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Dare the Black Bathroom
We don't often think of black as a proper shade for bathrooms because it shrinks an already small space. Black can sometimes feel a little claustrophobic, but if you're after a timeless, classic look that also makes you feel like you're entering a secret cave, black can be an excellent choice.
It's difficult to pull off an all-black bathroom unless it's large or has lots of natural light, but black, along with white and bright colors, can be used in all sorts of interesting ways to show off your design skills.
Black never goes out of fashion, so using it ensures that your decor doesn't go stale. With a few decor tweaks once in a while, you can refresh a black bathroom at a low cost.
Above, a black-dominated bathroom with a gorgeous architectural wallpaper, by Annie Hall Interiors.Continue to 2 of 17 below.
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Black Bathroom With Birch Forest Wallpaper
You can cut your black walls with a band of wallpaper, as in this original bathroom by Perkinson Homes. This reduces the overwhelming effect of an all-black room and gives the space a characteristic ambiance. Note the brass and silver faucet that's installed through the mirror, increasing the reflective effect.Continue to 3 of 17 below.
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Traditional Black Powder Room
This black bathroom by Chrissy & Co combines modern and traditional features for a unique, personalized look. A small chandelier and distressed-looking mirror frame blend perfectly into the modern, black background of this powder room. The neutral pedestal sink could suit either of these styles and really ties the room together.Continue to 4 of 17 below.
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Black Family Bathroom
Yes, black can be appropriate for a family bathroom. This space, designed by Aspiring Kennedy, shows its use by children as well as parents. The large window helps offset the dark ceiling, and the white tile and floor add light and contrast.Continue to 5 of 17 below.
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Master Bathroom With Black Double Vanity and CabinetsContinue to 6 of 17 below.
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Black Bathroom With Green Plants
Here is a good example of how an all-black bathroom can actually work. This design by Wood Melbourne works thanks to the very low light fixtures, plentiful green plants, and a floating light wood cabinet. Somehow, this feels cozy and safe, rather than claustrophobic and oppressive.Continue to 7 of 17 below.
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French-Style Black Master Bathroom
A gauzy black drape marks the entrance to this Parisian-inspired bathroom, designed by L'Interior. Damask tile marks the two sinks, and the space between them is filled with a wonderful French-style cabinet painted over with stripes.Continue to 8 of 17 below.
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Shiny Black Bathroom
Black and gloss go together like peanut butter and jelly. This cool traditional bathroom with a modern twist, by Kara Mann, shows how you can avoid the dreaded cave effect with a little bit of reflection. Lots of mirrors and vanities with a shiny finish add space, light, and sophistication.Continue to 9 of 17 below.
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Bathroom With Black Hex TilesContinue to 10 of 17 below.
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Bold Black Gothic Bathroom
Are your decor tastes more sinister? Maybe this Gothic-inspired bathroom will suit your decor style. This traditional-style bathroom, by Philip Nimmo Design, has a dramatic touch—perfect for those homeowners who eschew the ordinary. Crystal balls, an ornate mirror, surreal artwork portraits add to the sophisticated Addams family aesthetic.Continue to 11 of 17 below.
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Luxurious Black Powder Room
Dark and luxurious, this powder room by Jamie Bush + Co features low hanging lights, black subway tile installed vertically, and dark wood enhanced by a single picture of greenery. The cozy, comfortable style reminds you of a secret cave where you can take refuge from the busy world outside.Continue to 12 of 17 below.
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Eclectic Black Bathroom
A white egg-shaped freestanding tub set against a black subway tile sets the tone for this modern-eclectic bathroom, by Alden Miller Interiors. Note the shiplap contouring under the large window and the black-and-white tiling, which bring balance and light to the whole.Continue to 13 of 17 below.
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Black Bathroom With Brass Industrial Hardware
A matte black wall is a daring feat for a bathroom, but Norris & Pip manage this beautifully by adding a large, unframed mirror, a simple wood floating shelf, and distressed industrial-style hardware in brass. This makes for an intriguing yet stylish space.Continue to 14 of 17 below.
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Contemporary Black Bathroom
A chessboard-style floor and black subway tile lend a sophisticated air this bathroom by Robin Wilson Interior Design. The Moroccan mirrors add movement and a white granite countertop provides a wonderful contrast.Continue to 15 of 17 below.
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Black and Dark Grey Bathroom
Straight edges and a dark palette give this bathroom by Branch Studio Architects a sharp, modern style. You'll see more and more of the concrete tub and vessel sinks in the future, as this style is gaining popularity. The marble illusion cube tiling brings a touch of softness and movement, much needed in a bathroom built on straight lines and square angles.Continue to 16 of 17 below.
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Black Bathroom With Paris Wallpaper
Shiny black beadboard contrasts with a wonderfully retro Paris wallpaper to make this bathroom by Trout Design Studio a quirky, eclectic space. An open vanity exposes the plumbing under the marble sink, and a frameless mirror adds softness and height. The black window frame makes the daylight seem that much more luminous.Continue to 17 of 17 below.
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Dramatic Black Powder Room
Black brings on the drama in this contemporary bathroom by Orange Coast Interior Design. The damask wallpaper adds texture, while the shiny silver sink and black granite countertop add reflective surfaces for the light fixtures. The ceiling chandelier makes an interesting play of shadows and light over the white surface, which definitely adds to the overall dramatic style here.