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Black, White and Grey tones in your bathroom

If you have even a passing interest in bathroom design you will know that Matte Black is off the charts in tapware at the moment. If our customers are anything to go by it’s even threatening to throw chrome off its long held position as the most popular tap finish.


Personally I am crazy for it (which might explain the repeated black tapware blog posts!). In this bathroom we have selected a dark grey floor tile. This tile could also be used for walls but if you are designing a smaller room or one with a low ceiling there is a lighter version of this tile that will give the room a slightly larger feel. The walls in this bathroom feature a Honeycomb mosaic tile in white which adds an element of interest without adding another colour to take away from the gorgeous vein in the grey floor tile.

Relaxing in your bathroom is a must so we have included a high back bath with a matte black freestanding bath spout and mixer. If you have small children and relaxing in any part of the house is basically impossible this bath is also pretty spacious so the terrors can enjoy bath time and you can dream of your child-free future!

Maybe the shower is your place to relax. The black combination shower I’ve selected here includes an overhead rain shower as well as a handshower. I have this shower and what I love about it is on the days that I don’t want to wash my hair I locate the handshower at about shoulder level and can still clean myself without getting my hair wet. The handshower is also great for cleaning the shower. The only drawback is that only one of the showers can be used at any given time so if you are interested in having a double shower you would get two of the black bath/shower mixers shown here and a separate overhead and handshower.

We have selected a basic white vanity with a ceramic top for this bathroom with a black pin lever basin mixer. The vanity comes standard with a chrome overflow ring but you can simply remove this if you select black tapware and the hole is glazed. Don’t forget to add a black pop up waste with an overflow as well.

If black is your choice of tapware colour and you want to avoid chrome at any cost a regular toilet suite could be tricky as they pretty much all come with chrome buttons as standard. I’ve selected a wall faced toilet pan and black buttons that would go with an inwall cistern for this bathroom.

Having a neutral palette like this allows for colours to be added as accessories. We have shown one of the gorgeous Kip & Co dressing gowns here but you could use any colour to give the bathroom a ‘pop’.

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