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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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