Planning to use black accent tile in your bathroom design?
Black accents can easily go from just a hint (which is timeless) to a combination that is dominated by black – and that’ll quickly date your bathroom design. Find out how to create a bathroom design that’s perfect, not just perfectly nice.
The perfect black and white bathroom
Recently, one of my followers on Instagram sent me this bathroom designed by Steve Cordony from NSW, Australia.
She said, “Maria, this bathroom has accent tile, why does it look so good?”
And my reply?
“Well,” I said, “that’s because, it’s just this tasteful rectangle on the shower floor. Everything else is the marble field tile. Then there’s a strong hit of black, the grid shower doors, that’s repeated once on this side of the large bathroom. And then the black vanity is directly opposite of the bath, BUT everything else in this bathroom is white and brass.”
And that, my friends, is what makes this bathroom perfect.
The black and white bathroom that’s just perfectly nice
I’m here in West Palm Beach for one more day and I picked up a Traditional Home magazine at the grocery.
I opened it up to see this bathroom with a very similar combination of tile installed a little differently:
Sure, it’s perfectly nice. But, it’s not perfect.
There’s a lot of extra black in this bathroom that places it squarely inside the black and white trend. And if you read the article, it does say ‘maximalist home’ and there’s nothing wrong with that.
However, if you’re asking me what takes a bathroom from timeless to trendy? This is it – too much black. Leaving this bathroom just perfectly nice.
But, the Steve Cordony bathroom at the top of this article? It’s decorated with a small hit of black that’s repeated, but also surrounded by gobs of white and brass accents – Perfect.
If you want to create a bathroom that’s perfect, buy my Create a Timeless Bathroom package here.
To navigate the world of whites, download my White is Complicated; A Decorators Guide to Choosing the Right White ebook here.
Which bath do you prefer? Are you planning a bathroom design that includes black?