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Black And White Bathrooms: An Elegant And Timeless Trend

When we plan for the design and decoration of our home, the bathroom is not something that instantly comes to mind. Often, it is one of the last spaces we pay attention to, and many of us do not have the luxury of expansive bathrooms that bring home the ambiance of a luxury spa. The color scheme of the bathroom is something that we all get stuck with, and while the options and themes are endless, few, if any, come close to the classic black and white look. The black and white bathroom is a timeless choice that can be adapted to suit any design style, ranging from the rustic to the minimal.

Trendy black and white bathroom

by John F. Heltzel AIA Architects

One of the obvious comforts of this color scheme is the fact that you can hardly ever go wrong with it. It is a hip color combination in bathrooms that has survived centuries and has never been dubbed as ‘out of touch’ with the current trends. Elegant, expressive and at times quirky, here are 45 black and white bathrooms that should inspire you to revamp your own bathroom with ebony and ivory!

Smart combination of black and white in the bath

Transitional bathroom in black and white

by Hutker Architects

Wall sconces help in even lighting of the bathroom

Invite nature indoors in style

Keeping it simple and elegant!

Make black and white combo work in small bathrooms with right balance

White dominates the color scheme in this small bathroom

Small black and white bathroom idea

by Tracey Stephens Interior Design

Opulence That Is Stunning!

The black and white color scheme makes everything look a lot more striking, beautiful, sleek and refined. This is one of the reasons why it is preferred by those looking to add a luxurious vibe to their bathroom. A balance between the black and white tones is essential in creating this perfect look. Too much black can bring in a sense of dullness when not done right. Apart from a balanced use of the darker tones, lighting plays a key role in truly making the black and white bathroom spectacular.

Stunning spa-like bathroom at home!

by Nieto Design Group

Traditional and luxurious bathroom in black and white

Frameless mirrors above the bathroom vanity

by CID Interior

Be it a stunning chandelier, lovely sconces or dazzling pendants, lighting sets the tone and the mood. While that is true in most cases, it is especially important in rooms that use black extensively, as poor lighting can lead to too many dark corners. Most lavish home bathrooms that embrace a black and white combo have a smart blend of several layers of artificial illumination, along with adequate natural ventilation.

Pendant lamp steals the show here!

Bring home a soothing dip with panache!

by Famosa- The Surface Studio

Exquisite contemporary bathroom in a Melbourne Home

by Bagnato Architects

Fabulous black and white bathroom combines several different textures

Lavish master bathroom in black, white and gray

Lovely bathroom with cool black painted cabinets

by Palmer Todd

Interchangeable Accents

Black and white bathrooms allow you to hop in on the latest trends in more ways than just one. Apart from staying relevant across different styles and eras, this unique color scheme allows you to shift between accent colors with ease. Thanks to the neutral backdrop, any accent color that you pick will stand out instantly and make its presence felt. So, you can swap between tangy orange, regal purple or refreshing yellow by simply switching the bath mat or the towels that are neatly rolled and tucked away in the corner.

Change the accent colors with ease in the bathroom

by K Kong Designs

Nature inspired black and white wallpaper for the bathroom

by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Pops of red in the beautiful black and white bathroom

by Kohler

Red and yellow are the two obvious favorites when it comes to accent hues in the black and white bathroom. If you are stuck in a studio apartment or stylish urban loft with little greenery around, then potted plants are a great addition as well. Gold, brass and copper are a few of the hot metallic accents that are really taking over in 2014. These glittering additions also look ravishing as accent touches while keeping in tune with the theme of your bathroom.

Black and white bathroom with golden charm

by ARPA Design-Build

Limited use of black along with brass

by Lompier Interior Group

Black and white master bath with pops of red

Black and white bathrooms allow even the simplest accent hues to stand out boldly

by Element 5 Architecture

Add some color with the ceiling

by Hansen Architects

Add natural textures to soften the look of the black and white bathroom

by Willman Interiors / Gina Willman

Contemporary and Minimal

From the classic, we move on to the contemporary, and the options here are simply endless. The black and white look in the bathroom seems custom-made for those who love the minimalist approach to interior design. The lack of color makes it an ideal choice, as it eliminates any additional frills. Combine this with clean and well-defined lines, lacquered surfaces, a floating vanity and minimal decor, and you have the perfect minimalist bath. The addition of a standalone tub in black or white that complements the rest of the bathroom is a stylish bonus.

Black, white and gray coupled with warm wooden tones

by William Roy Designer Kitchens

Modern minimalist bathroom in black and white with brilliant lighting

by Dana Cohen-Vishkin

Contemporary bathroom in black and white

Wood is a wonderful addition to the black and white bathroom. It removes any possibility of blandness and sterile monotony and adds inviting warmth to the space. A wall-mounted wooden medicine cabinet with a mirror or even an exquisite floating vanity with a sink can serve this purpose. Throw in a few scented candles and the right music, and you can have a rejuvenating and relaxing dip at home every single day!

Sloped roof adds to the charm of this bathroom

Another look at the same bath

by Shirley Meisels

Lighting plays a pivotal role in defining the black and white bathroom

by LeichtUSA

Skylights and floating vanity in the bathroom

Sleek and minimal bathroom in black and white

by tagr design

Black and white color scheme is perfect for minimalist bathrooms

Ingenious Shades and Patterns

Opting for a black and white color scheme does not mean you limit yourself to just two shades. In fact, you can vary the tone and hue of each color by using different tiles to play with the character of the room. At times, you can even incorporate the many shades of grey to add an accent wall that does not drastically stray from the color palette. Do not limit yourself to the same old black and white checkerboard effect along with simple color combinations. With grey being one of the hottest new neutrals, it is well worth adding to the black and white bathroom.

A hint of retro in the bathroom with white, black and gray

by Buckminster Green

Add some natural freshness to the beautiful bathroom

by Positive Space Staging + Design

Think of shades that bring together black and white

by d’apostrophe design

Whether it is the modern variation on the traditional black and white theme with marble surfaces, floating cabinets and standalone tubs or the tried and tested look, there is no denying the grandeur of this enduring combo. It is one way of making sure that your bathroom stays both cool and classy at the same time… A showstopper that always delivers!

Stripes coupled with tiles in this simple black and white bathroom

by C.P. Hart Bathrooms

Creative addition to the black and white bathroom

Exciting black and white wallpaper in the bath

by Becki Peckham

Luxe silver wallpaper in the black and white bathroom

by The Design Practice – UBER

Mirrors lend visual lightness to the small bath

by Grant Davis Thompson

Bring some color into the bathroom with wall art

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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