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Make your mark with monochrome: Introducing Silk Black from Ideal Standard
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Make your mark with monochrome: Introducing Silk Black from Ideal Standard

Posted by Adam Chard in Inspiration | 1 week ago 4 min read

When choosing your new bathroom colour scheme, have you considered a monochrome palette? Our friends at Ideal Standard, the UK’s No. 1 bathroom brand, show you how to pull this off using their new Silk Black collection.

There are design trends that come and go, but some styles are truly timeless. One of the most classic finishes in interior design is monochrome.

On the surface, a monochrome palette may sound like an unadventurous choice, but get it right and you can create a perfectly balanced room that won’t need updating as trends and fashions come and go. Our expert design team will demonstrate how to incorporate monochrome style into your bathroom, achieving a premium and timeless look.

Conjure up monochrome magic with the Ideal Standard Silk Black collection


Daringly dark fittings

If you really want to make an impact in your bathroom, we suggest you go all out with black statement pieces, like taps and basins. Although it may sound daunting at first, the use of black in a bathroom can add real luxury and depth to a design.

Our stunning new Silk Black collection in matt black combines elegant design with this daring palette. The collection is perfect for those looking to make a big statement. To balance the room when using black accessories, clever use of light is important to make the most of the features. Adding a mirror with a back light is an easy way of adding some extra illumination, like those featured in our collections.

Contrast light and dark with the Silk Black collection from Ideal Standard


Tip top tiling

Tiling is obviously a huge aspect of any bathroom, and this is a great way of bringing in some monochrome design. If you have a larger space, you can afford to be daring and consider patterned tiles to cover large areas of your bathroom, like a shower enclosure. However, if space is tight, you can create a statement design just by adding a few tiles above the sink. This still helps to tie together the monochrome look, without overwhelming the rest of the room.

Silk Black toilet and bidet from Ideal Standard


Taking it a step further

Although the monochrome palette is naturally limited, there’s no harm in adding some additional tones and textures with the finishing touches.

You can subtly incorporate some interesting tones with your bathroom accessories—using on-trend metals or alloys like copper, brass and steel can really help a room pop with a monochrome style. This won’t just lift the overall design, but also gives you the opportunity to make your own mark, adding character and depth to a look. Incorporating some colour can also help to soften the feel of the room, making it a more homely and welcoming space.

Ideal Standard Silk Black showers and taps


Keep it minimal

Monochrome style is designed to be striking and make an instant impact the minute you walk into the room. However, it’s very easy to overdo it and create a room that seems too busy. So, these designs need to be tamed by keeping the room as minimalistic as possible. Try not to clutter the space with too many additional accessories as this can make things look busy.

A great way to achieve this is to be creative with your storage. The vanity units from our new Silk Black collection allow you to keep all of your washroom products in the large and spacious drawers, hidden away from sight.

Ideal Standard Silk Black bathroom furniture

So, whether you’re opting for daringly dark fittings, or just introducing some eye-catching tiles and accessories, bringing the monochrome look to your bathroom is an easy way of creating a sophisticated and timeless space.


Love the monochrome look?

For more interior design tips and tricks, why not check out some of our other articles, where we find out why a black and white bathroom really works, go bold with maximum monochrome and discover some game-changing black and white floor tiles.

Create a stunning black and white bathroom with the Ideal Standard Silk Black collection


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At Victoria Plum, we’re proud to bring you the largest independent selection of Ideal Standard products in the UK. To browse the new Silk Black collection and the rest of the Ideal Standard range, simply click on the image below.

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Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Inspiration | 1 week ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 8 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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