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There are a few guarantees in this world, but there is one thing you can always count on: Black will never go out of style. The dark shade may seem intimidating when it comes to home design, but this season, the inky hue adds depth and texture to every surface imaginable (not to mention, three paint companies named black the 2018 color of the year).

Not sure where to start? Here are 15 small ways to bring black into your home.

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Chiaroscuro by Alexander McQueen, The Rug Company, from $5,940

A timeless floral pattern is juxtaposed against the deep black background on this luxe wool embroidered rug by Alexander McQueen that will set the stage and make a statement in any room. 

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Courtesy of Areaware

Reality Coil Rope Bowl by Areaware, Burke Decor, $48

Your everyday bowl, reimagined. Thick, fibrous rope is coiled into an artisan piece that feels grounded in this deep black hue. 

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Chub Mug, E Smith Workshop$56

A humorously chubby mug is cast in porcelain and painted in a lacquered shade of black for a dark, yet whimsical, addition to your kitchen essentials. 

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Incense Rest, Orphan Work, $420

A blackened bronze incense holder is the ultimate zen addition to your very own meditation space, bedroom, or bathroom.

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Sacred Geometries Tessellation Caviar Wallpaper by Callidus Guild, The Future Perfect

A geometric wallpaper that resembles tiling, this collection from Callidus Guild is based around clean lines and angles that perfect an aesthetic of symmetry and balance. 

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Courtesy of Big Game

Bold Chair by Big Game, Moustache, 

$515

Tubular metal pieces are embedded in each other to create this sculptural Bold chair that’s as much of a work of art as a comfortable, functional piece.

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Made a Mano X Faye Toogood Tile Collection, Made a Mano

These glazed lava stone tiles designed by Made a Mano and British designer Faye Toogood are a stunning addition to any home. Plus, they’re super durable. 

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Sumi Ripple Wallpaper, Calico Wallpaper

Practices in paper marbling are used to create this unique, handmade swirled pattern that looks more like a wall mural than traditional wallpaper.

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Rome Basalt Wallpaper, CB2

Just as the name for this regal print suggests, the large-scale dark grey wallpaper is a nod to the boldness of the Roman Empire. The repeating stacked squares make an interesting optical illusion.

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Crux Pendant 6-inch Pendant Lamp, Allied Maker, $995

Get in on the statement lighting trend with these sleek pendants that feature a hand-blown black bell and spherical bulb. 

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Gradient Puzzle, Area Ware, $20

Piece together this playful meditation on color that spans various shades of white gray and black. The end result is graphic enough to be framed. 

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Stool 3, Genter Design, $2,200

The minimalist, utilitarian design of this stool comes from stainless steel and aluminum materials and a symmetrical, geometric frame. 

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Bemz x Tom Dixon Furry Cover, Tom Dixon

The ultimate luxury, this one-of-a-kind bespoke cover turns your regular sofa into a tactile animal. The long-haired Icelandic sheepskin is both soft and luxurious. 

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Dot Charred Black Coat Hooks, CB2, $16

These charcoal-colored coat hooks are made from reclaimed wood, so they’re functional as well as eco-friendly. Hang hats, scarves, and purses with style. 

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Herbario Wallpaper, Aimee Wilder, from $190.00

Afraid of black for your walls? Try this earthy floral print that’s a little bit edgy thanks to the dark background. 

This story originally appeared in the spring 2018 issue with the headline “Dark Matter.”

Get more color-coded recommendations:

The Unexpected Color Combo We’re Loving for Spring
A Fresh Take on Spring Pastels
How Designers Are Using Spring’s Trendiest Color

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