January 20, 2018

Black Accents Make Comeback in Home Design

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Black Accents Make Comeback in Home Design

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Black is making a comeback in home design, with black fixtures, appliances, and furniture emerging as hot trends for the new year. Ryan Brown of Brown Design Group in Southern California predicts that black fixtures will replace brass as the most trendy home hardware in 2018. “They look great in modern applications, as well as transitional homes,” he told®. “And the best part is no water spots to clean off.”

Read more: The New Kitchen Finish: Black Stainless

Matted black furniture also will gain popularity in 2018, says Amy Chernoff, vice president of marketing for AJ Madison, an appliance and fixture retailer. Black goes with anything, and in matte finishes, it’s easier to clean than lighter, polished metals. Also, Chernoff predicts that black stainless appliances—an alternative to the shiny finish of stainless steel—likely will become trendier in the new year. “The smudge-resistant, minimal and sleek look was in line with 2017 kitchen trends,” Chernoff told Kitchen & Bath Design News.

Source: “The 9 Hottest Interior Design and Décor Trends You’ll See in 2018,”® (Dec. 27, 2017) and “Year-End Look and New Trends for 2018,” Kitchen & Bath Design News (December 2017)