Designer Ana Donohue chose black glass tiles for the shower and a black lacquer vanity for a contemporary look that shines. The diagonal black tile in the floor allows for an interesting connection while giving the room a feeling of movement. Photo by Warren Patterson Photography
Designer Beth Dotolo gives the black-and-white bathroom a warm feel with sleek sconces and a sophisticated aesthetic. The vanity mirror, inset with shagreen leather, adds a luxurious touch. Shagreen, made from shark or ray skin, has a unique texture that comes with a price. Photo by Kevin Dotolo Photography
To warm up this sparkling contemporary space, designer Candice Olson added an antique storage hutch set against a black-painted wall. Black and white accents, like the print of a classic chandelier, completes the eclectic look.
Designer Michael Habachy uses black Venetian plaster walls to contrast dramatically with the bathroom's white marble vanity area. The combination is timeless and adds an instant touch of drama to any space.
White Open Space
Floor-to-ceiling Carrera marble walls lend a bright aspect to this sophisticated and timeless master bathroom. A sunken tub, surrounded by black-and-white photos, is the perfect spot for a long soak. Design by Deborah Wecselman
Small bathrooms are a great place to try striking black-and-white wallpaper. Designer Melissa Miranda chose ceiling-reaching "Woods" wallpaper from Cole & Sons to emphasize the height of the room.
The design team at De Meza Architecture wanted to combine traditional and modern elements in this 1920s-era bathroom. Designers Gregg De Meza, Jennifer Gustafson and Michelle Nelson nodded to tradition with black-and-white tile, but updated the look with a glass tile mosaic that features a whimsical message in pixilated type.
This bathroom from HGTV fan KT Designs proves that a black and white color scheme doesn't have to be masculine or modern. Black walls and white fixtures make the feminine touches, like a chandelier, drapery around the tub and floral decor stand out.
Fearless Wall Color
You shouldn't be afraid to use black paint, as long as you balance it with materials that reflect light — like glossy white wainscoting and polished metals.
Designer Jessica Helgerson anchors the white fixtures, trim and walls with a black-and-white marble mosaic tile floor. Walls are tiled with a 3 x 6 subway tile from Pratt and Larson's Simple Solutions, which was chosen for the great variety of trim options. For example, the tile wainscoting has a decorative base and top cap, and a different cap is used for the edge of the tub. Photo courtesy of Jessica Helgerson
HGTV fan barbara61's master bath features classic black-and-white mosaic tile, white beadboard wainscoting and country-style accents.
A Timeless Look
Designer Brian Patrick Flynn gives a builder-grade bathroom timeless appeal by mixing classic materials: hexagonal floor tiles, subway wall tile and a beadboard tub surround. A simple black-trim shower curtain completes the traditional look.