Trends in door hardware finishes come and go but the latest hot look may surprise you.

Door manufacturer Schlage reports steady, significant growth in sales of its matte black finish since it was introduced in 2007. In response, the company has just launched 10 of its most popular contemporary styles in the popular hue.

The look of black perfectly complements the growing popularity of calm, earthy tones in home design that makes it easier for homeowners to showcase their homes’ distinct style, says Schlage.

Click the slideshow above to see some of the matte black products the company is rolling out online and in stores nationwide.