Modernize Your Home With Black Hardware Keeping up with the latest trends in home decor doesn’t have to mean completely rehauling your home. Often it only takes a new accent color or hardware upgrade here or there to give your home a fresh new look. No need to reach for popping reds or bright yellows if you’re looking for the right color – matte black is back in style and can be used to refresh both the exterior and interior of your home. Exterior Black front doors have always been a classic and elegant option to keep your home’s exterior looking stately and now you can easily get door hardware to match. Yale’s popular Assure Lock SL (YRD256) and Assure Lock Touchscreen (YRD226) are available in a new Black Suede finish so you can add both style and convenience to your front door. Black Suede is a rich black tone with a matte finish and each lock can be paired with a matching Ridgefield Handleset or Navis Paddle for a fully upgraded entrance. If you rent your home, a retrofit smart lock might better fit – our sister company August’s new Wi-Fi Smart Lock is available in Matte Black. The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock simply attaches to your existing deadbolt and allows you to keep using your existing keys should you choose to. Interior Inside the house, homeowners are turning toward black furniture, appliances, and accent hardware as a way to add subtle visual contrast to their rooms. According to Sarah Fishburne, Home Depot’s Director of Trend and Design, black accessories help “add weight to very light rooms and additional depth to rooms already painted in a darker hue.” A black waterfall shower head or dark-stained coffee table can add balance to bathrooms or common areas that have primarily neutral or white walls – as has been the recent trend in interior paint colors. If you’re looking to add some visual dimension to a trendy all-white kitchen space, there’s plenty of rustic black hardware options to choose from, such as adding black single-handle faucets or cabinet pulls, or even upgrading the functionality of your kitchen door with a Black Suede Yale Navis Paddle. Black accent pieces also make a nice, neutral pair with other more flexible decor such as houseplants or framed art. You can purchase all these Black Suede models on Amazon.com, ShopYaleHome.com and through other major retailers today.