Top Design Ideas for Incorporating Matte Black Accents in Your Home

By Toll Brothers 2 minute read

Last updated on October 22nd, 2021

Simple yet impactful, matte black is a trending color accent that can elevate your living space and convey an elegance often seen in luxury décor. Its versatile tone adapts to various design styles, making it the perfect accent for your new home. 

Matte black is a lusterless or satin pigment applied to fixtures and finishes throughout the home. Designers spot this hue in lighting fixtures and fans, cabinet finishes, accent walls, furniture pieces, and interior and exterior architectural elements such as a grand staircase, exterior siding, or window trim. It’s a grounding element that fuses well with the relaxed tones of boho chic, the bold simplicity of contemporary, or the many traits of a mixed design style. 

Discover our top matte black design ideas for an effortless and sophisticated look you’ll love. 


Popular Matte Black Design Ideas for Your Kitchen or Bathroom

When designing your new Toll Brothers home and selecting design options from our Design Studio, you can add matte black to many areas of your kitchen or bathroom décor. Select faucets, lighting fixtures, tile, door surrounds, or hardware for a finishing touch that carries an urban edge. Or choose backsplashes, countertops, or appliances that hold this dramatic look for a strikingly inclusive design. 


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Mix and match your kitchen island hue with seating or cabinetry for a stunning aesthetic that leaves an impression, or subtly incorporate a matte black feature for an understated, sophisticated effect. 


Enhance your Interior Design Style with Matte Black Accents

Modern farmhouse or transitional styles also work well with a splash of matte black. This accent color can effectively revive or transform your interior design seasonally or year after year. Its industrial vibe also provides the perfect modernity to your home, offering both luxury and comfort.  


Interior and Exterior Matte Black Architectural Elements 

The dark-hued pigment is often added to staircases, railings, or spindles in an architectural application that provides a primary focal point and highlights a stunning design.

Interior design experts are inspired by exterior architecture and pull the outside in, from matte black mullions, roofing, and siding to interior modern light fixtures in hallways, sleek trim around photographs, or fireplace surrounds, to create a breath of elegance. Home offices, mudrooms, and flex spaces are also among the top areas to incorporate this refined element.


Whether you’re looking to design your new home, update your décor with fine details, or entirely remodel your current property, matte black is a popular option that offers versatility for homeowners. It creates a lasting impression and forms to any space. For more inspirational ideas on décor, visit our design page on Build Beautiful.

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Toll Brothers, an award-winning FORTUNE 500 company founded in 1967, is the nation's leading builder of luxury homes. Embracing an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service, Toll Brothers currently builds in 24 states nationwide, and is a publicly owned company with its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TOL). 2021 marks the 10th year Toll Brothers has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies® list. Toll Brothers also has been honored as national Builder of the Year by BUILDER magazine, and was twice named national Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine.

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