Home Planning & Renovations

NYC Bathroom Designs: Dark and Daring

By Tiffany Smolick


A white bathroom is classic and stylish; however, those of us living a bit more on the wild side are adding dark elements – or even going all out shady – for our bathroom remodels. 

Illusions of Grandeur

Darker tones allow us to express our creativity and uniqueness. There are so many more options than colors circling around white. Going bold and black can even make your small bathroom appear and feel much larger, according to Architectural Digest. This illusion works best if you incorporate many black or very dark materials in your space. 

Go Dark to Go Bright

You can mix and match light with dark colors. One pro tip is to keep the darker tones closer to the ground and the light tones on the upper half of the walls and ceiling (source). Using this simple design trick, you can make your dingy bathroom appear brighter. 

Beyond Black

Black is a beautiful choice to bring about contrast in your bathroom design, but of course it is not the only option. Dark gray, navy blue, or a deep green are excellent choices for expressing your daring side. Check out the video below for some inspiration from real NYC bathroom renovations

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We hope you found this bit of information helpful, inspiring, and motivating toward renovating your kitchen and bathroom.

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