Trendspotting: matt black is this season's dramatic look

Inject some drama into your bathroom, kitchen or living room with this season's matt black trend

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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.

Matt black painted wall with fireplace

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.

Matt black pendant light

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.

Matt black square tap

Daring dinnerware

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.

Matt black dinner set on a wooden table

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.

Matt black kettle

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.

Matt black freestanding bath

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.

Matt black grid shower screen in industrial-style bathroom

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.

Industrial-style matt black light with exposed bulb

Garden glamour

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

Matt black garden chair

Cool contrast

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

Table, chairs and bookshelf against matt black painted wall