Black and White Bathroom Ideas

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Black and white bathrooms don't have to be boring, and these creative designs are here to prove it. Gain inspiration for your neutral space, no matter the size or style.

Polished Patterns

For added interest in an otherwise monochromatic bathroom, look to patterns with a variety of shapes and sizes. Large porcelain floor tiles in this master bath contrast mini glass mosaic tiles on a nearby shower surround. A rich gray window treatment incorporates a modern pattern for unexpected detail in the mostly no-nonsense room.


Clean Lines

Charcoal-gray concrete floors contrast crisply with this otherwise bright white bathroom. A striped runner elongates the small space, while gray linens keep the color scheme from feeling cold.

Crisp Finishes

A clever storage tower transitions into a bench where a wall once divided this master bath. The clean, white built-ins, as well as a streamlined soaking tub, juxtapose the room's rich espresso-stain wood flooring, which visually expands the space.

Mix and Match

The simple styling of high-gloss lacquered cabinetry balances dramatic tilework on the floor and walls of this black-and-white bathroom. Polished marble counters with a mitered edge give the heafty appearance of extra-thick slabs, while a serene egg-shape tub stands out against the busy tile patterns.

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Luxe Look

Crisp white walls practically sparkle against dark wood paneling. This bathroom continues its monochromatic look with oversize black floor tiles and traditional freestanding bathtub. Subtle pops of yellow keep the space sunny and soothing.

Playful Powder Room

Splurge on wallpaper and special fixtures in a room with a small footprint. Geometric wallpaper makes a black-and-white statement in this powder room. The funky print provides an upscale backdrop for a fiery-red vanity and rich wood floors.


Creative Contrasts

Varied tile patterns -- including large slate floor tiles and subway wall tiles installed in a vertical running bond, add interest to classic black and white. Warm textures, like a driftwood-inspired mirror and woven baskets, balance this bathroom's monochromatic wall treatment and modern fixtures. 

Fresh Features

Eye-catching narrow tile on the wall behind a contemporary marble-top vanity serves as a focal point for this modern master bathroom. Cool gray paint color and floor tiles keep the pattern from overwhelming the small space.


Spa-Like Simplicity

Clean lines and ethereal white decor make this master bath a heavenly retreat. Matching all-white vanities float above a luminous white marble floor, while a black-and-white backsplash showcases an oversize beveled-glass mirror. The mosaic tiles make a strong textural statement that is quieted with whispery pale gray paint.

Stylish Shower

Shades of gray -- including light Carrara marbles tiles on the floor and slate-color porcelain on the walls -- distinguish this spacious tiled shower. Using tiles in a mix of colors, shapes, and textures adds dimension to the small space.

Elegant Accessories

Ornate wallpaper becomes the focal point in this redecorated room. The swirling pattern echoes in the marble vanity top and upscale drawer pulls. Black paint adds drama to the room's existing vanity and mirror.

Charcoal Charm

Don't discount dark wall color just yet. Deep gray walls warm this big, bright bath where vintage-inspired tile accents mix light and dark finishes while reflecting personal style. The charcoal paint helps the mostly white space feel more intimate while showcasing elegant embellishments.

Less is More

This black-and-white powder room is a contrast of old and new as well as a lesson in spending priorities. It features a refurbished triple sink with a painted black underside, a well-worn door, and salvaged windows, all set off by inexpensive subway tile.

Shades of Gray

Black and white linear tiles and no-slip river-rock floor echo in both the spacious glass shower and built-in soaking tub in this master bath. Classic white trim contrasts modern fixtures to seamlessly blend with the rest of the home's style.

Marble Magic

Charcoal-gray upper walls and marble below create a calm, elegant look in this monochromatic bath. Contrasting marble mosaic tiles form a ribbon around the perimeter of the room, adding a decorative focal point.

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