to appeal to kids and stylish enough to appeal to guests. They used matte black fixtures to add a fun contrast, but they also left open the possibility for the addition of color.
Built-in lighting in the bar top overhang reflects on the shiny countertops in this attractive, contemporary kitchen. Glass tile runs horizontally to create a textural backsplash above the counter. Stainless steel appliances and white cabinets form the long shape, and a black matte floor finishes the look.
A matte finish black floor and white walls and ceiling create a solid background for the black and white color scheme in this attractive living room. A white leather sectional faces the fireplace and mounted television. Long white curtains with black trim frame the windows. The sleek and shiny coffee table and shelf unit reflect the light for an sparkling effect.
Black floor tile highlights the black cabinet handles, faucet and mirror frame to create a bold and timeless color combination with the white built in vanity. Simple countertop decor gives a zen vibe to the bathroom space.
The reclaimed wood accent wall warms up this white and black bathroom. A frameless glass shower visually expands the narrow space. Black hexagonal floor tiles mirror the matte black ceiling, adding depth and drama to the space.
Matte black barn style sconces hang above polished nickel mirrors in this country bathroom with whitewashed wood walls. Simple, black granite serves as the countertop and backsplash. This is streamlined design at its finest.
The kitchen is reconfigured to showcase a central island with waterfall edges and light open shelving. Custom walnut cabinetry with brass and matte black accents keep it feeling both warm and masculine.