8 moody monochrome bathrooms
If a totally black-and-white interior isn't your thing, let your inner minimalist shine in just one room. We've already covered our favourite monochrome kitchens and now, in honour of our June #HLBWIssue, we're highlighting eight bathrooms with dark and moody colour palettes. While the rest of this home in Caulfield South in Australia is decorated with whites and creams, the bathroom tells a darker story. Designed by Branch Studio Architects, this all-black bathroom takes contrast seriously, yet still manages to be cosy and romantic - just imagine it filled with candles. There's nothing half-hearted about this black-on-black bathroom, which reveals that texture is key when using only one colour in a space. Black fittings and a matte finish ensure that the space looks coherent and contemporary. If you're going to go bold, do it like this. Offset by dark wooden accents and gleaming chrome details, this bathroom's black-and-white palette is amplified by tonally inverse wall and floor tiles by Ceragres. This tiny studio apartment in the Polish city of Krakow was designed by Blackhaus, and the result is a crisp and white interior with wooden floors. As for the bathroom, it is a majestic take on the monochrome trend - the only subtle splash of colour being an oversized print of Johannes Vermeer's 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' on the ceiling. We love how black and white share space in this bathroom. Large matte tiles delineate the darker areas while smaller, glossy white offerings command the opposite wall. Black accessories and components weigh in favour of a darker mood, creating a sombre yet stylish atmosphere. If city chic is more your style, charcoal tiles are the way to go. Although not quite black, they're moody enough to give a similar aesthetic. Keep them small to stay on trend and pair with aluminium accents for contrast. This graphic, freestanding bathtub is a real show-stopper. While there's no doubt it'll stand out no matter the surrounding colour scheme, it's especially striking against the stark white of this no-frills bathroom. Finished with concrete, this shower's industrial-cool aesthetic is emphasised by the steampunk-feel copper fittings. Throw in some textured walls and floors and you have a bathroom that proves black is the furthest thing from boring.
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