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Why are black bathrooms popular?
Striking, bold and stylish black bathrooms are one of the biggest bathroom trends to emerge over the last few years. Black in a bathroom is a trend that continues to grow, interior designers around the world incorporate black into the most sophisticated of bathrooms. This chic, neutral, sophisticated and minimalistic hue will transform any bathroom space into a luxury space.
No longer is the bathroom just a functional space, designed only with efficiency in mind. Today the bathroom is a room for enjoyment and wellbeing. The bathroom has become a place to unwind and relax in, taking on the role of a sanctuary. Black is a great shade to meditate to and allow busy minds that important moment of tranquility.
Think about who will be using the bathroom? And whether you prefer a shower, a bath or both? A freestanding bath is a great asset to any bathing space as it sets a scene of indulgence and relaxation. Designing a black bathroom is pretty much the same as designing any bathroom, it is about making the best use of space available and investing in the highest quality of fittings that your budget allows. If you are designing an en-suite that will only be used by you and your partner you can afford to be bolder and more adventurous. A family bathroom will need to be a little more practical so think about the function and the mood of the space you are creating. As well as bathroom products consider flooring, window coverings, tiles, paint and accessories.
A monochrome black and white bathroom means that you can keep the main fittings such as your bath, toilet and basin in white while using black as a statement. The newest product launches from a host of luxury bathroom brands have been doused in black. Shower heads, taps, mixer, shower panels, accessories, toilet flush plates and all of the fittings in-between, one of the most popular finishes is deepest black. Be it Matt Black, from leading bathroom brand hansgrohe or Industrial Carbon Black from Crosswater’s MPRO collection. Adding black brassware and accessories to a predominantly white backdrop will result in a classic, timeless look.
Baths, toilets, washbasins, bidets are all now available in black. Victoria and Albert’s freestanding baths take on an edgy yet sensuous feel when their soft curves are coated in black. As well as it’s brassware bathroom brand VitrA have launched ceramicware and furniture in black finishes to really transform the bathroom space.
Villeroy and Boch, renown for superior quality and revolutionary technology lead the way with their black bathroom furniture and Burlington’s traditional take on the black bathroom comes by way of their Jet collection.
Opt for black across as many surfaces and objects in the space as possible to create a calming cocoon like space that will create impact without overstimulating your senses
If you’re thinking of painting your bathroom walls in a matt black paint then add impact and paint your windows, doors and skirting board the same colour. This will increase the dark and moody aesthetic and the dark hue will look stylish and lend itself to that much needed cosy-candle ambience.
Use matching materials to emphasize this highly concentrated design. A glass shower panel will provide lightness to your overall scheme, while marble basins or marble flooring will add an elegance to the dark hue and wooden shelves or solid wood furniture will break up the smooth look of black walls.
Marble is a popular choice for bathrooms and walk-in wetroom showers. It symbolises luxury hence why it’s often the choice for 5 star hotels and spas. It does take some care and maintenance though and is an investment so consider marble-effect porcelain tiles, they will be easier to maintain and are a more cost-effective option.
To add opulence to your black bathroom consider brass fittings including the stunning Crosswater Circle Countertop Basin in Brushed Brass with brass taps, shower and shower enclosure this will be a glamouress space where you can truly relax an unwind and feel pampered.
Any colour you wish! All colours will work in your black bathroom as black provides such a contrast. You can add a pop of colour with your accessories to brighten the space, calming green is on trend and green towels, candles, plants and artwork will work beautifully in any black bathroom.
A pop of orange or sunflower yellow will add a happy feeling to a family bathroom, a place your children will enjoy bathing.
You will need some well-thought out lighting in a predominantly black bathroom. If you are lucky enough to have large windows then allowing in natural light will add warmth to your space. In addition warm ceiling lights and extra feature spotlights will give you light in the right place. If your lighting is too cold your dark room could feel cold, artificial and unwelcoming.
How do I use black as an accent?
Taps and showers can be used as an accent or paint one wall black. Less is definitely more so keep the room simple and don’t mix styles.
What materials can be mixed with black?
Soften the smoothness of black surfaces by introducing warm wood elements. To focus on the modern character of your black bathroom design, use cool materials such as metal and glass.
What colours can be mixed with black?
For an elegant aesthetic ass white and grey or neutral tones. For an opulent luxurious finish then add warm metallic tones such as gold or brushed brass.
What effect does the colour black have?
Black is the darkest of dark colours and has a string effect when used. It represents a sense of style, is seductive and is a symbol of elegance.
How important is the lighting in my black bathroom?
Very important unless your new bathroom is flooded with natural light. Carefully plan your ceiling lights, spotlights and any feature lighting to make the most of this dramatic colour.