Bold décor finishes take a cue from the fashion runways
(NC)—With bold black and white hues dominating runways for Spring 2013, there's no denying the impact on home décor trends. Despite common reservations about the colour, black has the ability to warm spaces and add a sense of sophistication to any room.
Progressive homeowners are embracing various avenues to incorporate black into their homes, such as painting interior doors, which adds warmth to any hallway or entryway. For those seeking a more subtle route, an accent wall or bold-patterned wallpaper with black elements can easily be outfitted in any room. Black chalkboard paint in the kitchen is also a fun way to keep note of weekly schedules and meal plans or to share notes with the family. Still feeling uneasy? Why not opt for an accent piece of furniture such as a pair of ottomans or a mirror with black detailing?
Moving into the kitchen and bath space, smoky subway tiles or dark grout is also stepping into the spotlight. Recent trade shows in Europe and the U.S. showcased black as a leading trend in faucets, which begs the question, are stainless steel appliances on the way out? In After Stainless, Now What? the Wall Street Journal took a look at what's next for major appliance manufacturers. With glossy white and black glass reigning as top picks, there is no question that stainless steel is taking a backseat to more contemporary finishes.
A black finish can dramatically change the way a contemporary design looks in the kitchen or bath. A fresh alternative to wrought iron and dark bronze, it pairs beautifully with various sink and countertop colour options. Look for the matte black finish on the Venuto and Solna kitchen faucets and the Jason Wu for Brizo Odin Bath Collection for a fresh take on this look.
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