I know, potentially old news? I just finished up a design board for a client and have since fallen in love even more than I thought was possible with all things matte black. I loved it before, but I realized just how good it is, especially with brass.
Brass is obviously what’s hot right now. But what about after you have your main brass piece? Say a brass mirror or brass faucet? What finish for everything else? Odds are you won’t be able to find a brass mirror AND faucet that are the same brass, and I don’t know about you, but different brass finishes just kind of hurt. SO close but too close to be intentionally off….
Matte black is a good friend to brass. It competes with the brass but not in a way that’s distracting. It’s like “we’re both good, and we’re going to work together”. It obviously doesn’t NEED brass, as matte black and some natural wood and textures is so so good, but if you’re wanting to add a little more to the mix, brass and matte black are good together. I know you already know that. But here is proof.
And here’s that design plan I just sent over to a client (the modern TV room client).
mirror | wallpaper | faucet | a-line wall storage | acrylic towel holder | acrylic toilet paper holder | matte black soap dish | matte black tray | matte black toilet brush | gold trashcan | marble flooring (cut in 3″x12″ pieces, laid in herringbone pattern)
The wallpaper has been installed and the flooring has been laid. I put this design together around the wallpaper and flooring. The client wanted to keep the existing sink but wants to add a new faucet.
Are you into matte black and brass in the bathroom? I really think that if/when brass starts to die out that matte black will be there to swoop up the competition. Although there’s no need for competition here. Both options are wonderful, and especially together.