The trend for black finishes in the home will be growing in significance in 2018. Last year several plumbing fixture manufacturers highlighted their beautiful new matte black faucets and showerheads. This year we will be seeing black used more frequently and on a wider variety of products— the color black is everywhere!
Walls and ceilings make a powerful visual impact in a room when painted black. Black window frames and black interior and exterior doors help continue that sensational, edgy feeling. Using this dark palette does not result in a dull, uninteresting space, rather it makes a bold statement that catches the eye.
A freestanding black soaking tub and a black vanity sink—created from stone, solid surface or acrylic— effect a sleek and sultry look in the bath. They are often accompanied by black vanities, black plumbing fixtures or decor that help strike a mood. In the kitchen, black stainless steel appliances are a huge trend.
Black limestone, black porcelain slabs, and black brick veneer create exciting textures on walls and floors. Brick veneer offers great flexibility since you can install it in a variety of patterns, such as herringbone, basket weave, or a straight pattern for a more traditional look. Set to become a big hit in 2018 are Moroccan-inspired black and white patterned tiles. They are used on floors and backsplashes, adding unique character to a space.
Also trending this year are medium shades of wood grain and warm metal tones. Gold, brass, bronze and copper provide a lively contrast to an inky black interior, invigorating the dark palette and making it feel more cozy. Subtly mixing different metal finishes in one space is definitely in style. These warm metal tones are catching on for plumbing fixtures, light fixtures, and cabinet hardware—even overtaking stainless steel and polished nickel in popularity. The red and orange hues and overall earthy feeling of copper is pleasantly new, different and refreshing. White surfaces also offer a striking contrast to the color black in an interior. A beautiful marble-look white countertop with dark gray veining would be incredibly chic.