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Black And White Bathroom Ideas

Updated on January 19, 2016

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Black and white colors are a best choice in accentuating any bathroom design. The design of your bathroom whether traditional, modern or contemporary, can look more appealing with the two colors put into action. These two help in camouflaging the planes features of any bathroom style. White is a good color to signify purity and cleanliness of the bathroom space, while black defines character and helps in breaking the monotony of a space that is all-white. Here are black and white bathroom ideas that will help you get the perfect bathing space.

Black Tiled Bathroom
Black Tiled Bathroom | Source

Modern design features

If you have a modern designed bathroom, black and white aspect will merge well with the design. These colors will complement bathroom features such as open spaces, sleek lines and elegant surfaces. Having a vessel sink is quite a big idea and you can choose to have it white in color and have the vanity be painted black or even choose them be vice versa. This adds to class and taste of design. Natural stone whether black granite or white marble is quite an addition to a modern bathroom. The black and white colors add that perfect contrast that you may not get with any other colors.

Matte black patterned wall paper with white marble & accents
Matte black patterned wall paper with white marble & accents | Source

White accents on black walls

In this design, the walls are made of black or any dark colors and added fixtures and floor accents that are white. It is classier to think beyond the toilet and tub fixtures that mostly come in white and choose marbles that are bright or white or even the granite and quartz. You will spend relatively less as compared to when you have to go looking for colored fixtures.

If you’re looking to go a little lighter colored with your color contrast, you may want to add a heavy texture to the walls. This can help to accentuate the black and white color difference without the need to add a lot of black into the design.

Some Wall Art will do magic

Adding wall art that is colorful will help divert the attention from the contrasting colors and focus it on the black and white theme of the bathroom. Photos that are black and white easily blend the black and white wall design and bring about a transition between these colors. Bright colors are a good way of diverting the attention from the black and white colors but the art will a better choice.


Accent Walls

If you want to stick with one color other than blending different colors, you can choose to have a black accent wall then dominate the rest of the space with white fixtures and flooring, vanity counters and tiles. With this option, make sure that the opposite side of the bathroom mirror is left black. This is a way of ensuring that the intended black and white bathroom design is achieved without having to exaggerate on the black. You can also choose to add antique wood furnishings made of dark colors to increase that accent look of your wall.



Wainscoting is a perfect way of beating the contrasting brought about by the chosen colors. You can choose from the simple to complex wainscots. For instance, bead boards that is simple to a more complex panel that is raised. A black wall blends well with a white bead board. It is also possible to interchange this setup.

Subway Tile Wainscoting
Subway Tile Wainscoting | Source

Creating a perfect look of your bathroom is not difficult. With simple techniques and the right design choice then you will have the best look. The above mentioned black and white bathroom ideas offer a guideline on how to blend these colors.


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    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      These are very clean and modern looking. I like them!

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      Besarien 2 years ago

      Beautiful hub! I love a black and white bathroom - so clean, so elegant, so contemporary. If you're not feeling it, then adding a pop of color is as easy as changing the towels. Personally I like wood and stone in my bathroom too. That doesn't mean it can't be black and white though. Gorgeous hub and really well written, too.

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      LM Gutierrez 2 years ago

      Nice photos, indeed. The pictures near the bathtub were very interesting. Haha. And now.. *stops hubbing, closes laptop, starts breaking his bathroom wall*

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      VationSays 2 years ago

      Hi Dana and MizBejabbers! Thanks for the feedback

      Haha..for the color lovers i'll work on some colorful bathroom ideas too :)

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 2 years ago

      Great photos and review, but frankly, I find them to be stark and cold. The same goes for today's grays that are so in fashion. But, I'm a Southern Belle, so that explains it, I guess. We love color!

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      Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Those pictures are amazing! I love black and white together.