By Ruth Doherty published
Been dreaming of a sumptuous, decadent black bathroom, but never quite dared? The new Bert & May x Anthropologie Noir tile makes it super-easy to take the leap.
Scrolling through the #darkinteriors hashtag on Instagram uncovers more than 180,000 images of dark and luxurious interiors since November 2020, featuring trends such as powerful jewel tones and moody wallpapered feature walls. Search interest for ‘dark bathrooms’ was almost three times the amount of searches for the same period (+192%).
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The Bert & May x Anthropologie partnership started in 2018 with a Bert & May pop-up in the Anthropologie Kings Road (London) store and a limited tile range. The new Anthropologie Noir colorway is a fresh take on the original Anthropologie Gold.
The opulent Noir tile contrasts with the raw washed-out natural pigment of the charcoal black background against flashes of gold octagonal shapes that hint at bold glamour. Lending itself well to schemes that are soft and tactile, or sharpened up with clean contemporary lines the Noir is a versatile tile that looks beautiful in different lights and settings.
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The gothic direction in bathrooms has been inspired by on-trend paint brands. Keeping the look modern and fresh by opting for textured or patterned tiles is a great idea.
Take inspiration from the team and pair yours with black painted walls softened with opulent accessories, such as a gold-framed mirror, or keep things industrial and team with concrete sanitaryware and matte black furnishings.
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Inspired by the beautiful gold hints that run through the Anthropologie homeware style, the original Anthropologie Gold brought a softer, more delicate design to the Bert & May collection, with its gentle tessellations glinting against the natural pigment of the Brighton Stone backdrop.
The combination of Bert & May’s passion for artisan techniques and finding unique patterns that blur the lines between art and design, and the creativity that is at the core of the Anthropologie ethos has created a sophisticated but understated collection.
Will you dare to go back to black? We're already planning our move to the dark side...
Get worldwide shipping and shop the Noir tile at bertandmay.com.
Ruth Doherty is an interiors writer who has worked for Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines among many others.
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