We’ve got to admit: a black-and-white (otherwise known as monochromatic) colour palette looks chic and classy, whether on an outfit or home interior design.
Not only does it look clean, a black and white theme means that you can easily integrate different items or objects into your home without much difficulty. If you’re not a big fan of the monochromatic theme for your whole house or worried that it might make your space feel too stark, you could always adapt it for a small part of your home, like your bathroom.
Here are several homes in Singapore with gorgeous black-and-white bathrooms to inspire you.
Sometimes, all you need is one focal design statement – this matte black shower mixer contrasts boldly against its plain white backdrop, turning the bathroom into a chic, urban space.
Keep a monochromatic bathroom sharp and chic with clean lines and reflective surfaces.
Play with simple monochromatic tile patterns to give your bathroom a talking point!
Don’t be afraid to accentuate functional items such as exposed pipes if you really can’t hide them.
Add a touch of luxury with materials such as marble in monochromatic tones.
Designer Tommy used pure white tiles to create a hyper sterile aesthetic that contrasts with the darker living spaces. The experience that he was going for was one of “stepping into a sterile box at the end of a work day to wash away your tiredness and worries”.
The legs of a Singer sewing machine support the vanity and sink in this black-and-white bathroom.
This all-white master bathroom with a see-through concept is “outlined” by the use of black framed glass panels, for an interesting visual effect.
This mostly-white bathroom is dressed in grey floor tiles and white subway tiles on the walls. Black bathroom accessories such as the faucet, showerhead, rain shower, bidet and even the toilet roll holder add accents to the space and complete the stylish, well-curated look.
Can’t get enough of the subway tiles trend? Try something slightly different by laying them vertically. The linear patterns created by the black grouting also inject a bit of fun into the white walls.
This bathroom kept in line with the home’s Japanese-inspired minimalist style by sticking to the bare minimum. Adding exposed piping and an industrial tap also helps this utilitarian space to have an edgier slant.
Plants – even if it’s just a single stalk of flower – can do wonders to enliven a space. So if you’re worried that an all-white bathroom might appear too clinical, incorporate living green elements into it.
Classic subway tiles can turn a small shower space into a charming corner with a vintage feel.
Bring about a sense of sophistication by cladding your bathroom’s floors and walls with white marble that has grey veins.
Decorate your bathroom like you would in the living room with paintings and quirky décor accessories, and you’d be surprised at how easily it is to turn a small vanity area into a pretty corner!
Let distinctive materials, such as these raw exposed bricks, speak for themselves by keeping the rest of the space free of decorative features.
A marble-look tile adds a touch of sophistication to the otherwise casual home.
This article was first published in Women’s Weekly.