Using Black in Bathroom Design

April 8, 2013

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I had no intention of doing this, but it just so happens that a few days after blogging about Using Black in Kitchen Design, I also have some great images of black in bathroom design! So why not keep the theme rolling? Clearly I love black. The above bathroom absolutely stuns me. So gorgeous and modern but also approachable. Magnificent texture in the wood grain.

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I simultaneously love this and find it overwhelming. It’s just a too stripey for me. Plus, ugh, chevron is so 2011. I’ll still permit small or more subtle uses of chevron, but this very graphic and stark use of the pattern on the floor is not my jam. But I still like this room. The bird prints may have a lot to do with it.

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Gimme. I adore this. Its simplicity and vintage pieces really work well. The reddish pink in the rug is a welcome moment of color. You’ll note that black is very often used with white, because what could possibly be more classic than that? Not only do black and white look good together, the white does a good job of keeping things (literally) light. You can have your dark dramatic walls/tub/tile/trim/etc. without letting the room feel like a light-less cave when there’s a fair amount of white to balance it out.

one // photographed by Line Klein, styled by Helen Wiggers, via my ideal home
two // Lonny via Design Crisis
three // photographed by Nicole Franzen via desire to inspire

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  • Reply Veronica April 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Black is my favorite color, and these bathrooms make me fall even more in love with it. I agree, the chevron is a little much. My favorite is definitely the top image, gorgeous.

    • Reply Christina Ebbers April 8, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      Black is your favorite color? That is so chic of you. Haha. 🙂 It really is wonderful, isn’t it?

  • Reply junkyardcandy April 8, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I love black! The first image is gorgeous, but I my fav is the last one. Lovely lovely!

    • Reply Christina Ebbers April 8, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      I don’t know if I can make up my mind which image I like better, the first or the last, but I’m definitely leaning towards the last too. 🙂 It’s just so damn charming!

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