Matte Black Hardware | A Trend That Defies Going Out of Fashion

Matte Black Hardware | A Trend That Defies Going Out of Fashion

Matte black hardware is a timeless look.

Many homeowners are keen to incorporate this luxury finish into various aspects of their home, from adding a sophisticated touch to their kitchen and living room spaces to enhancing their bathroom and utility aesthetic.

In our blog, we’re uncovering why this classic signature look will never go out of style:

Enhance Your Kitchen Aesthetic | Matte Black Hardware 

Matte black hardware continues to be a popular trend for kitchen aesthetics.

When putting the finishing touches to your home, it's essential to enhance the overall aesthetic by selecting complementary components that align with your existing theme.

For instance, adopt a modern farmhouse style consisting of clean lines and sleek design by contrasting a simple white cabinet with elegant matte black hardware. The juxtaposition of colours creates a captivating display thanks to the striking comparison between neutral backgrounds and darker detailing.

The fresh white of the cabinets will emulate a blank canvas, opening up your kitchen space. By installing black hardware you can add depth and character, bestowing a subtle yet assertive focal point.

Looking at your kitchen as a whole, your hardware finishes are pivotal to the kind of aesthetic you want to convey, so why not explore a range of
hardware finishes to best match your kitchen style?

The Benefits of Matte Black Hardware 

At Henry Blake Hardware, our commitment lies in offering nothing but the finest for our clients, that’s why we’re exploring the benefits of choosing matte black in comparison to chrome, nickel or brass.

By common consensus, black goes with everything – from timber, white, and blue, to darker shades and pastel tones. So, if you want to alter the look of your room, changing your hardware finish and opting for a matte black can transform the overall appearance, and inject a new, charming aesthetic.

Similarly, if you regularly change the style, colour or theme of your home, matte black hardware will complement each style individually; saving you on cost, time and labour, without impacting the finished result.

Overall, black matte hardware incorporates a show-stopping statement in your home, providing an aura of elegance and sophistication, without going overboard.

If you’re concerned about the durability and gleam of your hardware, black matte is resistant to stains and fingerprints, which other style finishes like chrome are prone to, ensuring both longevity and lustre in the years to come.

Exterior and Interior Designs 

Matte black hardware can be implemented into all aspects of your home, from the front door to the back door and everything in between.


Consider adopting a quiet luxury design to elevate your style and create a striking appearance throughout your home.

Swap your flashy tones for a more earthy and neutral hue, which can employ an elegant and calm environment, concentrating on high-quality furnishings in comparison to maximalist fittings.

This will enhance the overall look and feel of your home, cultivating a luxurious living environment that embodies tranquillity, simplicity, and sustainable elegance.


Although matte black is a popular hardware finish for interior designs, such as kitchen cabinets, living room handles and bedroom aesthetics, no rule says matte black hardware can’t be used outside too.

Doing so gives you the opportunity to leave a lasting impression on passers-by. For instance, a distinctive black matte handle adorning your front door sets the stage for a timeless finish, while offering a beguiling sneak peek of the elegant interior that no doubt lies beyond.

Explore Different Types of Matte Black Hardware 

There are several styles and shapes to choose from when deciding your final touches.

Typically, our plated finishes offer a more minimalistic appeal with a durable type of finish, while our
cabinet hardware options include knobs, pulls, edge pulls and more.

At Henry Blake Hardware, we recognise that choosing the perfect match for your home is difficult to visualise from photos alone.

That’s why we’ve made it easier than ever for you to explore our hardware options on our website. Now, you can
request a sample of a hardware finish and physically experiment with your personal style helping to ensure you find what truly suits your taste.

How to Clean Matte Black Hardware 

Once you’ve chosen your matte black hardware, you’ll want to maintain its pristine look for as long as possible.

To keep their polished appearance, clean them with either a damp cloth or soapy water on a weekly basis to enhance the gleam of your hardware.

If you’d like to find out more about our black matte hardware finishes and how to incorporate this signature look into your chosen aesthetic, please don’t hesitate to
contact a member of our team today.

Alternatively, why not read our previous blog to
discover our latest kitchen designs for 2024?

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