Black and White

Choose an achromatic scheme of black and white and make a bold, graphic statement in your bathroom.

From bathroom ceramics to taps and showers, designers are now moving away from the timeless mix of white ceramics with chrome fittings. Taps and fittings in black and white are leading the way, and while white sanitaryware remains a bathroom classic, and increasing number of manufacturers are now adding black to their colour palettes.

While white creates an aura of calmness and purity, the introduction of furniture and fittings in black adds drama to a space. A bold background upon which to create a personal space though the introduction of accessories and artefacts.

Surface textures are mixed to emphasise their finish, create effects and bring focus to a product – the rough with the smooth, high-gloss with matt – highlighting the variety of tones that lie within this monochrome mood.

For impact, pair sculptural black taps with a white basin or bath. Or lay black and white floor tiles in a chequerboard pattern – a classic combination found in many Art Deco interiors.

Chrome taps and showers add a Modernist feel, echoing the black and chrome furniture of the late 1920s and early 1930s. Many iconic pieces from this era are still in production today – a testimony to a classic look that transcends fashion.

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