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.
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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 2 of 14 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 3 of 14 below.
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Master Bathroom With Black Double Vanity and CabinetsContinue to 4 of 14 below.
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Black Bathroom With Green PlantsContinue to 5 of 14 below.
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French-Style Black Master BathroomContinue to 6 of 14 below.
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Shiny Black BathroomContinue to 7 of 14 below.
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Bathroom With Black Hex TilesContinue to 8 of 14 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 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 9 of 14 below.
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Luxurious Black Powder RoomContinue to 10 of 14 below.
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Eclectic Black BathroomContinue to 11 of 14 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 12 of 14 below.
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Contemporary Black BathroomContinue to 13 of 14 below.
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Black and Dark Grey Bathroom
Straight edges and a dark palette give this gorgeous 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 14 of 14 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.