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Back to black: 6 magical monochrome touches for your bathroom

Back to black: 6 magical monochrome touches for your bathroom

Posted by Adam Chard in Inspiration | 7 years ago 3 min read

One of the most exciting aspects of designing your new bathroom is choosing your colour scheme.

Whilst there are infinite choices you could make, from bold and bright colours, to more neutral tints and shades, there is one colour combination that interior designers keep coming back to, time and time again.

Black and white is a tried and tested colour scheme that works well in both contemporary and traditional settings. Whilst the white reflects light, black absorbs it, resulting in the perfect partnership when used together.

These days, monochrome bathrooms are proving very popular indeed. Whilst the overwhelming trend is for a white suite and furniture, many people are now turning to black products to produce a more balanced look. That’s why, here at, we’ve expanded our range to include a wider selection of black basins, shower trays, accessories and more.

To help inspire you further, we’ve come up with 6 different black coloured products you can add to create a magical monochrome bathroom!

Black marble accessories

Starting off with the basics, if you only want to add some minor black detailing to your bathroom, a great place to start is with your bathroom accessories. With black marble accessories, like those pictured below, you not only add some handy storage for bits and bobs, but add a darker element too.

Black marble accessories

Black countertop basin

One neat way of adding a black edge to your bathroom décor is by installing this cute and contemporary Dal countertop basin. With its refined style and minimalist design, it’s like stepping foot (or dipping a hand!) inside a boutique hotel.

Dal countertop basin(

Pure black wave gloss tile

These black wave design tiles are a great way to add black to your colour scheme. However, they should be used sparingly: A bathroom with 4 black walls could start to feel oppressive, but when used to create a feature wall or part of your wall space, you’re onto a winner. The wave design also helps to provide texture, which is important when using single blocks of colour.

[Pure black wave gloss tile 248mm x 498mm]

Mode black granite effect shower tray

When it comes to adding colour to your bathroom decor, a shower enclosure can be somewhat limiting. That's where this superb black granite effect shower tray really comes into its own. When combined with one of our black framed shower enclosures, you can really break away from the traditional chrome or white elements that you are often stuck with.

Mode black granite effect left handed rectangular stone shower tray 1200 x 800

Black toilet seat

The monochrome style can work just as well in a traditional style bathroom as it can in a contemporary design. In fact, checkerboard floors are the hallmark of this type of décor. However, if you want some vintage style with a black soul, try this Cavendish close coupled toilet with black wooden seat.

Cavendish close coupled toilet with wooden toilet seat black

Bathe in black

If you're looking to make a really big impact in your bathroom, the choice is clear: You’ll need an opulent freestanding bath. Our popular Crescent bath comes complete with black coloured surround and a white rim and interior, providing the perfect setting for a long and luxurious soak.

Mode Crescent black freestanding bath

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Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Inspiration | 7 years ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 10 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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