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     At Strobel Design Build, we are always up to date on the next big design trend. Since the beginning of 2017, we’ve noticed an increasing amount of matte appliances on the market, specifically matte black. After checking out these appliances and doing research on how people have incorporated them into their homes, we’ve decided this clean-cut look has our heart. We have a feeling that this design trend is going to withstand the test of time.

     We’ve found the matte black trend has mostly been utilized in the kitchen area, since there is so much opportunity for it. Imagine redesigning your kitchen to include a matte finish on bigger kitchen appliances, such as sinks, refrigerators, and cabinets.  Compliment your white or marble countertops with these fresh products to give your kitchen the modern redesign you’ve always wanted. Matte has a way of removing all the other distractions of the product, such as its gloss or sheen, so an individual can focus solely on the product itself. It is an unique way to add contrast and depth to an all-white kitchen, or a traditional glossy and lustrous design.

     If you fall in love with this trend after incorporating bigger matte appliances, think about adding smaller appliances too, such matte coffee makers, pots, pans, toasters, microwaves, plates, and bowls. Kitchen Aid offers a wide variety of stainless steel appliances that will help you go bold with this new look.

     Although the kitchen area seems to dominate the matte scene, we’ve noticed that dining rooms and bathrooms have hopped on board, too. Cambria Matte offers the same high performance quality of its other finishes, but now has a non-porous matte look, meaning there is no surface soiling and it does not require sealing. Check out the difference between Cambria High Gloss and Cambria Matte on the dining room table above. The matte dining room table, in our opinion, has a much more avant garde feel to it. Change is in the air with summer quickly approaching, so why not change up your dining room too?

     The possibilities are endless when it comes to bathroom remodeling. Whether you first saw matte black incorporated into a hotel bathroom, or the bathroom of a restaurant, you were likely intrigued by how contemporary and luxurious it made the bathroom feel. We love the matte faucet look, and Kohler is now expanding its products to include matte sinks and bathroom fixtures as well. Why keep all the matte indoors? Consider adding a matte black front door to compliment your interior matte accents. If you’re up for a DIY project, you can even paint the door yourself.

Overall, the matte design trend is here to stay. If you are interested, don’t just stick to the kitchen, incorporate this new trend all over your home for an elegant feel! These appliances are just as durable–if not more durable–than your former glossy appliances.


Call us at 727-321-5588 to schedule an appointment or email for more information on how to incorporate this trend into your home! We look forward to meeting you.