0

Your Cart is Empty

The Best Guide to Delta Matte Black Shower Systems

29 min read

The Best Guide to Delta Matte Black Shower Systems

The Best Guide to Delta Matte Black Shower Systems

Matte Black shower systems are one of the most requested items on FaucetList.com. We specialize in complete shower systems, however up until recently, the only way we could help with a Matte Black shower system was to custom build it. We recently released a Matte Black shower system collection of pre-built hardware kits. Due to high demand and the popularity of the Delta black finish fixtures, we can barely keep them in stock! Whether you are looking for a Matte Black rain shower system or a set with a Matte Black shower head with handheld spray we have many great options. Because of there are nearly infinite ways a Delta Matte Black shower system can be configured, there's no way we could pre-build them all. The goal of this article is to walk you through all the black shower hardware options you can choose from if you want to build your own Delta shower system! It will also give you ideas for ways you could potentially customize one of our pre-built systems. If for example, you want a matte black rain shower system with body sprays or a handheld sprayer but don't see it listed that way on our site, this article will give you all the information you'll need to order the proper set of compatible fixtures yourself! In addition, this article contains many great pictures, a few videos, and lots of information on shower systems in general. Use this guide as a tool to help you plan and order the best Matte Black shower system for your bathroom remodel or new home construction today!

All Delta Shower System Finish Options

In this article we focus on Matte Black shower systems, however Delta makes the best shower system fixtures in lots of great finishes. Choose a finish below to take a look at some of our many pre-built shower systems. Make sure to keep scrolling to learn all about what makes Delta's Matte Black finish so popular!

Delta Matte Black Finish Full Custom Shower Systems

Matte Black Finish

Delta Chrome Finish Full Custom Shower Systems

Chrome Finish

Delta Stainless Steel Finish Full Custom Shower Systems

Stainless Steel Finish

Delta Champagne Bronze Finish Full Custom Shower Systems

Champagne Bronze Finish

Delta Polished Nickel Finish Full Custom Shower Systems

Polished Nickel Finish

Delta Venetian Bronze Finish Full Custom Shower Systems

Venetian Bronze Finish

Matte Black Shower System Controls: Temperature/Pressure and Diverter

At the core of a Matte Black shower system are the control handles along with their corresponding rough-in valves. There are 2 important controls needed for all Delta shower systems. First is the temperature and pressure mixing valve control handle, and second is the diverter valve control handle. Some Delta fixtures feature dual temperature and water pressure control handles which give you the ability to set each independently. A black shower faucet system is no different from any other. You need a way to turn the water on (and set the temperature), plus you need a way to divert the water to the various shower spray outlets. Often you will encounter a fixture Delta calls an Integrated Diverter shower control. These fixtures merge all handles to a single control panel.

Matte Black Finish Shower System Base

A Delta shower system in matte black can be built in 2 ways. A shower system base contains either a separate mixing valve and diverter valve, or an integrated diverter trim kit plus valve. Once you understand the concept of a shower system base, it is not very difficult to see how to put one together yourself. All Delta black shower systems (and all Delta shower systems in general), require a mixing valve, a diverter valve, a mixing valve trim kit, and a diverter valve trim kit. The mixing valve connects to the hot and cold water supply lines in your home and mixing the water to a warm temperature. The mixing valve trim kit, allows you to interact with the mixing valve and set your preferred water temperature. The warm water, then leaves the mixing via the outlet port and runs up into the diverter valve. The diverter trim kit then lets you select which of your spray groups will be running at any given time. An integrated diverter fixture functions in EXACTLY the same way. The only difference is the mixing valve and diverter valve are welded together at the factory, and all the control handles are found on the same shower control panel plate. See the images below for more detail.

Separate Mixing and Diverter Valve Controls

Matte Black Stryke Collection Separate Mixing and Diverter Valves with Controls

In this example, featuring Delta Stryke Collection Matte Black finish, you see the 4 separate fixtures that make up this shower system base. The mixing valve and diverter valve install inside the wall and the trim kits attach to the marble or tile.

Integrated Diverter Control with Valve

Matte Black Stryke Collection Integrated Diverter Control with Valve

Functionally this is the same as the shower system base with separate controls. The difference is instead of 4 separate fixtures, this configuration requires only 2. The integrated diverter valve installs inside the wall and the trim kit attaches after the wall is closed up.

More Detail on Shower System Bases and Integrated Diverter Fixtures

To learn more about the difference between shower systems with a separate mixing valve and diverter controls and shower systems with an integrated diverter control panel, take a look at our Guide to Building a Custom Shower with Delta Integrated Diverter Control.

Popular Matte Black Finish Shower Systems

Product: SS27859BL6
Delta Trinsic Matte Black Finish Built-in Diverter Shower System with Multi-Setting Wall Mount Showerhead and Hand Shower with Slide Bar SS27859BL6
Product: SS14763BL8
Delta Stryke Matte Black Finish Shower System with Diverter, Large Modern Ceiling Showerhead, and SureDock Detachable Hand Shower Spray SS14763BL8
Product: SS14993BL4
Delta Pivotal Matte Black Finish Shower System with Modern Controls, Wall Mount Rain Showerhead, and Hand Sprayer on Slidebar SS14993BL4
Product: SS142993BL1
Delta Pivotal Matte Black Finish Modern Angular Shower System with Large Ceiling Mount Rain Showerhead and Multi-setting Wall Shower Head SS142993BL1

Why does my Matte Black Shower Set Need a Diverter Anyways?

In a standard shower faucet, you only have one shower spray outlet (typically a normal wall mount showerhead) but with a shower system you have 2 or more spray outlets. The addition of more spray outlets (like handheld showers, body sprays, ceiling mount showerheads, or additional wall mount showerheads) necessitates the diverter. For example, A Delta Matte Black shower system with handheld utilizes a 3-setting diverter with 2 individual settings, and 1 shared setting. This lets you decide if you want to run the showerhead only, the hand shower only, or both at the same time.

3-setting vs. 6-setting Shower System Diverters

All Delta shower systems require some kind of diverter fixture. If you want a black shower system with handheld and normal wall showerhead you will need a 3-setting diverter. But wait a minute! There are only TWO spray outlets, why do you need a THREE setting diverter? The reason is the shared setting option. If you have a showerhead and a hand shower, with a 3-setting diverter you can choose to run the showerhead only, hand sprayer only, or both at the same time. Note, whether you have a 3-setting or 6-setting diverter trim kit, the rough-in valve is the same. The difference has only to do with the number of outlet ports on the valve that will be utilized by your shower system. With a 3-setting diverter trim kit, the 3rd diverter valve outlet port will be capped by the plumber.

Note in the images below, the number of "tic" marks on the diverter trim kit. Each mark represents a different setting. By positioning the diverter handle accordingly, you will be able to adjust which spray outlets are running. The diverter has no function on its own. It must be paired with a mixing valve and trim kit.

Delta Trinsic Collection Matte Black Finish 3-Setting 2-Port Round Shower System Diverter Includes Rough-in Valve D2553V

Matte Black 3-Setting Shower System Diverter

Delta Trinsic Collection Matte Black Finish Modern Round Lever Handle 6-Setting 3-Port Shower Diverter Includes Rough-in Valve D2549V

Matte Black 6-Setting Shower System Diverter

If you want THREE spray outlets, a 3-setting diverter trim kit will no longer be enough. With three spray outlet shower systems, a 6-setting diverter is required. With a 6-setting diverter trim kit, your plumber will be able to utilize all 3 diverter valve outlet ports and attach a spray outlet group to each. If you want a matte black shower faucet set with a wall mount showerhead, handheld showerhead, and a ceiling mount rain showerhead, a 6-setting diverter will give you the power to control each outlet. The 6-setting diverter lets you run any spray group individually, or any combination of 2 spray groups at the same time. So, in our example, you would have the following 6 setting options: 1) wall mount showerhead only, 2) handheld showerhead only, 3) ceiling mount showerhead only 4) wall mount showerhead plus handheld showerhead 5) wall mount showerhead plus ceiling mount showerhead 6) handheld showerhead plus ceiling mount showerhead. NOTE, with Delta shower systems you cannot run all 3 spray groups at the same time.

The integrated diverter is the top-most handle on the control panel. The images below differ in the number of "tic" marks, you see near this handle. Each mark represents a different diverter spray setting. The bottom two handles are used for adjusting the water temperature and pressure. A Delta integrated diverter control fixture with corresponding rough-in valve represents a complete shower system base.

Delta Trinsic Matte Black Finish Contemporary Shower Faucet System Control with 3-Setting Integrated Diverter Includes Valve and Handles D3154V

Delta Matte Black 3-Setting Shower System Control with Integrated Diverter

Delta Trinsic Matte Black Finish Modern 17 Series Shower System Control with 6-Setting Integrated Diverter Includes Valve and Handles D3133V

Delta Matte Black 6-Setting Shower System Control with Integrated Diverter

One final thing to mention about shower systems with diverters and body sprays. If you want a shower system in matte black finish with body sprays, it's important to understand that even though you will likely have multiple body sprayheads, they will be plumbed as a group off a single diverter port. The body sprays will function as a set and count as only a single spray group. More on body sprays later so keep reading.

Now that you know about mixing valve and diverter controls, it's time to have some fun and choose your shower spray outlets!

Matte Black Shower System Spray Options

Matte Black Shower System Wall Mounted Showerhead

Matte Black Shower System Wall Mounted Showerhead

Although not required, just about all black shower sets include a wall mounted showerhead. A matte black shower head set is likely the spray outlet you will use the most for daily showering. Delta makes a variety of showerhead styles in matte black finish. Whether you are looking for a round or modern angular square style, there are many matte black showerheads to choose from. Keep in mind, that most showerheads do not include the shower arm or flange. A shower arm is the part which connects to the pipe inside the wall (that is fed water by the diverter valve). The shower arm is a finished piece of 1/2" pipe, onto which you can connect your showerhead. The shower flange is a small piece of metal designed to cover the hole in the wall that was made for the shower arm pipe. With a showerhead, arm, and flange you will have a reliable fixture for daily use. You will see that nearly all our Delta black diverter shower systems feature a wall mounted showerhead. A Delta shower system black wall mounted showerhead is a great fixture to include in any master shower project.

Matte Black Shower System with Handheld Sprayer and Wall Elbow

Matte Black Shower System with Handheld Sprayer and Wall Elbow

Matte Black shower fixtures with handheld are perfect for your full custom shower system. A Delta matte black shower hand held sprayer consists of a few basic components. The sprayer itself is where the water actually comes out. The sprayer mounts in a bracket on the slidebar which can be moved up in down. Some hand shower kits feature a wall mounted bracket instead of a slidebar mounted bracket but the function is more or less the same. The bracket holds the hand sprayer in place while you are not actively using it. When sitting in its mounting bracket, a handheld spray functions more or less like a second showerhead. The drop / wall elbow connects to the pipe inside the wall and covers the hole in the marble or tile. The wall elbow then delivers warm water from the shower diverter valve to the handheld sprayer via the hose. A Delta matte black shower system with handheld sprayer is our most popular configuration. To learn more, check out our article on building and installing a custom shower system with showerhead and hand shower sprayer. The best matte black shower systems almost always utilize a stylish and functional hand shower spray!

Matte Black Shower Systems with Ceiling Mount Showerhead

Matte Black Shower Systems with Ceiling Mount Showerhead

A Matte Black Delta rain shower head is one of the most requested shower system fixtures. A Delta rain head in Matte Black gives your shower system that spa-like look and feel. A black rain shower head system includes a showerhead mounted to the ceiling instead of the wall. By mounting the showerhead to the ceiling, you get the full rain shower effect, with water coming down from directly above. Much like a normal wall mount showerhead, black rain shower set includes a showerhead, shower arm, and shower flange. Note, the shower arm and flange are typically sold separately from the showerhead. This is because in most cases, the showerhead could function as a wall mount showerhead with a different shower arm. In the case of a ceiling mounted showerhead, the plumber will run a pipe inside the wall from one of the diverter outlet ports up to the position on the ceiling where you want your overhead ceiling shower to be positioned. Where the pipe comes out of the ceiling, you attach a ceiling mounted shower arm. To cover the hole, a small shower flange is used. The showerhead itself simple screws onto the ceiling mounted shower arm. This allows it to hover overhead and provide a vertical rain shower water flow. A Delta matte black rain shower head will be a perfect addition to your master bathroom. While in use a Delta matte black rain shower system gives you an amazing feeling of warmth. The addition of a black rain shower head is sure to give your shower that expensive luxury designer appearance.

Modern Square Matte Black Ceiling Mount Showerhead

Modern Square Matte Black Extra Large Ceiling Mount Showerhead

This modern square Matte Black ceiling showerhead features a soft rain spray and a huge 11.75" square coverage area. A large showerhead like this is perfect for a black rain shower head system.

Delta Matte Black Ceiling Mounted Triple Pendant Showerhead

Delta Matte Black Ceiling Mounted Triple Pendant Showerhead

Your matte black rain shower head doesn't have to be simple! This Matte Black triple pendant showerhead features Delta's H2Okinetic spray. A pendant ceiling showerhead is a great addition to a Matte Black rain shower head system

Matte Black Shower Systems with Dual Showerheads

A Matte Black dual shower head system combines the utility of a wall mount showerhead, with the luxury offered by a ceiling mount showerhead. Another way to configure a Delta Matte Black dual showerhead system would be to simply have two wall mounted showerheads. A Delta dual function black shower system with two wall showerheads would be perfect for creating a two person master shower. The 3-setting diverter would allow you to run either individually or both together at the same time! If you go with a Matte Black shower head system with wall mounted showerhead and ceiling mounted showerhead, you could position them such that you could be completely engulfed in warm water. The flexibility offered by the Delta diverter valve allows you to create your dream shower system. Delta also makes some of the best matte black shower heads. Their multi-setting H2Okinetic wall mount showerheads offer a great daily experience, and the soft rain effect from a large overhead ceiling showerhead is perfect for when you want to relax. In addition to normal matte black shower head kits, Delta has so extra special features you should consider if you are building a black dual shower system. Shower fixture innovations like In2ition, SureDock, and HydroRain, add to the functionality. Keep reading as we will cover each of these options in greater detail below. For now, just know that you can get even more functionality out of a dual showerhead system when you utilize these awesome new fixtures!

Popular Matte Black Finish Shower Systems

Product: SS27859BL7
Delta Trinsic Matte Black Finish Shower System with Modern Round Large Ceiling Mount Rain Shower and Multi-Setting Wall Showerhead SS27859BL7
Product: SS14993BL7
Delta Pivotal Matte Black Finish Modern Shower System with Diverter, Large Ceiling Mount Rain Showerhead and Multi-Setting Wall Showerhead SS14993BL7
Product: SS172673BL1
Delta Ara Matte Black Finish Modern Square Shower System with Large Overhead Ceiling Rain Showerhead and Wall Mount Showerhead SS172673BL1
Product: SS27T876BLX7
Delta Stryke Matte Black Finish Integrated Diverter Shower System with Large Rain Ceiling Showerhead and Multi-Setting Wall Showerhead SS27T876BLX7

Matte Black Shower Systems with Body Sprays

Complete Guide to Shower System with Body Jet Sprays and Hand Shower Installation

A Matte Black shower system with body sprays requires a little bit of planning, but the end result can be fantastic! The Matte Black diverter trim and valve are the key to adding body sprays to a standard shower faucet. The most important thing to understand is that the wall mounted body sprays will function as a group, and will be plumbed off of a single diverter port. In the graphic representing the shower system plumbing, you can get an idea of how this all works for a shower system with showerhead, hand shower, and a set of body sprays. For more information, you can read our detailed guide to shower systems with body sprays. The body sprays are arranged and installed by the plumber on a pressure loop inside the wall. The pressure loop will make sure the water pressure is evenly distributed to all body sprays. Delta, and most manufacturers, highly recommend installing a pressure loop, even though some plumbers will say it is unnecessary. It is some extra work but you don't want to find out you have water pressure issues once the wall has been closed up. Delta recommends installing no more than 4 body sprays off a diverter outlet port. If you want more than 4 body sprays, it's better to consider 2 complete shower systems, each with their own hot and cold supply (the guide linked earlier in this paragraph has tons of detailed information on this topic). A complete system in Matte Black with body sprays makes for a truly luxurious experience. Later in this article you will be able to see actual installations of Delta Matte Black shower sets with body sprays in action.

Delta Matte Black Finish HydraChoice Body Sprays

Delta Matte Black Finish HydraChoice Body Spray with Massaging Sprayhead

To understand the anatomy of a Delta HydraChoice body spray (and how it differs from a standard body spray), it's important to look at the component parts. If you are building a modern shower system in Matte Black, you might want to consider using Delta HydraChoice body sprays instead of standard surface mount body sprays. To start, take a look at all our wall mount body sprays. Although standard surface mount body sprays work well, Delta has managed to make several improvements to the design. Delta Matte Black shower head system with diverter that utilize HydraChoice body sprays benefit from the fact that they can retract back into the wall. This makes cleaning your shower easy! These modern black shower fixtures extend from the wall automatically (using hydro power) when you turn on the water. Once in the "out" position, they can be angled 50-degrees in any direction you like. When you are done showering, simply push the body spray head fixture back in the wall. Delta black shower systems with HydraChoice body sprays are a great addition to your master shower. If you want to learn more about this innovative fixture, make sure to check out our guide to Delta Shower System HydraChoice Body Sprays. The article has a video where you can see these super cool fixtures in action. Or you can keep scrolling as we have a few beautiful complete shower system images that highlight Delta's HydraChoice body spray fixtures.

Delta HydraChoice Body Sprays

Delta HydraChoice Body Sprays On and Off View

Delta Surface Mount Body Sprays

Delta Surface Wall Mounted Body Sprays

Delta Matte Black shower hardware is a great no matter which fixtures you choose. All Delta products have the a lifetime warranty and amazing designer style, but it's good to know about what special features are available when putting together your custom shower system. A black Delta shower head and handle set can be enhanced by the addition of a group of wall mount body sprays! The 2 images above show the difference between Delta HydraChoice body sprays, and standard Delta surface mount body sprays. Surface mount body sprays are more simple as they just connect to a pipe in the wall and sit on the surface of your tile. Delta HydraChoice body sprays are a bit more complex, but with that complexity comes some clear advantages.

Delta Matte Black Shower System Special Features to Consider

Whether you are looking for a set of Matte Black shower fixtures with handheld, or a Matte Black rain showerhead and handle, Delta has some really great fixtures to consider. The best custom shower systems are exactly what they sound like. Custom! When building out your own Matte Black custom shower system, you should get exactly what you want. If you want a Matte Black rain shower head with handheld, go for it! Want a set of body sprays? Cool! Where things get tricky however, are there are just SO many options and so many styles and so many special fixtures with lots of special benefits. What you thought might be a just simple shower faucet with diverter in black finish with a few spray outlets, now needs a little more consideration. At FaucetList.com we make buying a shower system easy! We have many pre-built Matte Black Delta Shower Systems for sale on our site, many of which incorporate all sorts of special Delta innovations. While browsing the pre-built shower systems, you might come across a term or fixture that you don't totally understand. Below we will outline a few of the common types of black shower fixtures you may find in our pre-built custom shower systems. If you are building your own shower system, these special items can add a ton of functionality, without complicating the installation.

Popular Matte Black Finish Shower Systems

Product: SS14763BL12
Delta Stryke Matte Black Finish Modern Shower System with Diverter, Dual Showerhead HydroRain Fixture, and Hand Spray with Grab Bar SS14763BL12
Product: SS1459BL11
Delta Trinsic Matte Black Finish Shower System and Diverter with Triple Pendant Ceiling Mount Showerhead and Hand Sprayer with Slidebar SS1459BL11
Product: SS17673BL9
Delta Ara Matte Black Finish Dual Control Shower System with Diverter, Large Ceiling Mount Showerhead, and In2ition Detachable Hand Shower SS17673BL9
Product: SS27T899BL8
Delta Pivotal Matte Black Thermostatic Shower System with Integrated Diverter, Large Square Ceiling Showerhead, and SureDock Hand Shower SS27T899BL8

Delta SureDock 7-Setting Hand Shower In Matte Black

Delta Matte Black Finish SureDock 7-Setting Shower Arm Mount Hand Sprayer D54710BLPK

Delta Matte Black Finish SureDock 7-Setting Shower Arm Mount Hand Sprayer D54710BLPK

If you want a Delta Matte Black shower head with handheld, the Delta SureDock fixture may be the perfect thing! This innovative fixture mounts easily to its shower arm mount via a simple hook design. This makes attaching and detaching easy, even with wet hands. Let's say you want a black shower valve set with ceiling mount rain showerhead, wall showerhead, and hand shower, you might want to consider a SureDock fixture. Instead of 3 spray outlets, a SureDock fixture combines the wall showerhead and hand shower into one fixture. Our pre-built systems often pair a SureDock fixture with a large overhead ceiling mount shower. This gives you the advantage of a black handheld shower set in a dual shower head system. Furthermore, the SureDock hand shower / showerhead combo fixture, features multiple spray settings. Spray settings include: H2Okinetic PowerDrench spray, Full Body spray, Full Spray with Massage, Massaging spray, Shampoo Rinsing spray, Shampoo Rinsing spray with Massage, and Pause. The image below shows pictures of the water patterns of the various spray settings. Above you can watch a video showing exactly how this unique fixture works! Consider adding a Delta SureDock hand shower head fixture to your complete matte black shower system with valve!

Delta Matte Black Finish SureDock 7-Setting Shower Arm Mount Hand Sprayer D54710BLPK

Delta HydroRain H2Okinetic 5-Setting Two-In-One Shower Head In Matte Black

Delta Matte Black Finish HydroRain H2Okinetic 5-Setting Two-in-One Shower Head D58581BLPK

Delta Matte Black Finish HydroRain H2Okinetic 5-Setting Two-in-One Shower Head D58581BLPK

The Delta HydroRain dual showerhead fixture is the perfect addition to a matte black shower system with valve. A Delta shower system in black will be greatly enhanced by this unique shower hardware fixture. The HydroRain showerhead features 2 spray outlets in 1. It installs simply onto a standard shower arm and give you both a wall showerhead and an overhead rain showerhead fixture. There are a variety of spray options including: H2Okinetic PowerDrench spray, Full Body spray, Full Spray with Massage, Massaging spray, and Pause. The image below helps illustrate the water patterns. If you have a Delta Matte Black handheld shower and want to add a wall mounted shower fixture to use with your multi-setting diverter, consider a HydroRain two-in-one showerhead. We include the HydroRain showerhead in many of our pre-built Matte Black shower systems due to its unique functionality. The best shower system fixtures can do more than one thing. With just one diverter outlet port, you get a double showerhead! Watch the video above to see this unique fixture in action. A dual showerhead like this is a great addition to any Black Matte shower set!

Delta Matte Black Finish HydroRain H2Okinetic 5-Setting Two-in-One Shower Head D58581BLPK

H2Okinetic In2ition 5-Setting Two-In-One Shower In Matte Black

Delta Matte Black Finish H2Okinetic In2ition 5-Setting Modern Two-in-One Showerhead Hand Shower Combo D58474BL

Delta Matte Black Finish H2Okinetic In2ition 5-Setting Modern Two-in-One Showerhead Hand Shower Combo D58474BL

Similar to the SureDock fixture mentioned previously, Delta In2ition hand shower / showerhead combo fixtures provide a dual function. All you need to do is run a pipe from your Matte Black shower diverter to a shower arm on the wall and attach the In2ition fixture. Doing so gives you a Matte Black hand shower sprayer and wall showerhead with a variety of settings. Spray settings include: H2Okinetic PowerDrench spray, Full Body spray, Massaging spray, Shampoo Rinsing spray, and Pause. The hand shower piece detaches easily allowing you to direct the water spray where you want it. It clicks back into place when not needed. The best Matte Black shower systems provide multiple spray options for a custom shower experience. A black Delta shower system with In2ition two-in-one fixture gives you options. Pair this fixture with a ceiling mounted rain shower and you will have many possible spray configurations. The video above helps better illustrate just how the In2ition black shower hardware set works and the image below shows the various water spray patterns. When planning a Matte Black shower set, consider the addition of a Delta In2ition hand shower head sprayer for amazing style and functionality!

Delta Matte Black Finish H2Okinetic In2ition 5-Setting Modern Two-in-One Showerhead Hand Shower Combo D58474BL

Other Types of Matte Black Finish Shower Systems

Delta Ara Matte Black Thermostatic Shower System with Diverter, Ceiling Mount Large Rain Square Showerhead, and Hand Shower on Slidebar SS17T673BL2

Matte Black Thermostatic Shower Systems

When it comes to Matte Black finish Delta shower systems, the shower cartridge is the part that most impacts the water flow rate. Whereas some other brands utilize different valves and different pipe sizes, Delta's universal valves are always the same. It is the Delta shower cartridge flow rates which are not all the same. The 17T TempAssure thermostatic cartridge offers a number of benefits, that are especially applicable if you want a full custom shower system. With a Matte Black thermostatic shower system, you will get the highest water flow rate, and the most precise water temperature control. In addition, Delta's thermostatic shower cartridge seamlessly handles seasonal ground water temperature changes, making it unnecessary to adjust the temperature limit stop throughout the year. A thermostatic shower system in black finish provides the best functionality, however typically a 17T shower cartridge is more expensive. Depending on the water demands of your shower system, and where you live in the country (i.e., are there wide temperature swings throughout the year?), you may or may not benefit from a thermostatic shower cartridge. Black Matte rain shower systems or shower systems in Matte Black with body sprays may benefit from extra water pressure and precise temperature control the thermostatic cartridge provides. In some cases, a 17 series black Delta shower system with a normal pressure balanced cartridge will be every bit as good. Both 17 Monitor pressure balanced shower cartridges and 17T TempAssure thermostatic cartridges offer separate control of the water temperature and pressure. The difference between how exactly this dual shower control is achieved, has to do with the technology inside the cartridge. To learn more, check out our article on the Difference between Delta 17 series and 17T series Shower Cartridges. For the ultimate in luxury, highest water flow, and most accurate temperature control, a thermostatic black matte shower head set is a must!

Popular Matte Black Finish Shower Systems

Product: SS17T993BL11
Delta Pivotal Matte Black Thermostatic Shower System with Triple Pendant Ceiling Mount Showerhead Fixture and Hand Shower with Slidebar SS17T993BL11
Product: SS17T2763BL3
Delta Stryke Matte Black Finish Modern Thermostatic Shower System with Multi-Setting Showerhead and Slide Bar Hand Shower SS17T2763BL3
Product: SS27T867BL1
Delta Ara Matte Black Finish Shower System with Integrated Diverter Control, Ceiling Mount Rain Showerhead, and Hand Shower with Grab Bar SS27T867BL1
Product: SS27T859BL2
Delta Trinsic Matte Black Thermostatic Integrated Diverter Shower System with Large Round Ceiling Showerhead and Hand Shower with Slidebar SS27T859BL2
Delta Trinsic Matte Black Finish Modern Complete Tub and Shower System with Diverter, Wall Bracket Hand Sprayer, and Showerhead SS174593BL3

Matte Black Shower Systems with Tub Spout

Adding a tub spout to your Matte Black shower head Delta system is easier than you may think. With the proper rough-in valve, and a tub spout with diverter, you will have everything you need to create a Matte Black tub and shower system. A Delta Matte Black shower system with tub spout utilizes their universal R10000 series rough-in valve with open bottom port. All our pre-built Matte Black shower tub combo systems use the Delta R10000-UNWS mixing valve with stops. Just keep in mind, a tub spout cannot be added to an R22000 integrated diverter valve, or an R10000-UNWSHF valve, as both of these have a permanently capped bottom port. The main thing to know when it comes to a tub shower system is that Delta does not recommend running a tub spout off a diverter port as this will restrict the water flow. Rather, Delta Black shower systems with tub spout make use of a pull-up tub spout diverter. With a Delta Black shower tub and handheld system, the water will initially flow from the tub spout. To "activate" the shower system sprays (e.g., the showerhead, rain head, or handheld sprayer), you simply pull up the tub spout diverter. From there, you will use the shower system diverter to control the shower spray outlets. Take a look at the images below which help to illustrate the proper way to plumb a Delta black shower and tub system.

Popular Matte Black Finish Shower Systems

Product: SS17T4763BL2
Delta Stryke Matte Black Thermostatic 17T Tub and Shower Custom System with Diverter Multi-Setting Showerhead and Slide Bar Hand Sprayer SS17T4763BL2
Product: SS174593BL1
Delta Trinsic Matte Black Finish Modern Complete Tub and Shower System with Diverter, Grab / Slide Bar Hand Sprayer, and Showerhead SS174593BL1
Product: SS17T4993BL2
Delta Pivotal Matte Black Finish Thermostatic Modern Angular Tub and Shower System includes Rain Shower Head + Hand Shower with Slide Bar SS17T4993BL2
Product: SS174673BL2
Delta Ara Matte Black Finish Modern Square Complete Shower System with Tub spout, Hand Shower with Slidebar, and Wall Mount Showerhead SS174673BL2
Proper Tub Spout Installation Hand Shower Showerhead Blog
Improper Tub Spout Installation Hand Shower Showerhead Blog

As shown in the images above, Delta does not recommend plumbing a tub spout off a diverter port. Instead, the tub spout must be connected to the bottom port of the mixing valve. Because of this, you cannot use a tub spout with a shower system with integrated diverter valve, as that particular valve is permanently capped at the bottom and will not support the addition of a tub spout. This is also true for the Delta R10000-UNWSHF and R10000-UNBXHF valves, which are both also capped at the bottom. Make sure to discuss the valve piece with your plumber before ordering if you have any questions. For more information on Delta shower systems with tub spouts, take at our Delta shower system installation guide. Specifically, search for the section on "Adding a Tub Spout to your Shower System" to read all the details.

Delta Emerge Matte Black Finish Shower System Column

Delta Emerge Matte Black Shower Systems

Whether you are looking for a retrofit kit for your existing black shower knobs or want a brand new matte black rain shower head system with hand sprayer, a Delta Emerge shower column may be right for you. It might help to think of an Delta Emerge shower column as a very special type of shower arm as that might help simply the explanation of how it works. Basically, a Delta Emerge shower column connects to the pipe in the wall where normally you would install a standard shower arm. A Matte Black finish Emerge shower system receives all the water it uses via the shower outlet pipe. It then takes this water, and distributes it to both a hand shower and a showerhead. You can use the built in diverter to switch between the hand spray and showerhead, or run both at the same time. Because it gets all its water via a single pipe, this fixture is ideal for retrofit jobs where you already have a shower control and valve. Simply attach the Emerge column to the shower arm pipe outlet, order the showerhead and hand shower spray head of your choice, screw in the slide bar, and you are ready to go! A Matte Black Emerge shower column will also work well in a tub / shower installation as the tub spout connects to the valve inside the wall separately. Just make sure you have a tub spout with diverter! For a new construction, or more complete renovation project, you will need to make sure you also have a shower valve and control trim, preferably in a style and finish to match! An Emerge Shower column is a unique way to build an exposed Delta rain shower system in black. The industrial feeling of the exposed fixtures creates a stylish design. Learn more about Delta Emerge shower fixtures and see if one might be right for your project!

Delta Emerge Shower Columns

Product: D58420BL
Delta Matte Black Finish Emerge Modern Angular Square Shower Column 26-inch (Requires Showerhead, Hand Spray, and Control) D58420BL
Product: D2354V
Delta Ara Collection Matte Black Finish Square Shower Faucet Valve Only Trim with Dual Temperature and Pressure Controls Includes Rough Valve with Stops D2354V
Product: D59799BLPK
Delta Matte Black Finish H2Okinetic 3-Setting Hand Shower Sprayhead D59799BLPK
Product: DRP62955BL
Delta Matte Black Finish Single Setting Overhead Large Rain Shower Head DRP62955BL
Delta Trinsic Matte Black Finish Modern Round Complete Shower Faucet System with Wall Mount Showerhead and Hand Sprayer with Slide Bar SS172593BL3

Matte Black Shower Systems in California

Have you been shopping for the perfect rain shower system in Matte Black but having trouble finding something compliant in California? We can help! Due to the drought in recent years, California has implemented some of the country's strictest water usage regulations. Matte Black shower fixtures with handheld must comply with two main restrictions in order to be considered a California compliant shower system. 1) None of the shower spray outlets may flow at a rate higher than 1.8 gallons per minute. 2) You may not have a shared-setting diverter. This is because even 2 compliant showerheads running at the same time, will use more than 1.8 gallons per minute and violate the 1st rule. So, what is the solution if you still desperately want a black thermostatic shower system with matte black handheld shower slide bar?! Well first off, you need to make sure that whichever spray outlets you want your shower system to have, flow at no more than 1.8 gallons per minute individually. Next, you need to order a non-shared diverter cartridge. For more information, see here: non-shared cartridges for California shower systems. Let's say for example, you have a Delta Matte Black integrated diverter shower system with showerhead and handheld shower. A non-shared diverter cartridge will remove the ability to run the showerhead and hand shower at the same time. However, it will still give you the power to switch between the two. Read more on our California Compliant Shower Systems page and see pre-built shower systems that could be adapted to work in California with the purchase of the non-shared diverter cartridge.

Matte Black Shower Systems: Delta Competitors

At FaucetList.com we are an authorized Delta Faucet reseller. This means we are big fans of Delta brand products. Objectively speaking, Delta shower systems are some of the best on the market and their lifetime warranty is second to none. However, we have included this small section on Delta competitors because if you decide to shop around, we want you to make sure you are comparing apples to apples.

In the plumbing fixture world, there are really 3 major brands to consider. Kohler, Moen, and Delta. Perhaps you could also include Grohe and Brizo too. Brizo is Delta's showroom brand, so in all functional aspects, a Brizo Matte Black shower system and Delta Matte Black shower system will be virtually the same. Moen matte black shower systems and Kohler black shower systems are also going to be very much of the same quality level as Delta or Brizo. All these major brands have highly reliable products, great warranties, and easy parts replacement.

What we mainly want to caution against, is purchasing a very inexpensive imported shower system from a no-name brand on a site like Amazon. There are many inexpensive and admittedly nice looking black shower systems for sale there. However, what seems like a good deal now, could have pretty disastrous ramifications years down the line. All the positive reviews are from RECENT purchases. What you need are reviews from people who have had the product installed for 10-20 years to really know anything about the quality.

Popular Matte Black Finish Shower Systems

Product: SS17993BL7
Delta Pivotal Matte Black Finish Multi Shower System with Diverter, Large Rain Ceiling Mounted Showerhead and Modern Wall Showerhead SS17993BL7
Product: SS27859BL8
Delta Trinsic Matte Black Integrated Diverter Shower System with Detachable SureDock Hand Shower and Large Round Ceiling Mount Showerhead SS27859BL8
Product: SS14993BL11
Delta Pivotal Matte Black Finish Modern Shower System with Triple Pendant Ceiling Mount Showerhead Fixture and Slidebar Hand Sprayer Kit SS14993BL11
Product: SS17T4763BL3
Delta Stryke Matte Black Thermostatic 17T Tub and Shower Custom System with Diverter Wall Mount Hand Sprayer and Multi-Setting Showerhead SS17T4763BL3

Especially when it comes to the fixtures in the shower, we highly urge you to choose a well-regarded big brand. One reason is that if some small part fails in a shower faucet, it could flood your entire house. All major brands carry insurance for this type of thing. The major manufacturers like Moen, Kohler, and Delta have state of the art manufacturing plants with superior quality control. Their parts are designed to prevent catastrophic failure.

Really though, it's not catastrophic failures you have to worry. Even in a no-name product I assume that would be rare. But what if a small leak from the showerhead shows up. Drip drip drip. This is super common and typically very easy to fix. With a major brand, a simple call to their warranty department will have a free replacement part on the way. You'll get help identifying what you need, and even guidance on how to fix it yourself if possible. With a no-name brand, you may find yourself forced to literally rip out your entire shower tile to replace a defective valve because no parts are available. Just to solve a small leak. Don't let this happen to you! Choose a reliable brand like Delta, Moen, or Kohler for your shower system and you will sleep easy knowing you are unlikely to be doing a surprise bathroom renovation at any moment.

Matte Black Shower System Bathroom Installation Pictures

Below you will find several beautiful installations of some of the best black shower systems! These matte black shower head sets look amazing, and are sure inspire you will ideas for what is possible. A Delta Matte Black handheld showerhead set with body sprays will make your everyday shower feel like a spa! In addition to the Matte Black shower systems below, we have also included some pictures of shower systems in other popular finishes. These stunning master bathroom shower designs show you a world of possibilities. Keep scrolling to check out the photos below!

Delta Matte Black Finish Ara Collection Full Custom Shower System with Hand Shower and Body Sprays

Delta Matte Black Finish Ara Collection Full Custom Shower System with Hand Shower and Body Sprays

This Delta Ara black shower system features an H2Okinetic showerhead, a multi-setting hand shower sprayer, and 2 HydraChoice body sprays (shown retracted into the wall). Utilize the diverter fixture of this Delta square black shower system to activate the body sprays and they will pop out of the wall automatically! Delta's engineers take advantage of the hydropower generated by the valve to achieve this effect. The bottom mixing valve control features a square back plate and dual lever handles which allow you to separately set the water temperature and volume. Paired with a marble tile, the Matte Black finish is a stark contrast and looks great!

Delta Pivotal Collection Matte Black Shower System with Wall Mount Showerhead and Hand Shower

Delta Pivotal Collection Matte Black Shower System with Wall Mount Showerhead and Hand Shower

This beautiful mid-century modern style bathroom takes full advantage of the Delta Matte Black finish Pivotal collection. In the foreground you see the angular widespread bathroom faucets. On the right side, note the stylish wall mounted tub filler faucet. In the back you see the stylish black finish shower system. Featuring a multi-setting Delta shower sprayer handheld in black, this system also features a wall mounted showerhead. The angular modern diverter and mixing valve controls allow for easy operation. Pairing the black shower hardware against the white tile provides a classic elegance. The glass shower wall makes the room feel spacious and open. See the next image for a more close up view of the Matte Black shower system.

Delta Pivotal Collection Shower System with Wall Mount Hand Sprayer and Multi-Setting Showerhead

Delta Pivotal Collection Shower System with Wall Mount Hand Sprayer and Multi-Setting Showerhead

In this image we see a close up of the Matte Black finish shower system shown in the previous image. Here you can get a real sense of the Matte Black fixtures included in the complete custom shower system. This shower system includes a square multi-setting wall mount showerhead and a modern wall mounted hand shower sprayer. The mixing valve control has dual handles which let you set the temperature and pressure of the water separately. The 3-setting diverter set in black lets you switch easily between the showerhead and handheld shower, plus has a setting which allows you to run both at the same time! Again, take note of how the contrast between the Matte Black shower hardware and the white subway tile creates a beautiful effect. When building a custom shower system it's all about the details. The stylish built in wall shelf helps keep the space feeling tidy and the glass shower wall preserves the spacious and minimal feel of the entire bathroom.

Delta Trinsic Collection Matte Black Shower System with Body Sprays and Hand Shower

Delta Trinsic Collection Matte Black Shower System with Body Sprays and Hand Shower

This Delta Trinsic Matte Black shower system looks awesome against this unique marble tile featuring hints of gray and black. In this image you get an even better idea of how the HydraChoice body sprays look in action! This Delta Trinsic shower system in black utilizes a 6-setting diverter. You can see the hand shower spray and body sprays are currently flowing, but the 6-settings give you many possible configurations. Delta Trinsic 6-setting diverter shower systems in black allow you to run any spray outlet individually, or any combination of 2 at the same time. The body sprays in this shower system are plumbed on a pressure loop, as recommended by Delta. This black finish shower system also features a Delta H2Okinectic showerhead. The impressive modern styling of the Delta Trinsic Collection makes Matte Black the perfect finish choice!

Delta Matte Black Stryke Collection Shower System with Hand Shower, Showerhead, and Body Sprays

Delta Matte Black Stryke Collection Shower System with Hand Shower, Showerhead, and Body Sprays

Featuring a Delta Matte Black integrated diverter, this Stryke collection shower system looks stunning against the teal color tile. The integrated diverter control of this shower fixture features the Delta Stryke Collection's unique Helo cross handle for the diverter, plus a dual lever handle control for the water temperature and pressure. The multi-setting showerhead, Matte Black HydraChoice body sprays, and a stylish hand shower sprayer round out this modern shower system. With a 6-setting shower diverter, this Matte Black shower system gives you full control. The use of an integrated diverter valve and trim simplifies both the installation and the operation, adding to the minimal appeal of this black finish shower fixture set.

Other Finish Shower System Bathroom Installation Pictures

In addition to Matte Black, Delta shower systems come in a variety of other exciting finishes. We would be remiss to not at least point out that there are other options, plus we couldn't resist sharing these stunning images! Most Delta shower fixtures come in a variety of finishes, including Polished Chrome, Stainless Steel finish (brushed nickel), Champagne Bronze (brushed gold), Venetian Bronze (oil rubbed bronze), and even Polished Nickel finish! Take a look at the images below and choose the perfect color for your master bathroom project!

Delta Chrome Finish Full Custom Shower Systems

Delta Chrome Finish Full Custom Shower Systems

This full custom shower system in Chrome finish is a real stunner! Featuring Delta's triple pendant ceiling showerhead, 4 HydraChoice body sprays (installed on 2 separate walls!) and a multi-setting hand shower on slidebar, this shower system has major WOW effect. Read our article on shower systems with body sprays to see how the plumbing for a system like this works. The mixing valve and diverter controls are from the Delta Zura Collection which adds a stylish modern feeling.

Delta Stainless Steel Finish Full Custom Shower Systems

Delta Stainless Steel Finish Full Custom Shower Systems

This modern square showerhead Delta shower system is shown in Stainless Steel finish. Utilizing an angular Delta Ara Collection Integrated Diverter shower control, this system features dual spray outlets. A multi-setting square showerhead and hand shower create a spa-like shower experience. The Stainless Steel finish of the shower system fixtures pairs well with the light gray tiles, for an expensive and sophisticated aesthetic.

Delta Champagne Bronze Finish Full Custom Shower Systems

Delta Champagne Bronze Finish Full Custom Shower Systems

Modern brushed gold finishes like Delta's Champagne Bronze offer a whole new level of luxury. This amazingly fashionable Champagne Bronze finish shower system pairs well with the dark blue herringbone pattern tile. The Integrated Diverter control is in the Delta Stryke Collection and includes a Helo cross handle style diverter knob. With its multi-setting wall mount showerhead, handheld sprayer, and HydraChoice body sprays, this shower system in Champagne Bronze has it all!

Delta Venetian Bronze Finish Full Custom Shower Systems

Delta Venetian Bronze Finish Full Custom Shower Systems

This complete shower system features Delta's highly sought after Venetian Bronze finish. A designer finish, similar to what other brands call oil rubbed bronze, Venetian Bronze is unique in that it is non-living. This means the finish is covered by Delta's lifetime warranty and will never change. This Venetian Bronze shower system utilizes a Delta Trinsic Collection integrated diverter control with 6-setting diverter. It features a hand shower on slide bar, a multi-setting wall mount showerhead, and 2 HydraChoice body sprays. Venetian bronze finish, paired with the light gray honeycomb tiling, creates an effect that is truly magnificent!

Delta Polished Nickel Finish Full Custom Shower Systems

Delta Polished Nickel Finish Full Custom Shower Systems

Delta's Polished Nickel finish is one of their most mercurial. Is it gold? Is it silver? Or somewhere in between? A Delta Polished Nickel finish Shower System will pick up the surrounding colors and lighting in a unique and luxurious fashion. This beautiful shower system featuring products from the Delta Cassidy Collection has all bells and whistles. A large overhead rain shower, 4 HydraChoice body sprays, and a hand shower. It even features a Delta 17T thermostatic shower control. All this together creates an absolutely jaw-dropping effect. These gorgeous shower fixtures truly elevate your bathroom shower design to the next level!

Matte Black Finish Delta Shower Systems Conclusion

Matte Black Shower Systems are some of our most requested items and its easy to see why. Matte Black looks great with just about any other color scheme and instantly gives your bathroom a modern, designer feel. Whether you are looking for a Matte Black rain shower system, or a shower system set with separate handheld sprayer, Delta has many great options. With their stylish designs, innovative fixtures, and solid lifetime warranty, Delta makes some of the best shower systems on the market today. As an authorized Delta retailer, FaucetList.com is the easiest place to buy a complete custom Delta shower system in Matte black finish! Start shopping and order your black finish shower system today!

Want to read more? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Delta's Matte Black Finish!

Popular Matte Black Finish Shower Systems

Product: SS14993BL9
Delta Pivotal Matte Black Finish Modern Shower Faucet System with Large Square Ceiling Mount Rain Showerhead and In2ition Hand Sprayer SS14993BL9
Product: SS14763BL2
Delta Stryke Matte Black Finish Shower System with Diverter, Large Ceiling Mounted Round Showerhead, and Hand Shower with Slide Bar Kit SS14763BL2
Product: SS27859BL4
Delta Trinsic Matte Black Finish Shower System with Built-in Diverter, Modern Wall Mount Rain Showerhead, and Hand Shower with Slide Bar SS27859BL4
Product: SS27T867BL5
Delta Ara Matte Black Shower System with Integrated Diverter Control, Wall Mount Multi-Setting Showerhead, and Hand Shower with Grab Bar SS27T867BL5

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Buying Guides

Ultimate Guide to Delta Matte Black Finish Fixtures for Kitchen and Bath

15 min read

Ultimate Guide to Delta Matte Black Finish Fixtures for Kitchen and Bath

In recent years, Matte Black finish has been rapidly growing in popularity. Delta is at the forefront of this movement with their exclusive Matte Black finish for kitchen and bathroom faucets and fixtures. Matte Black is perfectly suited for nearly every home decor style. Complete Matte Black shower systems with hand shower are the most searched for products on FaucetList.com! Because of the popularity of these products, we wrote this Ultimate Guide to Delta Matte Black Finish Fixtures for Kitchen and Bath. In the guide you learn more about this designer finish and will see many beautiful pictures that are sure to inspire! Take a look now!

Read More
Modern Brushed Gold Finishes for Your 2021 Kitchen & Bath

16 min read 14 Comments

Modern Brushed Gold Finishes for Your 2021 Kitchen & Bath

Champagne bronze and Brushed Gold fixtures are ushering in a new "Golden Age" in home decor. Modern Brushed Gold Finishes like Champagne Bronze represent the hottest kitchen and bath design trend in 2021. No longer are we stuck with the boring, old polished brass! This article explains the best way to incorporate this stylish new finish into your home. Check out the Best Brushed Gold Designs for 2021!

***Article updated March, 2021

Read More
Top 9 Trends for the Master Bathroom in 2021

17 min read

Top 9 Trends for the Master Bathroom in 2021

2021 is the year of the master bathroom retreat! At FaucetList.com we interact often with interior designers and major manufacturers. This gives us unique insight about what is popular in modern bathroom design. In this article, we highlight 9 trends we see in 2021. You will see great images of striking and contrasting tile work, wood and wallpaper accents, bold lighting and finishes, and even some new shower tech innovations (with videos!). Check out our Top 9 Trends for the Master Bathroom in 2021 and start planning your bathroom renovation today!

Read More