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20 Ways to Add a Gorgeous Black Vanity to Your Bathroom

As with any other room of your home, designing a stylish and eye-catching bathroom requires careful planning and attention to the tint details that go on to make a big difference. A vanity plays a big part in shaping this ambiance and choosing the right vanity is as much about color and finish as it is about size and style. While a bathroom vanity in white or wood seem like the ‘safe choice’, something much darker can make a bigger visual impact in your polished, contemporary bathroom. With spa-inspired bathrooms and those in neutral hues currently dominating the trends chart, a black vanity makes plenty of decorating sense.

Black bathroom vanity with marble top and twin rectangular sinks

Since many among us strictly stay away from black, the idea of adding a black vanity to the bathroom might feel a touch shocking to begin with. But black is the perfect color for a bathroom that is already filled with plenty of white, gray and other neutral hues. A beautiful black vanity anchors the breezy bathroom and gives it a focal point you simply cannot take your eyes off! Striking, versatile and often sensational, here are 20 bathrooms that showcase the beauty of the black vanity –

Black Vanity and Bathroom Style

The perception that black vanities work in only polished, modern bathrooms is just a misconception that is being fanned by those picture-perfect bathrooms on catalogs and décor magazines. The black vanity can easily fit into any style that you already have going in the bathroom. It all depends on the material that you choose and the finish. A vanity in polished stone or with man-made finishes obviously looks great in the minimal, contemporary and transitional bathroom. One the other hand, a dark wooden vanity with a distressed finish is perfect for traditional, shabby chic, eclectic and rustic spaces.

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Modern beach style bathroom with custom dark vanity [From: Echelon Custom Homes]
Modern retro bathroom idea in black and white with pops of gold

Even in light-filled, beach styles bathrooms that are usually draped in white and blue, the black vanity seems to fit in effortlessly. It brings a completely different aesthetic to the coastal style bathroom and sets it apart from the more mundane designs. The ornate and slim table in black that serves as a gorgeous vanity is a perennial winner in the retro and art deco style bathrooms with a modern touch.

Rustic wooden vanity with granite countertop and stone sinks [From: Pinnacle Mountain Homes]
Sparkling black bathroom vanity seems to blend into the black, wallpapered backdrop
Beach style and modern aesthetics are combined seamlessly in this black and white bathroom
Beautifully crafted black table with ornate design acts as vanity in this glamorous powder room [From: Roselind Wilson Design / Daniel Swallow]
Farmhouse style bathroom with stone wall and twin black vanities [From: Cameron Custom Builder]

Finish and Placement

We already talked about how the material you choose for the black vanity can define the style of your bathroom. Take this a step further by carefully selecting the finish of the vanity and the fixtures and accessories around it. Beyond the glossy lacquered and matte finishes, think of the material used for vanity handles, sink, countertop and the bathroom fixtures. A dark vanity with white marble countertop is a hot favorite among homeowners and those who love warm metallic glint can throw in brass handles and bathroom fitting. If you prefer cooler metallics, then chrome handles and fittings are the way to go.

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Combining the allure of black with woodsy warmth for a unique vanity [From: Décor Aid]
Gorgeous black vanity for the traditional bathroom in white [From: Vanessa Francis / Stephani Buchman]
Polished floating vanity in black brings contemporary dazzle to bathroom in white

Consider where you want to place your black bathroom vanity to create the biggest visual impact. This is where you need to find balance between practicality and form and sometimes sacrificing a few inches of precious space can give you big aesthetic perks. Repeating the hue of the black vanity in the bathrooms also helps in creating a more elegant and curated space.

Stylish powder room with a gorgeous black vanity and wallpaper in gray and silver
Vanities with worn and distressed finishes are back in trend [From: Native Trails]
Bathroom in gray and black with a contemporary vanity that offers display space
Bathroom in gray and black with a contemporary vanity that offers display space

Storage and Display

Modern floating vanities have brought with them a whole array of exciting storage and display options that were previously unavailable to homeowners. Now you can choose a lovely vanity in black that also offers plenty of cabinet space and also a few open shelves for the neatly folded towels in white! Again, the black backdrop of the vanity gives you an entirely new range of decorating options that you never had with a white or wooden bathroom vanity. Enjoy this decorating freedom and try out colors like red and orange as you turn the bathroom vanity into a showstopper!

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Black vanity with brass handles, fixtures and a white, marble countertop [From: Heidi Caillier Design]
Large black vanity with ample storage space and open shelves for the traditional bathroom [From: RW Anderson Homes]
Moroccan style bathroom with modern appeal and vanity in dark wood
Silvery legs of the black vanity give it a more contemporary feel [From: Designer Shylo Preston]
Small black and white bathroom of renovated Tel Aviv apartment
Bathtub, vanity and medicine cabinet in black present a picture of curated elegance in the bathroom
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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