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Black is back

And by deep and dark, they mean black. Jet black. Coal black. Inky black. Why? Black is dramatic. Black is dynamic. Black can be dazzling, too—even when it’s limited to accent features, including countertops, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, or cabinetry hardware. (After all, not everyone’s ready to sign off on a black-tile wall or perimeter cabinets dressed in glossy black paint.)

So if the new or existing kitchen just needs a bit of drama, rock that trend for deep, dark colors by adding black accents. Take this kitchen by interior designer, Lauren Smyth, for example. Its classic white Shaker-style cabinets get a fashion-forward boost with matte black hardware. From Hardware Resources’ Jeffrey Alexander Lyon Collection, these knobs and cup pulls in a Matte Black finish offer stylish contrast against the white backdrop, tied in with the black countertops for a stunning result.

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