July 5, 2019 | Updated: July 13, 2022
Black is a great colour choice in the bathroom. It’s a colour associated with style and elegance.
Whether you go for a full black look, or just add black touches, we have put together some ideas to add style and sophistication to your bathroom décor.
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Get an industrial look by combining cement-effect tiles with black taps.
As a rule, designers love black because it is associated with timeless elegance and has great visual appeal. Black is a colour that resists passing trends and is just as likely to look good twenty years from now. This is true for fashion design, industrial design and interior design. This article looks at black bathroom ideas and how best to use this colour. We include ideas for walls, floors and accessories.
For the uninitiated, the colour black might seem like an odd choice in the bathroom. However since the Victorians first brought the bathroom indoors, black has featured as an integral colour within its décor. The following describes how to add varying degrees of black to bathroom décor:
For a dramatic bathroom, the full-on effect of total black is hard to beat. The combination of black floor tiles together with judiciously selected black wall tiles can create a striking space. This is especially the case in the large bathroom with abundant natural daylight. Or even for a small en-suite to add a designer flourish. Paint the ceiling in a complementary tone and add lavish accessories to heighten the drama.
Sometimes a contrasting or a complementary colour can improve the design characteristics of the black bathroom. Black sanitary ware, for example, seen against a brightly coloured wall can draw attention to the design of the artefacts. Black accessories such as towel rails, toilet roll holders and shower screen frames are bold statements. The effect is even more pronounced when seen against primary colour finishes.
Black and grey are natural bedfellows when it comes to interior décor. In the bathroom, this relationship works well with the contrasting floor and wall tiles. Ideally, black and grey should be confined to separate planes, differentiated in their use for furniture, fittings, fabrics and accessories.
Black is a colour that can add instant elegance to any décor, even in small doses black has a powerful effect. The use of timber or timber effect, is nowadays an option for the bathroom, lending a Zen ambience to the décor. Black is a great way to add style to this warm approach. Timber floors and black wall tiles, black accessories or even furniture in natural timber and black tones are great options to combine zen minimalism and an organic feel.
Since the Victorian era, we are used to seeing black and white in bathrooms. Often this combination is highly decorative and has remained popular down the years, expressed in different styles. The back and white tones should ideally be used for elements within the same areas: black and white floor tiles, white sanitary ware and black taps, accessories and soft furnishings.
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Combine black features with marble-effect tiles for a timeless look.
The use of black taps is a relatively recent development in the world of bathroom interiors. Nevertheless, in a short time, it has made a big impact and it’s not difficult to see why. Black bathroom taps draw the eye and convert an average bathroom décor into something entirely different.
Adding black taps to a bathroom is a great way to get this elegant and stylish colour into your bathroom if you don’t want the drama of a full black bathroom. Here’s why we see black taps as a great choice for any bathroom:
Black taps still have an element of surprise. We expect to see chrome or stainless steel so black taps tend to draw the eye. Black taps look contemporary, even a traditional style tap looks somehow modern in black.
Tip: The best way to allow black bathroom taps to become the focal point of bathroom design is to provide a light colour background. Plain wall tiles in lighter colours are the ideal finish to allow matte black taps to shine.
No two bathrooms are the same. Some people love the traditional feel of vintage bathrooms; others see the bathroom as the most modern and utilitarian space in the home and choose a modern, cutting-edge design; on the other hand, some love the industrial-style bathroom. Black taps will also match any colour scheme. Whatever the style, black is the answer.
There’s nothing like marble in the bathroom to make a designer statement. Marble evokes classic elegance like no other material. Black taps combined with marble effect wall tiles underline the contrast in materials by picking up on the typical veining seen in marble, black white or even grey.
Black reflects the modern trend to treat the bathroom like a home spa. The bathroom is no longer just a space of practical and utilitarian sanitary ware. The bathroom is a space where we have furniture, storage, and plants and is a space to relax. Thanks to the great neutrality of black taps this quintessential fixture can help pull a look together and become a common thread.
Black brings out hidden qualities in organic materials. Especially with stone effect tiles, timber shelving or furniture, ceramic wall tiles and metal details. By introducing matte black into bathroom décor any of these materials, alone or in combination, you can create a unique and stunning look.
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Combine the black tap with terrazzo tiles, light wooden furniture, and an all-white bath to get a contemporary style that brings a smart, elegant touch to any setting.
Traditionally we associate sanitary ware with the colour white, but that is not necessarily the case nowadays. For the best black fittings, look at our Noken range, which includes black taps for the basin, bidet, bathtub, or shower, as well as showerheads and shower equipment. So it’s not just the tap that can be used to add a splash of black to the bathroom; other fittings are available in this eye-catching hue as well.
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With our Round collection, which includes taps, heated towel rails, and accessories, you can turn your dream bathroom into a reality.
ADD BLACK TO YOUR BATHROOM
No matter the size of your bathroom, it’s possible to add some black.
Whether you want to have a fully black bathroom, or just add this colour with black taps, it creates an elegant and dramatic flair. Visit our online store to see all of our black bathroom taps in stock and buy them with a single click.