After moving past the brass, which was hard to do, the stark black finishes drew us in deeper at this years Lightovation. Black is still very much in play and has a pure quality about it that let's it disappear into a design landscape, quietly just being there. This finish is not flashy like chrome or nickel, shiny like gold and brass, not as natural as bronzes and browns, it's subtlety is what draws you in, it's simplicity keeps you there. We are not talking about gloss, it's all about matte black, a black that feels like honed granite and doesn't reflect, it absorbs everything, including the Sun. So give black a try, try it on door handles, flatware, and lighting, it will get along with other furniture, paint, and stronger elements in the room and stay simple, it doesn't want to be the star in the room, and sometimes that's exactly what is needed. Here are our black stars from Lightovation 2022!