5 Tips for Decorating With Black Stainless Steel Appliances

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Black has been making major waves in the interior design scene this year, and it doesn't look like it's going anywhere in 2018. From bathrooms to kitchens, the inky hue is infusing all kinds of spaces with fresh, trendy vibes, and one of our favorite integrations of all is most definitely the black stainless steel appliances we're seeing everywhere. But as much as we love this trend, it's not the easiest to apply. This striking color packs a big punch, so you want to add it carefully and thoughtfully to avoid overwhelming your design. Fortunately, the five tips below will help you do just that.

1. Create cohesion with details.

One of the easiest ways to ensure your black appliances don't become overbearing is to integrate details in a matching hue. The black fixtures, furniture, and door trim pictured here work wonders to create calming cohesion.

2. Go big and go home.

There's no rule that says you can't match everything to your black appliances. In fact, an all-black-everything kitchen is incredibly on trend at the moment; not to mention impossibly chic. So don't be afraid to play with it in abundance.

3. Achieve trendy and timeless with black and white.

If you're not sure what colors to use to enhance your inky appliances, then white might be the solution you've been looking for. Black and white is a unique combination that feels very of-the-moment while retaining a timeless quality that'll keep your space looking fresh for years to come.

4. Add a little sheen.

Shiny metals become dazzling when set against a black backdrop, so consider adding a few metallic enhancements to your design. Chrome, copper, and brass (a super hot trend right now) are a few choices that will make your look all the more magical.

5. Bring in some color-blocking

Color-blocking has the ability to make an already-striking color even more so. This stunning space's color-blocked design uses black as a grounding weight on the lower half of the space while white up above uplifts the entire design, keeping things light and airy.

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.

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