Photography Credit: Stacy Zarin Goldberg

A common misconception when it comes to decorating interiors is that black-hued elements—from painted walls, to textiles and appliances, will result in a dark and gloomy atmosphere. Not so, say the experts. In fact, black is not only frequently used as a neutral but it can also serve to add some alluring drama and sophistication. Case in point, the unexpectedly bright and airy kitchen in architect Carmel Greer’s ultra-chic D.C. home. Black marble countertops with bold veining complemented by black penny tiles on either side of the island, an eye-catching black backsplash, as well as our matte-black-and-gold 42” Refrigerator, and, contrary to preconceived notions, the kitchen could not look more inviting.

While a totally different aesthetic, this uber-cool wine room gets its appeal from the striking aesthetic our undercounter and full-sized wine appliances convey—all showcased in a matte black and lit from within by our proprietary ambient Trulumina lighting. The room exudes coziness and a sense of conviviality. It’s a place where family and friends will frequently want to gather—the calming and relaxing ambiance is a far cry from most people’s immediate reaction to the idea of designing with darker hues. Black tie it is!

Photography by Cain Thevenot

It’s impossible to express how much we love this swanky bar in a family’s Louisiana home. From a mirrored antiqued gold glass backsplash that reads as silver, to the mix of smooth and fluted black-toned cabinetry and metal hardware, the beautifully contrasted designs make it impossible to look (and stay) away. Our Undercounter Clear Ice Machine and our Undercounter Beverage Centers, both showcased in matte black and gold—add the perfect finishing touch to the glam-as-can-be, all-black bar.