This season's interior shows were all about statements, from mix-and-match metallics to blush pink bathrooms. The prevailing trend, however, found everywhere from kitchens to dining rooms, was matt black.
From cutlery and tableware to furniture, fittings and wall colours, it's time to go dark. Read on for our pick of the best products out there right now.
Paint it black
Stray away from play-it-safe walls and make a statement with matt black paint. This bold colour works as a feature wall or as an all-over room colour - perfect for larger spaces like your living or dining room. Embellish with metallic touches for added glamour. Estate emulsion paint in off-black, £45 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball.
Light and shade
If your budget only stretches to a few small changes, consider investing in a new pendant light. This curved style works in a classic room scheme as much as it does an industrial theme. Muuto Grain black pendant lamp, £109, Amara.
Sleek and chic
Chrome taps tire easily when everyone has them. Stray away from metallics and dare to go bold with matt black fixtures and fittings. This sleek square tap is a great contemporary update to your bathroom. Mode Spencer square black basin mixer tap, £129, Victoria Plum.
Looking for an easy update? Treat yourself to a new dinnerware set. The perfect pairing for any dining room, this tableware range is sleek, stylish and simple. George Home liquorice tableware range, from £6 for a set of four bowls, Asda.
Brew up a storm
Kitchen appliances don't need to be boring. Mix and match with this matt black kettle: the contemporary curved style and stand-out shade is accentuated with metallic touches that tie it in with your other products. De'Longhi Distinta jug kettle in black, from £84.99, John Lewis.
Bathe in style
Have you seen? Matt black is every bathroom designer's palette of choice this season, and this statement freestanding bath is no exception. Thanks to a combination of traditional style and contemporary colour, it's a must-have for any bathroom. Geminus black bath, from £1591, Albion Bath Company.
Back to black
We told you black was back. Take a page out of Frontline's book and go all-out with black shower heads, screens and even furniture - there's no such thing as too much. Aquaglass+ Velar 8mm Black Framed Walk-In Enclosure, £495; Velar Black Basin Mixer, £145; Structure 1200mm unit in oak with ceramic basin, £1,025, all Frontline Bathrooms.
Light your way
If you're still not sure about the matt black trend, test the waters with this ultra-modern desk lamp. Shaped from a simple curved base with an exposed bulb, it's a simple but stylish introduction to the season's most daring trend. Celio black table lamp, £55, Oliver Bonas.
Your garden might not be the first place you turn to when it comes to this trend, but matt black furniture will make a stand-out feature against the greens and florals of the outdoors. Paris stacking armchair in volcano/black, £149, Bridgman.
Balance out a deep-black wall with lighter shades like this stunning roomset. Lighter-coloured furniture topped with dark surface colours brighten the room without taking away from its depth. Oxford painted dining furniture collection, from £175 for twin slat dining chair, Painted Furniture Company.