We are buying a piano and my husband and I have a dispute over colour. This is therefore maybe an interiors issue. He wants the black glossy Yamaha U1 and I do like this colour (very classy) but am thinking how this will go with our lounge. We do have a matt black stove fire which has black around the fireplace and a black wrought iron curtain pole so I do not think it would be totally out of place. I do also like it in the polyester woods but they only do it in mahogany and that is a bit too red. The colour suggested by the authors wife was open pore dark walnut (matt)which I too did like the look of. Has anybody seen the Yamaha in this finish and how does it look? From the photo on the website I thought this colour cheapened it, without having actually seen it, it is rather difficult to say. Apart from the dusting I still do think the black gloss looks tremendous. Does anyone else have the black one and how does it look in the home?
The customer who has a walnut finish new piano has it next to teak furniture and it tones in quite well with that. Ultimately it's down to your taste - you wouldn't let us choose your wallpaper, would you?! Good luck!