Black can evoke a sense of mystery, and also invite a sensuous ambience into an intimate space. The common misconception about using black in homes is that it will make spaces look small and claustrophobic. To bust this myth, we look at ways to design a black bathroom and examine how lighting, texture and accessories can create a bold and stylish haven you want to unwind and relax in.
Tip 1: When designing a dark-coloured bathroom, it is important to know what to expect. Designer Yeo See Wee of Wee Studio shares that dust and water marks are more visible in a dark-coloured space, so dive into the design idea only if frequent maintenance and cleaning is something you’re willing to manage.
Tip 4: Avoid conventional stainless steel wall-mounted shelves and baskets for your shampoo bottles. Instead, keep to a clean, minimalist look and customise a sleek recessed ledge on the wall with the help of a tiling specialist, or design a streamlined stainless steel black powdercoated ledge.
Tip 6: Dress the space by sprucing it up with decor accessories like candles, hand soaps, and diff users in sleek bottles. A trick to make sure they don’t look out of place – set them on accent trays or dishes. Of course, these scents and fragrances can also help elevate the ambience and mood in the bathroom setting.
Tip 7: Mark Bickerstaffe, director of new product development for kitchen and bath at American bath ware brand Kohler, says: “The secret to sophistication for a black bathroom is layering with diff erent textures, including matte, glossy, satin and other elements in dark colours, to keep it from looking overbearing.”