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Many people have shied away from using dark colours in their bathroom design and renovations particularly when they have had limited space to work with; naturally thinking that dark colours would make a space feel oppressive and even smaller. But this doesn’t have to be the case!

With black and other dark colours being a strong theme for bathroom design in 2019 here are suggestions on how to get away with using dark colours in the bathroom:

Dare to be bold and bright!

There is no longer a need to play it safe with neutral colour palettes. Dark and dramatic even in a small room can make a style statement that looks fabulously moody! Even a small bathroom can carry off dark design colours, if accessorised with bright pink or yellow towels for example that literally “pop” off the walls.

Keep at least one wall white

Painting at least one wall white can keep a dark bathroom from appearing too sombre and add a modern twist. Similarly; adding a bright feature floor using tiles or painted concrete can have a similar effect and result in real “wow” factor!

Combine traditional black and white checks

Laying a traditional chequered floor adds beautiful contrast and timeless elegance. You may then choose to add a dark navy-blue pedestal sink and bath surround to further contrast a white bath tub for instance and finish off with blue accessories to complete and tie in the look. Classic white ceramic pedestal his and hers sinks can also be beautifully showcased against the darkest of walls.

Use the Darkest of Dark materials

Black bathrooms are set to be a prominent design trend in 2019. All black bathrooms finished to a high standard are reminiscent of opulent spas and provide a luxurious bathroom experience. Finish off with exposed metal plumbing and rose gold accessories to give a precious contrast.

Incorporate Metallic Features and Design Elements

Incorporating a beautiful freestanding copper tub is one way to complement and contrast dark wall colours and tiling. Adding a glossy black radiator keeps it from claiming too much visual space whilst still adding to the fashionably moody ambience of a room. Incorporating a feature wall of metallic design wallpaper or a metal framed mirror adds stunning opulence and a sense of subdued brightness to the darkest of walls.

There’s no need to be in the dark when working with blacks, deep blues, greens and purples in the bathroom. They can add opulence and splendour to the smallest room without making it look dingy.