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Black and White Bathroom Inspiration

Black is the new black.

Currently the most prevalent colours in bathroom designs are neutrals. Neutrals, for good reason, are the go-to choice for many of us. But what if you want to switch things up a little? Black and white are colours that have become increasingly trendy for bathrooms as they never go out of style.

Why should you choose a monochromatic bathroom theme?

Some people fear that dark colours will make a space look small and gloomy. But today, we hope to put these misconceptions aside and show you what black and white bathrooms have to offer.

When thoughtfully planned, a monochromatic bathroom design can become a unique and welcoming space. The black and white is a color combination that has survived many years without becoming unappealing like the 1980’s avocado bathroom suite. So, once you've spent time designing and executing your black and white bathroom design you won’t need to switch things up when trends change. The timeless nature of the black and white scheme means you have bathroom that will look good for years to come.


Fixtures are a great way to harmonise your bathroom design. Shower screens, shower heads, and shower arms can be used to offset the colour of your walls and flooring. The shine from metallic elements of these fixtures will break up any application of black ensuring that your space feels open and lively.

Our recommendations

Kiimat Noir Stella Shower door

A shower panel such as this can be paired with white wall tiles to balance the room's composition. The shower door is not fully black and doesn’t overwhelm the space but will certainly catch attention. It showcases an industrial look that is popular in contemporary bathrooms.

Noir Kalahari Thermostatic Panel Shower

The Noir Kalahari panel shower offers a matt black finish that looks stylish and luxurious. This panel offers an array of features such as a built-in shelf and hooks for you to hang any toiletries. As this panel is thermostatically controlled, you will never need to worry about scalding. Simply adjust the temperature and water flow to match your preferences and enjoy an incredible showering experience.

Eliseo Ricci Noir Curve Plus Thermostatic Rain Shower

This shower is perfect for those wanting a more traditional bathroom design. With an exposed valve and thermostatic controls, this shower is the ideal blend of old school design and modern technology.

Eliseo Ricci Black Shower Tower

The black shower tower brought to you by Eliseo Ricci provides a spa look with its neat, modern form. It features hidden diverter and massaging body jets to bring you the most invigorating showering experience. The shower tower has a black finish highlighted by high quality chrome controls.

Insignia Monochrome collection

The distinctive contrast between white and black is present with each of the monochrome shower cabins making them a must have for anyone interested in a black and white colour scheme.

Insignia Monochrome Square Shower Cabin

This shower cabin features 3 luxurious showering options including a wide angled overhead monsoon shower which provides the relaxing sensation of rainfall. There is also a two-setting hand shower and the centrally located 100 nozzle twin body jets. The frame of this shower cabin has a stunning matte black finish fitting seamlessly with a white and black bathroom design.

Insignia Monochrome Rectangular Shower Cabin

This shower cabin is expertly designed and comes with an array of useful features. This cabin offers three different showering options, with a relaxing overhead monsoon rain shower, a precise handheld shower head and twin body jets for a relaxing yet thorough clean. It also features a leak free shower tray providing you with protection from water damage. All of these features are manufactured to Insignia's high-quality standards, giving you a showering solution, you can have confidence in.

Insignia Monochrome Curved Shower Cabin

Styled with opaque polar white backwalls and contrasting matte black profile, this shower cabin looks elegant and modern. Details such as the door runners and closure handles are all finished in matching black to provide a sense of cohesion.


If you’re thinking of working black and white into a bathroom space with tiles, you have a variety of designs to choose from.

Textured tiles

Textured tiles spark visual interest and stop black from looking flat.  Any bathroom lighting will draw attention to the exciting pattern. The tile does not need to have physical texture, rather it needs to have some differentiation in shade or pattern.

Mosaic tiles

Mosaic tiles will bring a decorative look to every setting. A black and white mosaic design is a way to introduce this colour scheme whilst keeping things simple Consider using mosaics for shower installations or as feature walls around baths.

Large tiles

Large tiles in light colours have the ability to really open up a small space. Use large tiles in black as flooring to make your bathroom look chic and modern. Plus, this colour is more forgiving in terms of maintenance making it perfect for family bathrooms.

To view our extensive tile collection, click here.

Vanity units

One of the easiest ways to work with black in a bathroom, especially if you are nervous about the trend, is to select a black or white vanity. When coordinated with neutral tones and whites, this can be an effective design option. Switch this up if you opt for a clean, white vanity unit.

Our recommendations

Baltimore 600mm Black Wall Mounted Vanity Unit

The Baltimore Wall Mounted Vanity Unit oozes charm and character.  It has a black finish and is created with smaller bathroom suites mind. It has plenty of storage, with two evenly sized drawers offering a lot of space for any bathroom essentials.

Alpina 1200mm Double Vanity Unit

The Alpina Vanity Unit is a stunning design and our recommendation if you have a modern bathroom suite. It is perfect for family bathrooms as two basin areas means more than one person can get ready at a time.

Baltimore Black Wall Storage Unit

Similar to the Baltimore Wall Mounted Vanity Unit, this unit has contemporary charm and a minimalist appeal that would look great in an array of bathroom designs.

Roca Victoria 600mm Two Drawer Vanity Unit

Roca vanity units add storage and style, with a clean, neutral design that fits perfectly with contemporary bathrooms. Two soft close drawers provide plentiful storage space for cosmetics, towels and other bathroom accessories.


If you’re concerned about adding too much dark into your bathroom, try installing some little touches such as taps. The following are perfect examples of brassware that embody this bathroom design.

Our recommendations

Eliseo Ricci Noir Mono Bath Shower Mixer

This tap has a modern, curved shape with a simple lever design. It sports a matt black finish that not only looks the part but is also durable and hardwearing. This shower mixer features ceramic disc technology ensuring lasting performance.

Eliseo Ricci Noir Mono Basin Mixer

We are proud to show you the Eliseo Ricci Mono Basin Mixer.  These taps showcase a timeless look and exceptional performance. This tap also features ceramic disc technology which means that they will be drip-free usage for years to come.


Nothing spells quality quite like a freestanding bath. In white, these baths are stunning and often become the feature piece of the bathroom they are installed in. Black baths take making a design statement to a whole new level.

Our recommendations

Viktor Benson Vichy Freestanding Bath

Made from high quality acrylic this bath is extremely durable and has the wow factor. It has curved design which gives the bath a designer look that anyone would admire.

Viktor Benson Vichy Freestanding Bath (Black and White)

This bath is also constructed from high quality acrylic. This bath has a black exterior whilst the lining of the bath is white. This gives a beautiful contrasting look which is suitable for both modern and traditional bathroom suites. Finish off the look with the Eliseo Ricci black pop up waste.

Additional accessories

Sometimes it is the smaller fixtures that have the biggest impact on the way your bathroom suite turns out. If you’re not ready to completely commit to a black and white colour scheme, why not add a few touches here and there?

Our recommendation

Essentials 1200 x 500 Black Heated Towel Radiator

This radiator offers a simple yet stylish ladder design in a black finish. It has an excellent heat output will warm up your towels, ideal for especially cold winter mornings.

We hope you have enjoyed today’s blog and have learnt a bit more about how a black and white colour scheme maybe something you should consider when it comes to revamping your bathroom. If you’re looking to completely revamp your bathroom and love this colour scheme, we suggest looking at our entire Noir bathroom collection. From taps to baths, this range features everything you will need to create a jaw-dropping black and white bathroom.

For even more inspiration, take a look at our Pinterest.