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I’ll take mine black, please

From space-defining black window frames to darkly dramatic bed linen to staircases in coal-black steel and clear glass, the nighttime colour now rules among design’s cool kids. And no wonder — inky, edgy, and classic, hits of black combine a crisp modernity with just the right touch of formality.

Design by Lisa Canning Photography by Michael LaFond

Black bath and kitchen fixtures are an easy, affordable short-cut to sophisticated style. I’ve been loving the look since designer Lisa Canning  added black door hardware and a black touch-activated Trinsic faucet from Delta  to a laundry redo I undertook a few years ago. My wall treatment is simple, but I’ve since seen the same fixture work beautifully against a   curvy or colour-heavy print.

This lave set is from Delta’s cool and curvy Trinsic collection

Delta’s new collection expands the options for adding a sculptural black element to kitchen, bath, and shower, as well as laundry and mud rooms. Strong geometric shapes are signature looks in the Zura line.

For a more sculptural look, there’s the Esque kitchen faucet, whose sweeping curves add a refined grace note.  The Tommy and Essa fixtures also feature classic, simple lines, while the new Ara line reflects a clean angularity that’s surprisingly versatile. In all cases, the matte finish seems to elevate the design to another level of chic.finish.

Trinsic paper holder

One of the secrets of making black work is repetition. So whether it’s by adding black towel hooks or toilet roll holders to the bathroom or black hardware to laundry room cupboards and cabinets, black is best when used as recurring punctuation point. And when it’s used consistently throughout the home, it creates a sense of design cohesion — almost like having the perfect little black dress in every room.



This post is sponsored by Delta. They have not reviewed is contents and opinions are – you guessed it – all mine.

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