Punctuate Your Home With Matte Black Finishes

If you’re looking for something different than the standard finishes for plumbing and lighting fixtures — something unique, slightly offbeat without seeming out of place — a matte black finish adds punctuation to nearly every design style without being too flashy.

This versatile finish is becoming more popular across all the leading brands in plumbing and lighting, and we’d like to showcase a few products here to give a sense of the modern, timeless look you can get with a matte black finish.

This streamlined geometric fixture makes a bold yet elegant statement above a simple wood table in this modern dining room.

“Black finishes in lighting, plumbing fixtures and hardware add instant sophistication to a room,” says Monique Gorda, a partner and designer at Canterbury Homes in the Edmonton area. Canterbury has been a member of Robinson Lighting & Bath’s designer community since 1999. The community is a great source of inspiration and knowledge when it comes to incorporating timeless trends with Robinson’s wide range of high-quality lighting and plumbing products.


Industrial Black

This sculptural piece by Artcraft adds a sleek black touch to all the intriguing textures in this industrial loft style living room. Black fixtures are versatile and can match any room design. They also mix well with other finishes in fixtures and accessories. “You don’t have to do all one finish in each room or through the house,” says Gorda. “For a timeless look, you can and should mix and match warm fixtures, including matte black, brushed golds and copper, with more traditional, cooler metals such as stainless steel and chrome. A masterful mix of finishes throughout is what creates a layered final product.”


Minimalist Black

The Brynne Pendant is Scandinavian minimalism at its finest. It comes in matte black or flat white, with either chrome or burnished brass fitters to allow customization of mixed metals. This fixture is also available in LED, short for “light-emitting diode,” a low-energy, low-heat option that is a big shift in the lighting world. LED lights are up to six times more efficient than incandescent bulbs. For more information on LED lighting, see our Expert Advice post “Is it Worth Switching to LED Lighting?” here.


Black Punctuation

This matte black Kohler faucet set makes a bold and chic statement. Paired with black cabinet hardware, it elevates and punctuates this kitchen’s neutral colour scheme.


Basin Black


Learn more about lighting and plumbing fixtures for your home and find out how the experts at Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre can help you incorporate black finishes into your home in a way you will love for the long term. Decorating and renovations can be stressful, but it’s our goal to make it as simple, easy and fun as possible. Call or visit your local showroom to find out more.