Texture and glossy finishes are out, and matte is in, according to designers like Genevieve Gorder and John Douglas Eason. Especially matte black, which is spreading from the kitchen to the rest of the house.
Chalkboard paint exploded sometime around when Pinterest did, making it easy to find and easy on your budget. You don’t even have to draw on it, but hey, you’ve got the option.
2. Chalk-finish painted furniture
Chalk paint is paint with chalk added into it to give it a matte texture. This, too, has become popular on Pinterest, especially among DIYers and furniture refinishers.
To stay sleek, and fit the no-texture trend, choose something that hasn’t been aged or antiqued by sanding or any faux finishes. And consider using Hirshfield’s Cottage Paint.
3. Matte tiles
A creative and practical place to use matte? How about the bathroom. These matte blue tiles look great and work well with the glass blocks, for a cool, contemporary feel that also diffuses the light in the bathroom.
4. Flat matte cabinets
Flat, geometric cabinets run the risk of looking like plastic, but given a matte finish, they instantly look warm and earthy. This is another kitchen photo, but you could replicate this look with any slab cabinet doors.
5. Matte appliances
Some people feel this is where the trend started. Matte black appliances and contemporary white cabinets certainly create a sleek, chic look in the kitchen.
6. Matte black cars
The trend even stretches to cars. There are so many sleek, matte black cars that the internet is full of Tumblr blogs devoted to them. If that’s not proof of a trend, what is?
So, how might you incorporate matte into your home? Will you start with chalkboard paint, refinish some furniture, buy matte tile, or paint your car?
You can visit your favorite Hirshfield’s location in Minnesota, Wisconsin or North Dakota for design inspiration — although we may have a hard time helping you with the car!