Trend alert: how to add matt finishes to your home

Matt black kitchen

I personally love a good matt finish, be it on kitchen cabinets, roll top baths or bedroom walls – and matt finishes are right there at the top of this season’s trends list. No matter if you’re thinking of updating your kitchen, bedroom or bathroom (or fancy a change in all three), this trend has found a way to fit in with any room.

What do you say – are you in? Here are some tips on how you can welcome matt finishes in your home.

Kitchens 

The cabinets
Kitchens seems to be the hotspot for matt finishes, from cabinets and appliances to worktops and tiles. Cabinets can easily transform the entire design of a kitchen so, if you are thinking about renovating your kitchen, choose a unit in a dark shade – perhaps midnight blue or anthracite – in a matt finish. Go for a matt worktop, either in the same shade, white for contrast or wooden for a rustic touch, to tie the look together. 

Matt finishes

Choose a matt finish kitchen unit like B&Q‘s 8 units Artemisia matt midnight blue classic shaker, from £1,298.

The sink
For a super-cool touch, choose a matt black sink and tap – it will become a statement in your kitchen and I guarantee it will make washing dishes much more enjoyable. 

This one from Frontline Bathrooms withstands heat up to 280°C and is made of 80% quartz particles, which protects it against scratches and stains – a great addition to your kitchen. 

Sink and Tap in matt finishes

Choose the Sharduno 150i Quartz kitchen sink & drainer with stainless steel waste in black, £525, from Frontline Bathrooms for a statement look in your kitchen.

Tiles
Update your kitchen by laying matt black square tiles on your splashback. The porcelain Spellbound tiles from Walls and Floors can be used on both walls and floors, in kitchens or bathrooms. It might be worth mentioning that it could make cooking more challenging, as spatters will be more visible – but I think that having a statement splashback is definitely worth it.

Kitchen tiles

Create a sophisticated look with the Spellbound matt black 200×200 Tiles from Walls and Floors, £19.85 per sq m.

The dining table
There are so many option available for dining tables that it is impossible to not find one that fits your style. You can introduce this trend in your kitchen through Danetti’s farmhouse-style matt finish dining table and modern chairs – plus, it’s a six seater, so it’s perfect for when you will have guests over for dinner.

Dining table

Add a pop of colour in your kitchen with the Cleo matt powder blue and Finn 6 seater dining set, £449, Danetti.

The accessories
Swap your toaster and kettle with new, matt white ones – they will add a delicate touch and brighten your worktop. These gorgeous matt accessories with fine wooden accents and silver detailing will bring a contemporary feeling to your kitchen – noted, already on my wishlist.

Matt kettle and toaster

Introduce matt finishes through Dunelm‘s Contemporary 4 slice matt white toaster, £45, and the Contemporary 1.7L 3kW white jug kettle, £45.

Bedrooms

The wardrobe
Welcome this trend in your bedroom though a simple wardrobe in a neutral shade, which will smoothly blend in with your bedroom design, especially if it has a matt finish. This stylish matt wardrobe from Go Modern Furniture has a sleek and practical design to help you stay organised.

Wardrobe

Go Modern Furniture‘s Novamobili Alfa sustomised wardrobe, from £920, comes in matt and gloss lacquer – a great versatile wardrobe for your bedroom.

The dressing table
If you are like me and spend a long time at your dressing table, then make sure you find one in a matt finish that can be easily cleaned. This contemporary Barbican dressing table from MY furniture is made of smoked oak, with an oak veneer in a matt finish and a brushed stainless steel frame – what is more, the drawers provide plenty of storage space for your daily essentials.

Matt finish dressing table

Barbican dressing table, £359.99, from MY furniture, is also suitable to use as a desk or console table.

Décor
You can always give a quick refresh to your bedroom with décor. Why not add matt black pendant lights on each side of the bed for an industrial touch? You can upcycle old items with a couple coats of paint – for example, you can refresh your house plant pots with some colourful matt emulsion paint.  

Bathrooms

The bath
Is it true, or is it true, that a statement bath can always liven up a bathroom? For a luxurious look, choose a freestanding bath, colourful or achromatic depending on your bathroom’s aesthetic, in a matt finish.

Freestanding bath

Go with a bath with a matt finish such as the Victoria + Albert Baths Ios in matt white finish, £2,885, for an elegant look.

The shower
If you are restricted by space, then you can create a compact wetroom with a matt black showerhead, matching shower tray and a simple glass screen.

Go for a minimalism-inspired design and choose matt grey tiles with a brushed stone effect, for an authentic look – plus, you can match your flooring to your walls to give your bathroom a clean and elegant aspect. This simple, yet effective design will give you a spa-like feeling, and who doesn’t want that?

Tiles

Match your wall tiles to your flooring with the Evolution matt natural grey tiles, £30.99 per sq m, from Tile Mountain, for an elegant look.

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Featured image: iStock/ Bulgac

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