Can you imagine anything more glamorous than a black bathroom?
Your bathroom is one of the most-utilised spaces in your entire home, and it's often the only place you get to truly relax. You deserve a space that's a pleasure to be in. Black is enjoying a big resurgence in modern bathrooms, and it’s not hard to see why.
If the idea of using dark and moody hues in your bathroom sounds a little scary, then think again! If you're concerned that it might look like Morticia Addams designed your bathroom, remember the most important thing - the key is to not go all-out.
Simply adding some feature pieces in dramatic black will give your bathroom a sophisticated feel. From sleek, matt black bathroom accessories, to glossy black bathroom tiles, you can style it your way. Besides, everyone knows that a black bathroom is the most Pinterest-worthy bathroom!
Matt Black Bathrooms
Matt black is one of the most up-to-date trends in bathrooms. On shower heads and tap fittings it's both sleek and functional: no more time spent polishing chrome fittings! Matt black works wonderfully when paired with white vanity units, exuding an effortlessly elegant and modern feel. Matt black bathroom accessories also work really well with dark grey walls, resulting in a stylish bathroom that's bang on trend.
Black Bathroom Walls
The key to making black bathroom walls work is in using contrasting textures and clever use of lighting. High gloss black tiles reflect the light around the room, creating a luxe-look that wouldn't be out of place in a swanky boutique hotel. Statement mirrors can open up a space where dark-toned walls could otherwise make them seem smaller.
Remember, black goes with everything, but we don't recommend going for a completely black colour scheme. It can make an already small space feel a little too enclosed. If you do opt for black tiles in your sanctuary, pairing them with white bathroom furniture and a second accent colour, like red, will make it feel dramatically elegant rather than simply closed-in and overbearing.
Black and Metallic Bathrooms
The epitome of style, black paired with metallic finishes like copper and rose gold never goes out of fashion. A black and metallic bathroom oozes class, and the use of opulent metallic fixtures gives a certain gravitas to the space. To be bang up to date, opt for brushed stainless steel or brass taps paired with a black bath and black glass basin for a beautifully contemporary feel. The Crosswater MPRO Brushed Stainless Steel collection makes for an excellent pairing with dark and mysterious bathrooms, adding a simply elegant yet professional feel.
Black and White Bathrooms
“I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” – Coco Chanel
If full-on black is a little too much, then a monochrome bathroom is the perfect alternative. It's timeless and sophisticated, yet modern and clean - and it’s the ideal choice for any home. You can add a little interest by getting funky with black and white floor tiles, or adding a touch of metallic for additional luxury.
If you want to go full-on Simon Cowell, you could even incorporate some black toilet roll into your black and white bathroom...
Black and Bright Bathrooms
A bold accent colour can bring a playful twist to your bathroom decor, and it's easy to change it up depending on the season and current trends. For example, bright towels and matching toiletries or bathroom accessories can give a pop of eye-catching colour against a dark background.
Natural and Black Bathrooms
Pairing natural woods with black and white gives a modern feel, and is a nice twist on the monochrome style. This driftwood wall-mounted unit gives a delightfully Scandinavian twist to the standard monochrome theme. Along with natural floor tiles, it helps to soften the potentially stark appearance of the room.
Be Bold and Daring with a Black Bathroom
“Black is always elegant. It is the most complete color in the whole world, made of all the colors in the palette.” – Riccardo Tisci
Like a little black dress or a sharply-tailored tuxedo, a black bathroom is seductively trendy and will be the envy of all your house guests. Best of all, it's easy to update by simply adding a different accent colour. From dramatic and sexy, to subtle and elegant, adding black to your bathroom decor can give it a certain je ne sais quoi.
Considering giving black a try in your bathroom and in need of some inspiration? Check out black bathroom ideas board for the ultimate inspiration.