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How to Use Black Matte in the Interiors

Black has always been synonymous with sophistication and resonates to bring a timeless and polished appearance. The automotive, fashion and cosmetics industries have been using this colour with a matte finish to give an edgy and creative look. Now the interior industry has welcomed the matte black colour for home decor and appliances. Ar. Robin Sisodiya, Principal Architect and Founder of ASRO Arcade, shared with SURFACES REPORTER (SR) the tips to incorporate black matte into the interiors  Have a wonderful read:

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Matty finishes have taken interiors to a new level of refinement. Black matter has a dramatic stylish effect that brings a necessary grounding experience to the room. Black finishes in the background is powerful to have great impact if used in a thoughtful and smart finishes on a counter top can strike lasting impressions and give a chic look. Pairing it with metallic touches adds an ultra-modern character and offers different visual layers to the eye. Using black tiling on the floor and walls give a royal elegance to the space and provides a relaxing retreat. 

A Pop of Colour to All-Black Theme 

Providing an all-black look to the room along with a pop of colour makes the room stand out entirely on its own accord.


An accent wall of matte grey with hanging pendants provide a highlight to where one should look as seen in this bar in this Onyx Residence designed by Ar. Robin Sisodiya.


Addition of black countertop and floor tile gives the room a bold feel while still looking majestic. 

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A Touch of Wood and Metallic 

Following up black floor tiles with textures and different accent walls add a layer to the room and makes the space look dynamic while giving minimal effects.


Coupling the textured space with wood and metallic touches end up giving a certain depth and can make the room be perceived larger. 

Using black finishes for console tables keeps the area highlighted as a whole. Metallic finishes and soft grey or beige colours accentuate the room striking an impeccable poise between the contrasting hues.

Break the Monotony by Incorporating Green

Incorporating textured black finishes to the balcony or covered verandah tends to bring out the green of the plants, highlighting them just right. Since it is used on the outdoors, matte finish helps to hide surface faults on the wall as the light does not reflect light.

Accessorising with contrasting colours of the pot  and the vivid greens give the right break to the dominant monotony of the black colour. 

Contrasting Colours and Ample Lighting

Using black accessories for cushion covers and latticed cabinets aids to make the room look more dramatic and approachable. With ample lighting and the balance of soft creams and browns makes the room look for regalia.  


Black can be easily incorporated into any room and bring in style. Whether it is a geometric patterned rug, sleek smart furniture or an elegant headboard to a console table, black matte can bring in boldness to the room in a fun dynamic way. 


Text Courtesy: Robin Sisodiya, Principal Architect and Founder of ASRO Arcade

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