If you are looking for a sleek and dramatic bathroom look then have you ever thought of painting your bathroom walls black? For those hankering after their dream contemporary bathroom this might be a great idea for you. With clean and simple lines paired against a white bathroom suite the end result will be sleek, stylish and downright cool!
Would it work for my bathroom?
It would be true to say that a small, dark bathroom would not benefit from this type of look as natural light and space is all part of the effect, the last thing you want to create is a dim and soulless room that does not suit your home.
This design is best pulled off using stylish, edgy bathroom furniture to enhance the style. If you like a cluttered bathroom with lot’s of bright accessories then I would steer clear of the black and white design look in favour of a softer style such as beige or cream.
Do I have to stick to only black and white to pull this off?
In a word, no, you won’t need to stick only with black and white. Ideally this look would work really well with silvers, greys and slates so bear this in mind when buying tiles, accessories and towels but it is best to stay within this spectrum of colour going along the black to grey scale. These stunning Krona Silver mosaics would be perfect alongside the black walls.
What about tiling?
If you are painting the walls black you might be wondering about tiling around the bath, shower and basin. Of course you will still need tiles or a splash-back panel to waterproof your walls in areas where they could come into contact with water. Silver or grey mosaics (as above) would create a striking look whilst bringing a more tonal design. If you are a fan of fully tiling your bathroom you could install large format, matte black tiles to the walls for a similar look which would be more hardwearing and of course waterproof. Check out the Domino range in the picture below.
How do I make sure it doesn’t feel too dark?
Wherever possible enhancing natural light is a must in working this look to it’s max, if you are building your dream home from scratch skylights are a wonderful way to bring extra light into a bathroom without causing any concerns with privacy. If you are renovating an existing room use sleek blinds so as not to cover too much of the window during the day and strategically placed mirrors within the room can help to bounce even more natural light around. Think carefully about the artificial light too and use surfaces that reflect the light, silver mirrored mosaic tiles is another idea that would work well for this look.
Choosing the right bathroom suite.
A Contemporary, chunky white bathroom suite would be the perfect way to enhance the look and pull off the style perfectly. A wall hung WC will help to save space and makes cleaning easier too, if you select taps that are square and bold this will look great, go for accessories that are almost ‘spacey’. Storage is a must, minimalistic gloss white units not only provide you a great hideaway for toiletries but also helps to create that sleek almost clinical look to off set the black walls.
So, what do you think, are you sold on the idea of black walls?
This post was written by Becky Whittaker for online tile retailer Tileclick.