Back in Black: High-Impact Accents for Your Home

Back in Black: High-Impact Accents for Your Home

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Nancy Mitchell
Jan 26, 2015
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Black is... well, it's the new black. It's the perfect way to add a little contrast and depth to minimal interiors, and it's cropping up everywhere. From staircases to bathrooms to kitchens, black — especially in deep, glossy shades — is back.

Above: silky black doors and railings in the home of a Swedish stylist, spotted on Fashion Squad.

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Glossy black doors and trim, in a home from Bruynzeel Deuren.

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Black fixtures, hardware, and a tub in an Australian home from Nordic Design.

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A black bannister coordinates with a black accent wall in an interior from Emmas Designblogg.

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A high-contrast kitchen from Bolig, with black cabinets, a black faucet, and freestanding black cabinets for displaying dishes.

Glossy black railings, trim and wainscoting in a home by The Brooklyn Home Company.

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A black Smeg — what could be better? Spotted on SF Girl by Bay.

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Black subway tiles in a home from The Countryphiles.

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A black staircase in a Greek home from Yatzer.

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A glossy black fireplace spotted on Desire to Inspire.

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A black clawfoot tub provides some lovely contrast in the bathroom of a Brooklyn home spotted on Martha Stewart.

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Another Brooklyn home, from Design Sponge.

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A glossy black railing adds interest to a hallway in a São Paulo hostel, spotted on Yatzer.

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Black is equally nice in the bathroom — as evidenced by this space from Apartment 34.

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