Recalling the ancient Japanese wood-charring art of shou sugi ban, charcoal has become the colour of the season€”it's the perfect grounding shade for just about any decor scheme.

1. Hot Seat – Charred cedar stool ($1,900) by Martha Sturdy. livingspace.com2. Filter Free – Black terracotta carafe ($55) and wine cooler ($65) by Simon Stevens for Magisso. 3. Take It Black – Hasami collection cup and teapot (from $33). litchfieldtheshop.com4. Wheel Simple – Black resin cheese board ($75) by Tina Frey. creativehome.ca5. Dark Arts – Pin low side table with grey-stained ash tops ($800) by Studio Brovhn. 6. Float On – Balloons lamp ($1,525) by Brokis. informinteriors.com7. Cold Comfort – Black terracotta wine cooler ($65) by Simon Stevens for Magisso. 8. Beak Performance – Fusion Bird sculpture in black ash ($39) by Nendo for BoConcept. boconcept.combackinblack