Black Showers and Taps Inspiration


Style and trends are something we’re always on the lookout for, and there isn’t a hotter trend than black taps and showers.

Hugely popular and incredibly stylish, matte black finishes are here to stay with their beautiful contemporary design. As more items become available in matt black you can fit out your whole bathroom in this style.

So, how can you turn your bathroom into a trendy black space you may be wondering? Well, we’ve picked out some of the best matte black taps, showers, and shower enclosures for your bathroom. We’ll explain why this trend is so popular - plus how you can keep this design going throughout your bathroom.

Read on to find out more about the beautiful matte black bathroom trend…

Why is the matte black trend popular?

Black taps and showers are different from the usual chrome or metallic finishes, instantly drawing your eye to their stand-out finish. Fitting in perfectly with almost all contemporary bathroom designs from monochrome to bright colours and patterns, you really can't go wrong with black bathroom fittings and fixtures.


Choosing black taps and showers can give your bathroom a truly contemporary feel and really change the look of your bathroom. Combining matt black showers and taps with contrasting white ceramic can really give your bathroom that wow feeling.


While chrome is still likely to be the go-to look for most bathrooms, if you're looking to create a stand-out feature or a bathroom with a strong contemporary feel, then black is the way to go.

Matte black bathroom taps


The most common fixture when it comes to the black trend is black taps, available in a range of styles so you’re spoiled for choice.

Whether you’re after black bathroom taps for your basin or bath, various styles are available, including wall-mounted, waterfall, and mixer taps.


For your basin, the most striking taps are waterfall and wall-mounted. Wall-mounted taps hide everything behind the wall, so you only see the spout, for an ultra-stylish look with all types of basins.

Waterfall taps are a form of mixer tap. Instead of two outlets for hot and cold water, these mix the water to a set temperature, avoiding scolding hot or freezing cold water.


There are, however, more unusual designs such as stylish three-hole basin mixer taps which can create a wonderfully luxurious hotel feel in your bathroom.


Now, if you're looking for black bath taps, just like basin taps you'll find a wide range of designs from standard pillar taps, to mixers, and even waterfall taps. In most cases, you can even purchase matching bath and basin taps.

Depending on the style of tap and bath you choose, you can either position your tap in the middle of your bath or at either end. You can even purchase luxury black freestanding bath taps, perfect when paired with a freestanding bath.

Black showers


Before we get to the shower itself, there’s the question of how you feature it. As a shower bath, in an enclosure, or even in a wet room?

If you choose to fit a black shower over your bath, the perfect way to create a black theme would be to choose a matching black bath screen. Available in clear glass with a simple black frame or even available with a square black grid design.

This stylish black grid design can even be found on wet room screens, perfect for creating a wet room with stunning black eye-catching features.


Now if you're looking for a truly eye-catching feature, a black shower enclosure with a matching black shower tray can be a wonderful choice. Featuring a black frame and in most cases door handles too, an enclosure can be a great way to start a black theme in your bathroom.


For the shower itself, nothing is more popular or luxurious than a drencher shower. Now if you're looking for a shower with a handset, you need not compromise on luxury as there are a wide range of showers available with both a drencher head and handset.

If you've ever been to a 5-star hotel or luxury holiday let and wished you could bring the shower home with you, then why not splash out on a shower that you'll be more than happy with for years to come.

Ranging in price from £125 to £649 there's a black shower to suit all budgets. If you're looking for a top-tier shower then take a look at our range of black Mira and hansgrohe showers, which are sure to impress.


Now, if you're looking for something a bit different then a black shower tower might just be for you. A shower tower provides a wonderful spa-like experience with multiple jets of water, not just from the head but the body of the tower too! What's more, the body jets can help to provide a truly relaxing shower experience.

Design tips for black taps & showers

Even though taps and showers are in most cases the most common black items found in the bathroom, there are many other black fixtures and fittings you can introduce too.

Bathroom accessories are perhaps one of the easiest and cheapest options. With many items such as toilet roll holders, towel rails, tumblers, shelves, and even toilet seats available there are plenty of ways to add a touch of black to your bathroom.

  • For black basin bathroom taps, match it with a white countertop basin for a stunning contrast in colour.
  • You can add more black fixtures that will work brilliantly in a monochromatic colour design choice, such as towel rings and hooks for clothing
  • We have a range of black bathroom accessory sets to really get your design overhaul going.
  • For heating, try our black and anthracite radiators and heated towel rails
  • While bold colours work well with black bathroom fixtures, white walls - maybe tiles - or even marble will help the taps and other pieces really catch the eyes.

If you're looking for more bathroom design inspiration, take a look at the following posts - Black Bathroom Ideas - Grey Bathroom Inspiration - Copper & Gold Design Inspiration.

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