Dark Bathrooms

Darkly Dramatic Bathroom Designs

A dark bathroom scheme is the perfect opportunity to try something different. Mysterious and moody, there are many ways in which you can make a dark colour palette work for you. From wall and floor tiles in deep blues, blacks, greens and greys to on-trend matt black brassware and Crittall-style shower screens and statement vanity units with a luxurious marble countertop, almost every element of the bathroom can be customised to bring this trend into your home.

Although a dark bathroom may seem a little daunting at first, there are plenty of ways in which you can slowly incorporate darker features to see if the trend is for you, starting with tiling. When it comes to tiling your bathroom, there is such a wide variety of colours to choose from that you’ll be spoilt for choice. Intensely dark high-gloss designs are a great option, as the light reflecting off them will prevent the room from feeling two-dimensional whereas a grey slate-effect porcelain can bring a natural feel to the room while providing a plain backdrop for you to work with. It is important to think about the size of your room during this step, as opting for a grey tile may help to make the room feel slightly larger than a black design for instance.

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If you are keen to embrace a dark bathroom, consider choosing sanitaryware to match. A black freestanding tub can complement a darker bathroom, as it blends seamlessly with the rest of the room. A double-ended design offers the added benefit of room for two, perfect for relaxing in at the end of the day. Choosing a black countertop or concrete wall-hung rectangular basin can also enhance the dramatic effect.

Finished with matt black wall-hung taps, a deeply dramatic bath and basin will create instant impact and this can easily be complemented by a shower in a similar style. If you want to soften the look or add a pop of colour, think about adding contrast with on-trend pink wall tiles or different shades of one hue such as sage and moss greens.

A dark bathroom is a great way of modernising the space and this interior style works best if it is in sync with the rest of the home. Vanity basins can be used to create a cohesive feel. Large countertops finished with marble or slate offer a theatrical touch and are a simple way to make the bathroom appear darker. With the final flourish of a large mirror to help create the illusion of light and space, this is an option many homes with a dark bathroom incorporate. Another clever design trick is to use the same theme for the kitchen too, as this helps to tie the interior together.

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