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If you’re looking for some on-trend bathroom inspiration, then matt black bathroom fixtures are hot right now! During The Bathroom Showroom’s recent visit to the KBB show, matt black was everywhere! From shower enclosures to flush plates, adding a dash of matt black to the bathroom can create a modern, contemporary, classy and elegant decor. But what exactly is it about this colour that draws so many people in when designing their dream bathroom, and just how easy is it to incorporate into your current decor? Here we dive into the bathroom trend that’s currently taking the industry by storm and show you how effortlessly it is to add matt black finishes to create a spectacular bathroom design.

What Is Matt Black?

Firstly, if you’re wondering what is the difference between matt black and black, the answer’s in the finish. The colour black on its own is a flat black with no glossy finishing. Yet, matt black offers just a hint of gloss, making it a satin black colour. 

Why Is Matt Black So Popular Right Now?

Matt black is undeniably a confident colour choice that creates a striking, sharp, dramatic effect. Yet, it can also be seamlessly added to simplify and complement your decor. This neutral colour contrasts well with many other colours particularly white, grey, and gold.
However, there are several other advantages when choosing matt black bathroom fixtures: 
  • Matt black does a fabulous job at hiding fingerprints! This makes it ideal for heavy traffic bathrooms and families.
  • Matt black is easier to maintain. This equals a reduced cleaning time!
  • Matt black is splashproof. This means it works well at hiding those unsightly watermarks.

How to Create the Look With Matt Black Bathroom Products 

Matt black finishes that work perfectly in a bathroom range from accessories, handles, and tiles to taps, shower enclosures, and towel rails. 

Start With Matt Black Bathroom Accessories

Many people make bathroom accessories a last-minute decision. But, such accessories can refresh, update and maximise your bathroom's current decor instantly. 
Matt black bathroom accessories offer balance in your bathroom design as you can use them as subtly or as boldly as you prefer. 
Perfect matt black accent additions, like the complete Hib AttoBlack collection, are on-trend and make a bathroom look beautiful. Finished in matt black, this is a high-quality range that includes towel rails, grab bars, toilet roll holders, robe hooks, toilet brushes with holders, and a wall-mounted soap dispenser and tumbler. 
Bathroom cabinet handles with matt black finishes are also fabulous ideas for adding flair to your bathroom. With a vast selection of shapes from the iflo Serino furniture collection, you're sure to find a style to suit including short to slimline and stunning curved profiles. 

Add Attractive Matt Black Bathroom Taps

Immensely popular right now are matt black taps. Whether added as bath taps or basin taps, matt black here offers a spectacular colour contrast to white furniture and works to draw the eye as a statement piece.
Matt black taps are also available in a range of styles to suit preferences, and offer practicality and functionality in their features. The result is an on-trend key feature.
The Methhven Amio tap is a monobloc basin mixer that is both smooth in looks and operation. For a superior Italian finish, the Abode Harmonie matt black tap collection boasts a simplistic minimalist design. Yet, if it’s something ambitious you’re after, then the Crosswater MPRO collection matt black wall mounted basin mixer or their exquisite matt black freestanding bath shower mixer are both showstoppers.

Install a Luxurious Matt Black Shower

Smart, sophisticated, and thoroughly modern, matt black showers are a sleek, attractive addition to any bathroom design. 
What's more, if you prefer to create your own style and aren't sure about going full matt black just yet, why not mix and match your shower range?
The Crosswater Mix and Match is a superb way of adding a matt black shower fixture into your bathroom or complementing it with a chrome brushed brass or steel effect. With the valve, trim set, showerhead and arm, shower kit, handset and hose, and waste all available to mix and match, this selection offers you complete control of your bathroom finishes here. 
Keep the Room Warm With Matt Black Towel Radiators
There's nothing more inviting than stepping out of the bath or shower to warm fluffy towels from a towel rail. What better way then to add a warm and cosy feel to a bathroom than with a matt black one that also works hard at adding instant style to the area?
Towel rails offer a traditional ladder-style or modern ladder-style, making them thoroughly practical but ultimately impressive statement pieces in any bathroom.
With sleek designs like the iflo Socorroiflo Santorini, and Towelrads Horton, all provide a matt black finish.
Incorporate Matt Black Wall Coverings
Whether a small area behind the toilet, a feature section around the basin, or large feature wall around the bath or shower area, bathroom tiles offer superb matt black additions.
A great place to start from and build in the matt black design or go all out on this trend here, The Bathroom Showroom has a massive range of high-quality tiles with spectacular matt black finishes.
Combining white with a natural matt black, the Devonshire range of tiles provides the wow factor through its distinctive and thoroughly creative design. A simple way of creating a matt black bathroom, this tile range works seamlessly as a wall and floor matt black pattern.

Add Some Shine With a Matt Black Mirror 

Finally, to finish off a fabulous matt black bathroom, why not add a bit of shine with a statement mirror? 
A focal part of the room, a large modern mirror placed above the basin catches the eye and, when provided with a hint of matt black, is guaranteed to complement your bathroom’s colour choice. 
The hib Solas matt black frame is a wonderful statement mirror with a thoroughly modern and contemporary design. Featuring a matt black frame with mirrored sides, this is an impressive bathroom fixture to begin your matt black accents bathroom journey. 

Adding Matt Black Finishes to Your Bathroom Couldn’t Be Easier

Effortless to update, and with so many bathroom collections expanding their ranges to meet demand, matt black is a fashionable, accessible, and cost-friendly bathroom choice. 
Whether you’re working on a new bathroom design or merely want some bathroom inspiration to add this trend into your current one, matt black is here to stay.
If you're looking for help selecting those best matt black fixtures and finishings, book an appointment with The Bathroom Showroom. Experts in all things bathrooms, we can help turn your dream bathroom into a reality.