Black Finishes: A Timeless Trend

Black pendant lights over kitchen island

Guest Post iconToday, our vendor Kichler Lighting shares a timeless trend to help cast the perfect glow in any home.

Black is on trend as the new neutral! But really, did it ever go out of style? It’s a classic that can make a dramatic statement or simply complement its surroundings. What the little black dress is to a wardrobe, a black finish is to home décor. It works beautifully with what’s trending, like saturated colors and earth tones, and it can be an integral part of any style. From lighting fixtures to faucets and hardware to appliances, black finishes bring a refined and elegant look to your home. 

Black fixtures in an owner's bath

Complement Most Décor Styles

Black finishes can complete your art deco or vintage look. Or they can be avant-garde or 1930s-inspired. They can also bring a timeless feel to your contemporary décor, like Kichler’s Capitol Hill chandelier. A light fixture with a black finish can even add unpolished authenticity to your modern farmhouse style. Even small accents like dishes, plant stands and curtain rods with black finishes can bring eye-catching sophistication.

Black light fixtures n a kitchen

Mix and Match

Black is so classic because it’s not warm, but it’s not cold. It can be dramatic or elegantly subdued. Another great option is to try mixing black finishes with other metals, from chrome to brushed nickel, bronze and everything in between. Black hardware and faucets with bronze lighting fixtures create a luxe look that’s warm and welcoming.

Owner's bedroom with black ceiling fan

Goes with Everything

Black can pair with white for a stunning contrast or even with a rich color for a luxe look. For example, Kichler’s Birkleigh pendants with their simple geometric pattern and etched glass would add drama to a dining room. Or, want to give a powder blue bath some stopping power? Put black-finish sconces on the wall and go with black-finish hardware. Patterns, textures, and natural materials also work beautifully with black finishes. Think at-home spa or Italian-inspired outdoor space.