Beyond "Basic" Black Bathrooms
When I think of black bathrooms I think dark and gloomy and bachelory. I must have seen too many 80s "before" bathrooms and black porcelain toilets. Ugh, shudder. But lately, I have completely changed my outlook. Black bathrooms can be organic, inviting, bright, and hella interesting. Point in case below.
Looking closely at these winners I have cracked the code of what makes these bathrooms successful and not scary.
- Texture -- notice the floor to ceiling tile is alive with a tactile surface that moves the eye and reflects the lights. It is not a uniform boring surface. Also consider Venetian plaster for variations in tonality to add into the mix.
- Black stone -- it provides more natural texture as well as variation and movement. Look at soapstone, basalt, and black marble.
- Brass and copper accents to warm up the space and keep it from feeling too bachelory.
- A wood vanity cabinet to brighten the space. White oak, beech, or ash would be nice and light.
- No black porcelain. Don't underestimate the punch provided by classic white porcelain against the black base. Procure a white tub and sink and you are golden.
- Plants, vintage rugs, large mirrors will make the dark space feel cheerful and full of life.