Unique Ways to Incorporate Matte Black into Your Bathroom
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Matte black has been a popular modern bathroom fixture finish for years, but many homeowners still find it a little intimidating. With small spaces generally benefiting from light colors and reflective surfaces, it’s easy to assume that a matte black faucet or fixture might make too strong of a statement. Yet in most bathroom designs, the opposite is true. Find out how using hints of matte black finishes in your bathroom can make an impact without becoming distracting.
Pair Bright and Dark with Matte Black Light Fixtures
Light fixtures—mounted on the ceiling or above vanities—are ideal places for featuring a matte black finish in the bathroom. Since these features generate their own light, there’s little chance that they’ll look dark or shadowy. The extra light also helps highlight the richness of a black finish in a way that’s rare with other bathroom fixtures and features.
Create Vertical Interest with Matte Black Faucets and Frames
Matte black faucets, such as the Fauceture Concord Widespread Bathroom Faucet, are some of the easiest ways to add this finish to the bathroom. Most homeowners pair them with light-colored marble, resin, or porcelain vanities for the contrast. Take the visual impact of the matte black faucet upward by using black framed mirrors above the vanity or sink. Painting bathroom window frames black can have a similar effect that ties the vertical lines of the faucet into the rest of the room’s design.
Consider Matte Black Console Sink Details
Console sinks are ideal for bathrooms where space is at a premium because instead of a solid cabinet base, the open design features legs for support. It’s easy to clean under these sinks, and store hampers and other accessories there as well. They’re also a great way to showcase matte black finishes since the minimal look of the console sink supports is less likely to overwhelm than a whole cabinet in that color.
Highlight a Luxury Shower
Nearly every type of shower accessory and fixture—including hand sprayers, control valve covers, and luxury showerheads—is available in matte black. Pairing these dark finished fixtures with sparkling white marble, or even just a high-end acrylic surround in white results in a dramatic shower that looks as if it’s from a modern spa.
Start with just one or two matte black finish fixtures for a bathroom, and add more as needed. Even small bathrooms can benefit from the contrast and dramatic style. It’s a standard finish for almost every bathroom product available from Kingston Brass.