Although 2021’s colors of the year include bright yellow, gray, and teal, trusty black is also trending. From furniture to accessories to light fixtures, black decor can be approachable, easy to spec, and super versatile.

Here at Allegri, we specialize in crystal, so we had to wonder — how can black decor and crystal play together? Turns out, in more ways than one.

Accenting crystal with black finishes 

Crystal is a glamorous material, that’s for sure, but adding black to the mix has a way of making them look more approachable. Mixing materials is totally on-trend, and this take creates detail and a depth of style that’s sure to make a statement.  Our Capuccio Collection is a prime example.

LED faceted crystal takes center stage, while the sleek, contemporary matte black silhouette complements the sparkle and shine of the crystal. Especially for modern interiors that lean more eclectic than contemporary glam, this look would be perfectly suited.

Our Terzo Collection puts another spin on this mixed-material approach. Its traditional crystal framework is updated with a matte black frame, which stands out beautifully between prismatic crystals.

There’s just something about matte black that makes crystal more casual, which is right in line with the style of homes today.

Glam up black decor 

While black decor can make a statement in and of itself, pairing it with crystal lighting can add a glamorous punch.

Let’s say you found the perfect black armchairs for a modern living room. How about installing the Alta pendant above to create a seating area with a shot of sparkle?

Alta’s hundreds of crystal bars are carefully arranged to make a perfect sphere crystal diffuser, while inside the chrome frame, a sputnik light cluster adds an inner layer.

Or, do you have a beautiful, large black dining table and chairs that need a statement lighting fixture overhead? Consider Sprazzo.

This contemporary sputnik chandelier has classic Art Deco elements with a Polished Silver finish.

Digging this black decor inspiration? Check out all of the collections we mentioned above here.