If we did a street mini-survey, asking passers-by for the most elegant colour, what would the result be? Without a shadow of a doubt, black would take the first place 🙂

Dark colours give the interiors class and exclusivity. So why not bring them into the bathroom? Stereotypes of course loudly scream that “dark colours minimise interiors” but it is really worth defeating the fears associated with these common misconceptions. Deep, dark colours do not have to necessarily overwhelm the room – on the contrary, they can saturate it with positive, elegant energy. There are also many ways to add a glow to the dark bathroom. We will suggest how to do it in five inspirations below 🙂

Margarita Collection, Ceramika Paradyż.

Most arrangement guides convince you that the bathroom – especially the small one – should be kept in bright colours to not visually overwhelm the interior. It seems that generally it is the most valuable advice. However, if we do not want to have interiors like many other ones, and additionally we have a bit of extravagance and some courage, we can tempt ourselves into a bathroom in dark shades. Contrary to appearances, this is a spectacular and extremely functional solution.

Fashionable grey in a modern bathroom

Graphite shades will perfectly find themselves in a modern bathroom. Large ceramic rectangles with mat glaze, arranged horizontally on the walls, as well as the floor made of large squares in the same shade, give a sense of peace and harmony. Deep, neutral grey can be a beautiful background for a large mirror, table top, and white sanitary ceramics which attract attention and introduce brightness to the interior. The whole gives the impression of a well-planned, effortless elegance which is always “en vogue”.

Deep grey in the bathroom next to the bedroom is a good, neutral choice we will not get bored with over the years.
Deep grey in the bathroom next to the bedroom is a good, neutral choice we will not get bored with over the years.

Game in white and black 

Strong contrasts, especially the strongest one – black and white, are perfect partners in the game for clarity. Even the contrast itself gives a striking effect, particularly when we keep proportions, balance, and then reverse the role, putting, for instance, black sanitary ceramics. When we add fun with the texture on the edges of the tiles and the shiny surface, the game becomes even more interesting. From the black glaze of the tiles, the space is reflected in dozens of mirrors, giving the optical effect of expanding the space. Whiteness of tiles and bathroom furniture additionally illuminates the interior.

Maloli Collection
The shiny surfaces of the black tiles give the effect of a mirror reflection, visually enlarging the space.

Maloli Nero Wall A Structure, 20x60 cm
Maloli Nero Wall A Structure, 20×60 cm

Maloli Nero Wall B Structure, 20x60 cm
Maloli Nero Wall B Structure, 20×60 cm

Maloli Nero Wall C Structure, 20x60 cm
Maloli Nero Wall C Structure, 20×60 cm

Black and white in a geometric satin version

In the spacious bathrooms you can go wild with dark colours even more boldly, and even in a satin version, without gloss. An additional “wow” effect can be guaranteed by an extremely fashionable, geometric structure. Well-lit, convex elements of the black wall reflect and refract light, introducing an additional decorative element into the interior. Owing to the well-thought-out contrasting of dark and light elements, the overall balance will prevail in the interior.

Black, white, light, and satin structure are the heroes of a modern bathroom.
Black, white, light, and satin structure are the heroes of a modern bathroom.

Modul Graphite Wall A Structure, 30 x 60 cm
Modul Graphite Wall A Structure, 30 x 60 cm

Modul Graphite Wall C Structure, 30 x 60 cm
Modul Graphite Wall C Structure, 30 x 60 cm

Energetically like in a beehive!

By combining black with a bright, saturated colour, such as yellows, oranges, pinks, reds or canary green, we can achieve equally expressive effects as in the case of a combination of white and black. If we add an interesting texture to the black, shiny tiles, then the play of light on their surface will add splendour to the whole bathroom. Colourful, contrasting elements of the décor will enrich this place with energy. If this is an addition of yellow – the interior will emanate with good energy, and life will pulsate there like in a hive 🙂 To soften a strong expression, you can complement the whole with a more delicate motif, for instance floristic, placed on a light background.

Black with an interesting structure looks very well when combined with strong bright colours.
Black with an interesting structure looks very well when combined with strong bright colours.

Exclusively and timelessly

Black, the colour of ladies and gentlemen, can easily make itself comfortable in exclusive glamour style bathrooms, in light-filled apartment buildings, and elegant villas. The final arrangement effect will be influenced by both the comfortable, functional layout of the interior, the selection of the highest quality equipment elements as well as the unique, exclusive accessories. Full of chic, bold texture of dark ceramic tiles will immediately help you identify the character of the interior.

Dark colour, satin surface, and a deep linear structure of ceramic tiles plus exclusive accessories - this is one of the ideas for an elegant, original bathroom.
Dark colour, satin surface, and a deep linear structure of ceramic tiles plus exclusive accessories – this is one of the ideas for an elegant, original bathroom.

Margarita Nero Wall A Structure Rect. 32,5 x 97,7 cm
Margarita Nero Wall A Structure Rect. 32,5 x 97,7 cm

Margarita Nero Wall B Structure Rect. 32,5 x 97,7 cm
Margarita Nero Wall B Structure Rect. 32,5 x 97,7 cm

SUMMARY:

  1. Contrary to stereotypes, dark colours can work perfectly well in the arrangement of the bathroom, adding its originality and elegance.
  2. The shiny surfaces of black tiles act like a mirror, adding a glow to the interior.
  3. Skilful use of bright surfaces and design elements will make the room look gloomy.
  4. Playing with a contrast of white and black, black and bright light colours, bring very expressive arrangement effects.
  5. Fashionable ceramic tile structures on a dark background look even more effective than on pale backgrounds – and this effect is especially worth using when designing modern, exclusive interiors.

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Monika Wiśniewska
Od czterech lat jest związana z branżą wyposażenia wnętrz - w Ceramice Paradyż jako projektantka wnętrz i menedżer produktu. Miłośniczka własnoręcznie przygotowanych dodatków, minimalizmu i grafiki użytkowej.