Why a Classic Black and White Bathroom Scheme is Always a Winner
Black and white, white and black… Marvellous monochrome works every time for creating a smart, sophisticated bathing space
The usual decorating advice is to keep dark colours lower than light ones, but this reversed colour scheme works brilliantly, the slope of the walls emphasised by the black paint for a cocooning feel, and the dark surround beautifully framing the view.
Zesty yellow accents will instantly lift a monochrome palette if it’s looking too stuffy for your design taste buds. Just a fizz of yellow towels and accessories will update the bathroom for a fresh, invigorating space.
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Black and white is the ultimate combination for fans of a crisp, modern aesthetic. This matt charcoal wall creates the perfect blank canvas for the glossy white fixtures and fittings, while the latticed screen adds just the right amount of texture to stop it feeling bland.
Dark, wraparound surfaces are undeniably smart and sophisticated. Small decorative notes – the wooden shelf and subtly patterned tiles – break up the black, while a huge mirror prevents the narrow space from feeling too enclosed.
A classic, vintage-inspired bathrooms is faultless in black and white. The crisp white backdrop allows the perfectly placed black accents – from the magnificent tub to the cushion, stool and picture frame – to take centre stage.
Black and white vertical stripes add a bit of energy to this small bathroom. Remember to paint the walls white first, then block in the black stripes (the other way around and you’re likely to end up with a sludgy grey mess).
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Black adds definition to an all-white bathroom. Here, the black picture frames and worktop add just enough punctuation without ruining the clean, modernist look.
How do you incorporate a black and white scheme into your bathroom? Share your experiences in the Comments.