Both black and copper have crossed paths in home decorating trends in past decades, but many designers are juxtaposing matte finishes with shiny metals to create an eye-catching opposition.
Matte finishes are being used on walls, furniture, fixtures, and ceramics all over the house. A matte finish is being combined with metallics to create a striking contrast of sheens. The new matte finishes are represented in moody dark hues and pretty pastels (talk about varying contrasts). Matte black is especially raising eyebrows in the kitchen, where in recent years we opted for all white surfaces, stainless steel appliances and fixtures.
Matte black adds a contemporary contrast, while copper warms the dark hue up, playing well off each other. Here are a few ways to incorporate the hues:
It’s important to note while this color combo could promote elegance and sophistication, it should be used sparingly. Matte black can be challenging to keep clean, can look grim and visually shrink a room, while too much copper can actually make the room look cheap. So, find the perfect balance for your space and if you’re scared to adopt this trend use it in your smaller accessories that you can easily swap out when it goes out of style.
Consider reusing items around your home to create this high-end luxe modern look on a budget by doing it yourself using matte black and copper spray paint to refresh old items around your home including: lamps, frames or ceramics. Get creative!
What do you think about this color combination? I’d love to here from you, let me know in the comment section below if you’d ever try this trend in your home and if so, what room?