You heard it here first, folks. From dark, brooding walls to luxe, tailored appliances, one thing is certain on the home front this season: Matte black is the new black. Below, all the surprising places this timeless hue is taking shape.

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Kitchenaid

Small Appliances

When KitchenAid debuted this internet-breaking number early last spring, it indicated a chic departure from the all-white kitchen, and was a far cry from the pastel version that probably graced your wedding registry. 

KitchenAid Limited Edition Stand Mixer ($1,000)

matte black fridge
LG

Large Appliances

On the refrigerator front, stainless steel is out. (OK, fine. It’s not out, but it’s certainly not edgy.) The new look: black matte stainless, baby.

LG Matte Black Stainless Steel refrigerator (coming soon)

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PPG

Paint

Neutral yet statement-making, multidimensional blacks (see: PPG’s color of the year) are top of mind when it comes to painting doors, walls and everything in between. 

PPG paint in Black Flame (price upon inquiry)

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Fireclay Tile

Tile

Move over, white subway. This fall, cool tiled surfaces are making like a tuxedo and going for a high-end, black tie look.

Fireclay Tile tile in ‘Chainlink Femme’  (from $28/ft)

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Fred Segal for CB2

Lighting

We especially love the juxtaposition of black light fixtures against bright bulbs.

Fred Segal for CB2 black pendant light ($199)

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Moen

Hardware

And lest we forget, the trend that started it all: Black-out faucets, showerheads, towel bars and the like are only picking up more steam this season.

Moen Handheld Shower ($524) 

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