Black Bathroom Ideas

Black bathroom ideas and inspo.

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Powder bath designed by Kaitlin Westhoff
Powder bathDesigned by Kaitlin Westhoff
Guest Bath designed by Lacey Saggio
Guest BathDesigned by Lacey Saggio
HAUSTILE Design Challenge designed by Ashley Carvalho
HAUSTILE Design ChallengeDesigned by Ashley Carvalho
HAUSTILE Design Challenge designed by Sona Mansharamani
HAUSTILE Design ChallengeDesigned by Sona Mansharamani
Bathroom concept board (V3) designed by Skye Robertson
Bathroom concept board (V3)Designed by Skye Robertson
Tiled Bathroom designed by Spoak
Tiled BathroomDesigned by Spoak
Main Bath designed by Lyss Wallace
Main BathDesigned by Lyss Wallace
Console Table Options designed by Madison Subry
Console Table OptionsDesigned by Madison Subry
Primary Bathroom Mood Board designed by Liz Wibbelsman
Primary Bathroom Mood BoardDesigned by Liz Wibbelsman
Half Bathroom Mood Board designed by lindsay mann
Half Bathroom Mood BoardDesigned by lindsay mann
Powder Room 1 designed by Haley Petersen
Powder Room 1Designed by Haley Petersen
pensacola designed by Jaime Dorsey
pensacolaDesigned by Jaime Dorsey
Master Bath designed by Dani Flax
Master BathDesigned by Dani Flax
Bath View Mixed designed by Morgan Carey
Bath View MixedDesigned by Morgan Carey
Powder Room designed by Wendy Taylor
Powder RoomDesigned by Wendy Taylor
Bath—room designed by Alyssa Pearson
Bath—roomDesigned by Alyssa Pearson
Untitled designed by lyndsey mcpherson
UntitledDesigned by lyndsey mcpherson
Guest Bathroom Draft- Front View designed by Selena Wyant
Guest Bathroom Draft- Front ViewDesigned by Selena Wyant
H&M Cozy Fall Bathroom designed by Vivian Nguyen
H&M Cozy Fall BathroomDesigned by Vivian Nguyen
Powder Room 2 designed by Candice KausHagen
Powder Room 2Designed by Candice KausHagen
831 Palm Master designed by Tavia Baker
831 Palm MasterDesigned by Tavia Baker
Untitled designed by Tyka Edwards
UntitledDesigned by Tyka Edwards
Small Bathroom Tile Blog designed by Heather Hamel
Small Bathroom Tile BlogDesigned by Heather Hamel
New Home: Bathroom Elements designed by Carly Johnston
New Home: Bathroom ElementsDesigned by Carly Johnston

Design tips for decorating a black style bathroom

Here’s how to achieve the black aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a black bathroom?

On one hand, bathrooms are undeniably practical spaces. They serve a very specific purpose and are often the smallest rooms in any home. On the other hand, bathrooms also double as havens for cleansing and self-care, an intimate escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Small room, big personality.

Designing a bathroom that's both functional and stylish involves combining practicality with aesthetic appeal. Whether you're in the process of a bathroom remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design**:

  • Tile: Tile is typically the first choice you’ll want to make when designing a bathroom. You may opt to tile the entire bathroom or just the floors in a powder room or backsplash for the shower or bathtub area. Select tiles that are durable, non-slip, and easy to clean. Tiles range in all different shapes, sizes, materials, and layouts. From penny rounds to large format floor tiles, zellige to subway tile, or checkerboard to herringbone, your choice of tile will set the tone for the whole bathroom. And don’t forget the grout! Your choice of grout color can completely change the way your tile looks in the space.
  • Paint or Wallpaper: If you don’t choose to tile your walls, you’ll want to select a paint or wallpaper that can withstand moisture and humidity. Vinyl wallpaper is best for this application. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Bathroom Vanity: The bathroom vanity should balance the style with functionality, offering adequate storage and countertop space. The vanity provides place to wash hands or brush teeth, and storage for toiletries and personal care items. It’s common for modern bathrooms to include a vanity with a double sink. Sink options include under-mount, vessel, and pedestal sinks and range in materials from porcelain, stone, or glass.
  • Mirror or Medicine Cabinet: Choose a mirror or medicine cabinet that complements the vanity in size and style. Consider a framed mirror that matches the bathroom’s design style, or a frameless mirror for a sleek, more modern look.
  • Toilet & Sink: The modern standard for toilets and sinks is white porcelain. But if you really want to make a statement, consider going with a color! Colored fixtures are having a comeback moment or you can source a vintage option.
  • Shower or Bathtub (for full baths): Depending on the size and layout of the bathroom, you may opt for a shower or bathtub (or a bathtub with shower combination). A shower will consist of a showerhead, faucet controls, and a shower enclosure (shower curtain or glass door), while a bathtub provides a space for soaking and relaxation. If you have the space, you may opt for a separate shower and a freestanding clawfoot tub.
  • Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood. Sconces are popular options for vanity areas.
  • Faucets: Faucets are an opportunity to add a decorative touch. Select finishes that match other metal elements in the bathroom, such as cabinet hardware or lighting fixtures. Consider water-saving models for environmental sustainability.
  • ** Bathroom Decor**: From bath mats and shower curtains to soap dishes, toothbrush and toilet paper holders, bath accessories should be both functional and decorative. Coordinate the color and pattern with the overall color scheme and style to bring your design vision to life.

If you are looking for more inspiration or need an extra hand with your bathroom design, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Bathroom.

How do you decorate with black?

Black can be both a bold statement and a subtle accent in a bathroom. When using black in your decor, it's important to consider balance and proportion. Too much black (or other dark colors) can make a large space feel heavy or overwhelming. Consider using black as an accent color or incorporating it in smaller doses throughout your space. A black feature wall, floor, or ceiling can create dramatic impact, making the space feel grounded and expansive without overpowering. Black accent furniture, such as a sleek sofa, a lacquered table, or matte chairs, can serve as elegant anchors in a room.

Black pairs beautifully with pretty much any other color. For a bold, contemporary look, pair black with vibrant primary colors like red, yellow, or blue. For a softer, more timeless palette, combine black with pastel shades or warm neutrals. To prevent black from making a room feel too dark or heavy, balance it with lighter elements and varied textures. Pair black with whites, creams, or light grays to create a striking contrast. Black and white patterns can add a dynamic layer to your room whether it’s through a bold striped rug, geometric tile, or an intricate wallpaper design.

Lighting plays a crucial role in how black is perceived in a space. Ample natural light can soften the intensity of black and highlight its elegance. Consider using black as a backdrop for mirrors or metallic accents. Incorporate materials like glass, metal, or textured fabrics to add visual interest and depth. The contrast between black and reflective surfaces can create a sense of depth and add a touch of glamor. Incorporating different lighting sources like pendant lights or table lamps can create a warm and inviting ambiance against a black backdrop.

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