Is black really the new go-to when it comes to surface design? The answer is YES! Interior designers have gotten bold, adventuring out of the ultra-clean, purely white look we’ve all grown to love to embrace contrast wherever possible. And that means black—EVERYWHERE in your home!
But don’t worry. If you’re not a fan of the dark side, white isn’t going out of style; it’s just taking a backseat this season (and for the foreseeable future), serving more so as a complement to black tile, floors, and you guessed it, countertops!
But why is black such a big deal, and why should you make the switch? We wondered the same, so we did our research, and this is what top designers have to say:
Black never went out of style! To steal a phrase from the fashion industry, “Black is the new black,” and it always will be! There’s a reason you never throw out your old black coat or replace your black boots—You just don’t need to! Black is timeless. Not only is it classic, but it’s edgy, elegant, and conservative all at once. It’s eye-catching yet neutral, striking yet understated. It has a little something for everyone—even for the traditionalists who typically stick to earth tones.
Black is versatile. Incorporating black into your home won’t require you to update your furnishings, rugs, or art because black goes with nearly every color scheme and room aesthetic. Don’t want to replace your beloved wood floors? Don’t! Black tile is one of the best ways to work in black this season as it flows perfectly into kitchens, bathrooms, outdoor areas, and more. From high-glass designs to matte slate and fun textures, it’s hard not to find black tile that will work for you and your style. For homes where wood, cream, white, or grey color palettes are already prominent, installing black quartz countertops in addition to tiles is an easy way to take the look and feel of your home to the next level.
Black makes a statement. Everyone loves a good marble floor, and right now, black marble is all the craze. Black, when used as flooring, lays an impressive design foundation, anchoring any room with a distinctive, sleek appearance that can only be enhanced by decor. Similarly, black countertops, backsplashes, and tile walls (especially in bathrooms) add a sense of originality and drama that other colors cannot. Step into a room with prominent black features, and immediately experience an air of sophistication and class.
Black brightens and lengthens any room! A common misconception is that using darker colors in a room inevitably darkens the atmosphere altogether. This isn’t true, in particular when it comes to shiny, glossy surfaces such as marble floors, granite countertops, and tile! These surfaces will actually reflect light, making the room appear more open and bright. And, due to the contrast created by the black, your decorations will pop even more! But that’s just some of what dark stones can do. Aside from popular belief, black walls can make a room seem bigger when done correctly. For example, use black stone on the back wall of a bathroom (e.g. in a shower), and the wall will appear to recede, lengthening the perception of space.
Oh, and maybe most importantly: Black surfaces are easy to clean and keep that way! Just think grout lines on white tile versus black. Enough said.
So, are you ready to make the switch? By selecting black stone in your home or office space, you really can’t go wrong! For more info about how TCF can help you with your next project, contact our team or come by our showroom today!