This Is the Sleek Planter Trend You’re About to See Everywhere

updated May 26, 2021
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Terracotta is hardly groundbreaking when it comes to pots and planters. But, swap the signature rust shade for a sleek black finish and — voilà — you instantly have a home for your herbage that doubles as contemporary decor, both indoors or out. And depending on the hues of your houseplants, a black terracotta pot means instant cool color contrast — let those leaves pop, baby! (Just one quick tip: Be wary of putting these planters in overly sunny spots, since the darker hue tends to absorb excess heat.)

From functional pots to pretty flower vases, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite dark-toned terracotta (or lookalike) finds. Each piece feels particularly on-trend, but also timeless and evergreen enough to see your plants and flowers through their (hopefully lengthy) life cycles.

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Pottery Barn

Intricate painted details set this terracotta planter collection apart from the rest. Available in a handful of sizes and shapes (including bowls and cylinders), they’re perfect for showing off your favorite flowers and succulents.

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The gravelly, textured look has never felt cooler — especially for indoors. Oh, and did you catch the price? For less than $10, you have the ultimate organic-meets-edgy planter to dress up your nightstand or coffee table (or both).

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Williams Sonoma

Classic glazed terracotta, meet black tone and ribbed details. With a drainage hole, assortment of sizes, and even white variations, these planters were made for mixing and matching all over the exterior of your home.

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You’d never know this vase actually has a glass base, thanks to a faux matte terracotta finish. Sizable enough to fit a stem or two, it screams minimalist statement maker. Bonus: If you’re on the fence about what blooms to put inside, for just a few extra dollars, you can customize your order to add eucalyptus, lavender, wheat, and more.

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Although it’s stoneware, you can’t go wrong with a classic black planter and saucer combo. Created by New York-based artist Judy Jackson, this piece boasts a unique, handmade allure that you (and your plants) will love.

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This oven-baked planter looks sleek, simple, and somewhat Scandinavian. It comes in 6.5- and 7.5-inch sizes based on your greenery needs, plus has a sizable drainage hole.

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With 20.25 inches of height and a drainage hole, this modern piece is made for your patio (it’s indoor-friendly, too!). It comes in seven other sizes (including one even taller), so you can bring home the cool textured look.