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You've just started building your wedding registery and have already hit a roadblock—what's the vibe you're going for, and what colors do you want? It's hard to settle on a set of shades, especially when it comes to housewares you're planning on cherishing for years to come. Change your mind and you're stuck with what you've got—or, obliged to make returns or exchanges. Don't rely on the gift receipts when registering for your home. If you're nervous about the commitment, consider picking something evergreen. Build your home with neutral basics and rest assured that it'll end up looking chic. Plus, there's bound to be a guest or two who goes rogue—why not opt for a go-with-everything stock that can welcome an errant gift?
Keep your rooms effortlessly cool with an assortment of home goods in black. Sleek and modern or basic and sensible, it's pairing possibilities are endless. Ahead, our favorite registry finds for the smart and stylish color.
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Everyone needs basics like these, but the stacking potential is a plus.
Revol Roasting Dish, $200 for a set of 3, revol1768.com.
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Black Panini Press
Who knew that perfectly-pressed sandwiches could come from something this chic?
All-Clad "HA1" Nonstick Panini Press, $80, all-clad.com.
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Black Butter Dish
If you're of the opinion that white butter dishes are overdone, consider this cool container instead.
Noritake "Colorwave" Covered Butter Dish, in Graphite, $45, noritakechina.com.
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Black Can Opener
Essential tools should make your life easier—this one's easy on the eyes, too.
Rikumo "FD Style" Can Opener, $72, rikumo.com.
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There's only one thing better than a robotic vacuum cleaner—one that looks as good as this.
Roomba "980" Vacuum-Cleaning Robot, $900, zola.com.
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Black Serving Utensils
Dish out delicious dinners with a simple spoon and fork set.
Table Art "Otto" Black Matte Serving Spoon and Fork, $72, tableartonline.com.
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This statement-making hold-all exudes old-school elegance.
SteamLine Luggage "The Soprano" Vanity Case, $395, steamlineluggage.com.
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Black Champagne Flutes
Sit (and sip) pretty with these gorgeous flutes in hand.
John Rocha at Waterford Black Cut Champagne Flutes, $325 for 2, waterford.com.
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Black Watering Can
This plant-lover's dream is practically art.
Garden Glory "Onyx Diamond" Watering Can, $110, jungleeny.com.