6 Stylish Black Bathroom Ideas


When it comes to designing your bathroom, black is still one of the top colour choices. From tiles and taps to showers and baths, there are plenty of stylish black bathroom ideas to choose from. Keep reading for must-see black bathroom design inspiration.

Bathe in luxury


For most people a bath is a must-have, but why compromise on style? A standard straight white bath is probably the go-to for most, but this doesn’t have to be the case. From beautiful black freestanding baths to shower baths with stylish black bath panels, there’s something for every budget and need.

However, if you want to bathe in comfort, a painted black freestanding bath is a great way to go. Not only do they scream luxury, but a freestanding bath can provide a truly relaxing bathing experience too.

As freestanding baths are generally larger and deeper than most standard straight baths, you can immerse yourself in a peaceful bubble bath after a long day at work.

Shower in style


Why choose a standard white or chrome shower when you could go for a contemporary black option? While most homes are likely to have a classic chrome or even white shower, sometimes it’s nice to stray from the crowd and adding a black shower is a wonderful way to do this.

With both gloss and matt black options you can tailor your black shower to your bathroom. While a black gloss shower can help to reflect light and minimise annoying watermarks, a matt black shower can provide a greater sense of luxury.

No matter your current shower system, we guarantee you’ll find a black shower perfect for your needs. From standard electric options to digital showers and even shower towers, you’ve got just as much choice as you would when choosing a chrome shower.

For more information, take a look at our article covering the different types of showers.

Make a statement with a black basin


Let’s face it, basins aren’t always the first thing we think of when planning a bathroom update or renovation but get the right basin and you can create a beautiful statement. A black basin can help to make your bathroom stand out, especially when paired with a beautiful black basin tap.

Most black basins come in a countertop design, so it’s good to bear this in mind when designing your bathroom as you will need a vanity unit or shelf to fit the basin on. You could choose a black option to match your basin or pair your black basin with a grey or even wood vanity unit.

However, it’s also good to keep in mind the cleaning routine with a black basin or black taps. Due to the colour and in most cases, matt finish, you’re more likely to see regular toothpaste stains and water marks collecting in and around the basin. Therefore, it’s a good idea to swill the basin out after each use and even give it a quick wipe with a soft microfibre cloth to prevent water marks.

Tiles or bathroom wall panels


Whether you choose to panel or tile your bathroom walls, you can create a true statement with a gorgeous black design. From geometric black and white floor tiles to metro wall tiles and even black bathroom wall panels, it’s easy to create the black bathroom of your dreams.

If you’ve already decided on other black features for your bathroom and are looking for a lighter-coloured tile option, then white or cream tiles paired with black grout can make a wonderful combination. Also, not only will this look stunning, but it means you don’t have to worry about white or cream grouting discolouring over time.  

You could even create a black statement wall with a stylish bathroom wall panel or beautiful, black bathroom tiles. This is where you can go all out with your black design, creating a stylish pattern or mixing black with another colour of your choice to add a touch of colour to the space. Perhaps a half-tiled wall in black, paired with some colourful wall art or even with the top half of the wall painted in another colour such as pink or sage green.

Black & white design

If you want to add a touch of black to your bathroom but are unsure where to start, then a gorgeous black and white design is a great way to go. A wonderful way to create a monochrome bathroom is through the use of black bathroom accessories such as towel radiators, toilet roll holders or tumblers. You can create a wonderful black and white design by pairing a black shower and taps with white ceramics like your bath and basin.

If you want to be inspired, take a look at the video below to see a wonderful black and white bathroom transformation.

Contrasting colours & materials


Black bathrooms don’t have to be plain and boring, especially when you mix and match black elements with other materials and colours such as brushed brass, gold or even pink. For example, if you choose a black basin, you could pair this with a beautiful, brushed brass tap and a light pink tiled splashback to create a standout design.

However, it’s best to avoid other dark colours such as navy and plum as you’ll lose the eye-catching effect from the black features in your bathroom such as taps and showers. It’s a good idea to stick to lighter colours or use other dark colours sparingly when accessorising and adding the finishing touches to a black bathroom.


If you want to design a stylish black bathroom, we hope our design ideas have inspired you to create the relaxing space of your dreams. But always remember while you might be set on a black design now, not every bathroom will be suited to a full black colour pallet, especially in smaller spaces. We advise starting small, with black accessories and taps and working your way up to a fully black tiled or wall-panelled bathroom.

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