Black bathroom trends – Stylish ways to create a dramatic space

A natural progression from the classic monochrome trend, daringly dark bathrooms have become a popular choice for many homeowners and designers.

Inspired by the latest interior trends and a revolution in colour confidence that has seen the rise in rich, dark colour palettes, black bathrooms complemented with black accessories and brassware heralds the arrival of a bold new look in the bathroom.

BLACK BATHROOM TRENDS

With consumers making braver colour choices, from highly decorative details to bold colour blocks, black in the bathroom makes for a wonderfully dramatic interior.

‘Advances in technology and product development have also allowed for new colours and finishes in ceramics, enabling homeowners to embrace adventurous design in the bathroom more than ever,’ says Faye Froy, Marketing Manager, Burlington.

1. LOOK FOR LUXURY

‘Bathrooms are increasingly becoming places to relax and unwind in,’ explains Faye. ‘We’re seeing an increase in customers looking for luxurious, deep baths for the ultimate in bathroom relaxation, with dramatic colours a popular choice for a bold statement in interior design.’

Black bathroom trend

Burlington’s Jet collection.

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2. PAIR WITH PERIOD FEATURES

‘Period-style bathrooms remain as popular as ever with consumers,’ explains Faye. ‘This timeless, classic choice can work in so many different homes. The new trend for black ceramics allows customers to add a contemporary twist on a traditional bathroom aesthetic. Bold and dramatic, this daring shade is guaranteed to add opulence to any bathroom interior.’

Black bathroom trend

Burlington’s Jet collection.

3. KEEP IT CLASSIC YET CONTEMPORARY

Do not be afraid to use black in a period home. It may have temporarily fallen out of favour, but black fittings were highly prevalent in traditional homes during the Victorian era. ‘Whether paired with white ceramics for a simplistic monochrome interior or added as the complementing finishing touch to Burlington’s Jet and black accessory collection. The use of black promises to make a dramatic statement in any bathing space,’ says Faye.

Black bathroom trend

Burlington’s Jet collection.

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4. MAKE IT MODERN

This black and white scheme has been inspired by the refined elegance of grand Parisian apartments. A smart black bath with aged brass taps anchors the scheme, reinforcing the classic, contemporary look.

Black bathroom trend

Photograhy: Michael Sinclair

5. WORK IN A MODERN COLOUR PALETTE

Black works wonderfully well with a large selection of colours. Coloured tiles laid diagonally are all the more eye-catching against dark flooring and fittings.

Photography: Simon Brown

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