Color

5 Black Bathrooms To Inspire Your Bathroom Remodel

By Danielle Miller

1 March 2017 3minutes

modern bathroom

When you are designing your dream bathroom, most often you will consider neutral hues as your design choice because they complement the white in most bathrooms. But, if you are looking for an alternative to the norm and want to make a statement with your bathroom design, consider dark walls, tiles, vanities, or a combo of all.

A popular new trend is dark hues for your home, and a simple paint job can give any room a cozy boost, including your bathroom. Take a look at five examples of dark and lovely MyHome bathroom designs to inspire you to go bold.

bathroom in dark colors

island type bathroom

Example #1: Go Grand With Dark Colors

Dark colors work well in many homes but work best in period properties. The secret to keeping this space crisp and sharp is to contrast the dark with white embellishments, as seen in this bathroom.

black and white bathroom

black and white bathroom

Example #2: Mix Up Your Materials

There are several dark hue finishes that keep the bathroom design from feeling flat. The white accents add a crisp and sharpness to the design without feeling overly edgy. Without the 54×54 Alcove corner tub and the Kauri La Fabrica floor tiles in Victoria finish, the vibe would be altogether different in the bathroom pictured.

island type bathroom

white and dark bathroom

Example #3: Tie Two Patterns Together

A solid color can help two conflicting designs work together well. The black floor and shower tile would lose their design effect if placed side by side. Using a black and white design can be masculine at first glance, but with the white and some added feminine touches, your design will stand out for a unisex modern, and cozy feel.

bathroom with two ties

bathroom with two shower systems

Example #4: Embrace Natural Hues

In your design, embrace natural hues such as dark browns and taupe. A wood vanity and medicine cabinet with plain edge doors give an entirely different effect than a black vanity. In this NYC bathroom, they used natural hues for the medicine cabinet, vanity and shower design for a natural feel. The side lights also give this peaceful oasis a spa-like feel. Last, the feature wall in the shower brings the whole design together beautifully.

white bathroom with black elements

black and white bathroom with metal shower system

Example #5: Go Matte or Glossy

When designing your dark-hued bathroom, you can choose to go matte or gloss. Notice that little line of sparkle all around the accent mirror on the wall? It stands out alongside the matte wall tiles and the dark grey functions as a strong backdrop for this statement wall.

matte tiles

bathroom with metal tiles

You can also choose a glossy finish, however, this effect would be interpreted as showy and not subtle. The stylish lighting on top of the mirror adds to the soft glamour of this glossy space. If you look closely, you’ll see that the shine of the tile reflects off the wall tiles, but also on the fitted mirror, which helps brighten your bathroom by bouncing light around the space. Black gives any bathroom a bit of edge, but you don’t want so much edge that it’s not good for family life.

You can use dark hues to give your bathroom a cozy, bold, and modern feel. Be inspired by these six examples as you consider your 2017 bathroom redesign.