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7 Ways To Decorate With Matte Black

The fashion set’s go-to color choice is finally making an appearance at home. While simple black has always been a staple in sartorialists’ wardrobes, homeowners tend to approach the hue with some trepidation—and not without reason. Dramatically dark, black accents are bolder than others, and therefore more daunting. But lately we’ve noticed an influx of the color in matte finishes that tone it down without taking away the drama. From ebony to ink to coal, black has more depth—and more versatility—than it gets credit for. If you’re hesitant to introduce it into your home, try starting with one or two of these products and working from there. A sexy claw-foot tub, an inky midcentury pendant light, and shapely, textural bowls can all bring high style. Don’t be afraid of the dark.

Drummonds’ elegant Spey bathtub with scroll feet is a dreamy setting for a relaxing soak; from $8,950. drummonds.co.uk

Made in France, Apilco Reglisse dinnerware from Williams-Sonoma adds a dramatic flair to the tabletop; $132 for four dinner plates.williams-sonoma.com

The Symon sconce from Urban Electric Co. pairs a traditional silhouette with edgy black and gold finishes; $675. urbanelectricco.com

L’Objet’s Han canisters draw stylistic inspiration from ancient china; $250 and $350. l-objet.com

With its matte-black marble top and vintage silver base, the small-scale Chloe table from Arteriors is a perfect way to add a touch of drama; $840. arteriors.com

Sip tea in Japanese style from Susumu’s Susumuya tea mug; $42 from Mjolk. mjolk.ca

Vera Wang’s Polished Noir flatware for Wedgwood pairs a delicate silhouette with a rich black finish; $125 for a five-piece setting.wedgwood.com

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