A black and white bathroom is a contemporary and classic style choice, but it is easy to stamp your own personality onto and make it something completely new and different.
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Black and white are perfect together – black absorbs, while white reflects – which is why this combination is such a great choice for creating a real impact in your bathroom. Black and white also works well in a functional space, like a bathroom, where bold angles and clean lines tend to dominate.
A monochrome bathroom is easy to achieve, and can give the room a luxury bathroom feel – just start with classic fixtures in bright white and choose striking black wallpaper, bathroom tiles or cabinets to make your room design stand out. Black and white is such a stark contrast, there is no need to try and make a statement in any other way.
And of course, a black and white bathroom doesn’t have to be traditional. Have fun with your colour scheme and add unusual features, such as a feature wall, a mural or mosaic tiling.
A timeless choice, a black and white bathroom can be adapted to suit any taste. Keep your look clean and modern, with a hotel theme. Add bold, block colour to the walls, choose a free-standing bath and even add in a media system for a really luxurious feeling.
Or, opt for a Moroccan theme to soften a stark black and white background. Add patterned wallpaper and vintage, shabby chic black furniture for a whimsical take on classic black and white.
Whatever style you choose, black and white is such a striking theme, you are sure to make an impact with this classic design. Just remember: A little goes a long way. Try adding grey to your colour scheme to soften a stark bathroom, or choose monochrome soft furnishings to give just a nod to this theme.
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Black and white bathrooms don't have to be cool and contemporary - use warm, pale tones and a range of textures, like this Moroccan-style inlaid cabinet, for a family bathroom with bags of style.
Add interest to plain, grey tiled walls and sleek sanitaryware with carefully chosen accessories, like these monochrome towels, cool candles and unusual towel rail.
Have fun with black and white schemes by drawing attention to an unusual part of the room. This coloumn-style window canvas brightens up an austere monochrome look, and adds a bit of humour to a traditional bathroom.
Wallpaper can work in a bathroom - take steps to protect it from damage and keep it looking as new, such as varnishing or covering with a glass screen,as seen in this woodland-inspired bathroom.
Create a feature wall using monochrome wallpaper around a sink or basin - team with patterned towels and mirrored accessories for a chic, hotel-style look.
Create a luxe feel in a small bathroom by using mosaic tiles. Compact bathroom suites and furniture, along with clever use of mirrors, will give the illusion of extra space.
Black and white photography makes a bold, iconic statement. Use in a bathroom to give an otherwise classic bathing space extra interest.