A little drama, a little elegance, and something special no matter what: When done right, a black bathroom is a real head-turner. Learn all you need to know about designing a black bathroom here.
Technically speaking, black isn’t even a colour. On the contrary: it is the absence of light and, unlike white and other colours, it can exist without light. Maybe this fact is part of the reason why the colour is so mystical. Depending on how we use it, the colour can exude elegance, a hint of exclusivity and temptation.
We are all familiar with the ‘little black dress’. It represents pure seduction in the fashion world. But its highly aesthetic look also creates a certain amount of distance. Be aware of this effect when you use the dark colour. When used skilfully, it can highlight your sense of style and your design-oriented furnishings.
First, decide whether you prefer a minimalist design with most surfaces in black. The colour will then be the definite focal point and shape the character of the room. One tiny drawback: Limescale deposits are easier to see in very dark bathrooms. But choosing the right cleaning product will ensure this problem is quickly forgotten.
You can emphasise intense design using appropriate materials:
Depending on how you have furnished the rest of your home, you could also create fluid transitions to the other rooms through the choice of materials.
If an entire bathroom in black is too much for you, you could match the colour with white, for example, or softer natural beige tones. Give your bathroom a light and friendly design and create an exciting contrast with a wall painted in black.
You can enhance a luxurious marble look with matt taps.
The contrast between grey and black is somewhat softer. This mix has a highly harmonious effect with gold or bronze accents, for example in the taps or decorative elements.
The more you use black in your design, the more you need to think about a sophisticated lighting concept. Large windows that let in bright daylight are practical. And warm ceiling lights plus additional spotlights will ensure you have light precisely where you need it.
The light shouldn’t be too cold because it will give the dark design an artificial and unappealing touch. You can find more tips for your lighting concept in our article: Perfect bathroom lights: How to create the best lighting.