Black and White Bathrooms

Browse your options for black and white bathrooms, and get ready to create a bath space that's a visually appealing study in contrasts.

Black and White Contemporary Bathroom With Yellow Accents

Black and White Contemporary Bathroom With Yellow Accents


Photo by: Kristin Kong

Kristin Kong

By: Sean McEvoy

Black and white bathrooms are a great way to maintain stylistic simplicity, and they also allow you to experiment with any design movement or reflect any era without worrying too much about color matching.

Starting with the walls, if you're interested in a more romantic Victorian or colonial era bathroom, consider adding wallpaper in a toile or ticking style. This will create great visual interest in an otherwise straightforward design. For added visual punch, you can also add wall tiles in a thin strip of black or white, placed near eye level, stretching around the bathroom.

Black and White Shower Curtains

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This vine covered curtain makes a rainforest resort out of a shower.

Very Victorian

The intricate pattern gives a great contrast to the solid black border at the bottom of this shower curtain. Design by RMS user smwagne.

The Queen's Tub

Step into the regal quarters with this majestic black and white curtain held back by a tasseled detail. Design by RMS user KT Designs.

Color Unity

Matching the shower curtain to the window valance creates unity in this fun bathroom. Design by RMS user palmax.

When it comes to the sink and tub, you can't go wrong with stark, porcelain white, especially if a more traditional look suits your style. If you lean more modern, a black toilet or tub is certainly an option. And for a vintage look, consider a classic claw foot tub as a centerpiece.

Accessories are a great opportunity to add pops of color to a black and white bathroom. Shower curtains, bath and hand towels, art, rugs and more can all liven up a black and white design with some bold colors and patterns.

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