The black-and-white colour scheme, also commonly referred to as “monochrome”, is a popular scheme for bathrooms. While it might look harsh in another room, the bathroom is somewhere where you can play with natural light and be creative with light and dark shades.
If you want to create a sleek, luxurious black-and-white bathroom, here’s how.
Start by choosing a neutral light shade of white or grey for your bathroom walls and tiles. This will create a clean canvas for you to work with and harness the natural sunlight so you can appreciate its benefits properly.
Once you’ve decided where your lighter shades will go, think about where to use black. Consider having some fixtures in this shade, like taps, light fittings or sleek glass illuminated mirrors. Doing this will add depth and contrast to your
Tiles and patterns
Some black-and-white bathrooms get creative with tile patterns. You could try using black-and-white mosaic tiles in part of the bathroom. You could even include some geometric patterns on the tiled floor to add a bit of interest, as long as you take care not to overwhelm the space.
A classic choice for a bathroom is subway tiles. This versatile and trendy style was inspired by the glossy Victorian tiles used on the New York City subway system in the early 20th Century.
In your bathroom, you could get extra creative with the subway style by having them arranged into a herringbone or chevron pattern.
Textures and materials
Prevent your black-and-white bathroom from feeling flat by incorporating some different textures and materials.
If you’ve got some budget to play with, consider using marble or granite countertops for an extra touch of luxury. They’re extra durable too.
Fixtures and tiles with glossy finishes will go the extra mile to add a sense of dimensionality to your bathroom.
Make it cosy with a white or black bathroom mat that contrasts the dominant shade on your floor (if there is one). A grey mat might also add a nice depth to it. Remember that the bathroom should feel warm and inviting, too.
Accessories and accents
Bring your bathroom to life with a few accessories! Wooden bathroom-friendly shelving and steam-loving plants like orchids may not strictly be on-theme, but they’ll still look great. They will bring to the space a friendly quality that it would otherwise lack.
Rose gold is a metallic shade that can simultaneously warm up a black-and-white bathroom and make it look even classier. Why not use it as an accent shade for your bathroom, taps or smaller accessories?
There are lots of ways you can style a black-and-white bathroom. It’s a timeless, classic style that you’ll love for years to come if you execute it right!1