Magazine article Sunset

The Deep End

Magazine article Sunset

The Deep End

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Our vote for makeover hue of the moment: matte black. The bold design choice is also surprisingly versatile, finding a range of expression in elements from furniture to faucets. Below, the Keystone tile collection from Waterworks brings drama to the kitchen. It's just one of seven new ways to embrace the dark side this season.


Keystone Decorative Field Tile Domino in Vulcan, $60/sq. ft.;


"Black can be classic, modern, and edgy all at once," says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams ( For a fresh spin on the dark and moody trend, she suggests Caviar (SW 6990), a sophisticated hue with subtle softness, or Tricorn Black (SW 6258, above), the brand's most popular color in the category. "When paired with a matte finish," says Wadden, "the effect is stunning."


Hygge & West's two-tone play on a Southwestern textile makes a memorable statement in an entry hall. Laundry Studio Diamonds in black, $140/roll; hyggeandwest. …

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