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How to Introduce Black into the Bathroom

03 January 2020

The colour black will never go out of style; it’s a shade that can be casual and elegant as well as luxurious and sophisticated. Whether you’re painting a whole room or simply adding pops of dark colour, the intense shade adds a sense of grandeur to spaces of all styles and sizes. Here at Burlington, we recently launched our daring new Jet collection, influenced by Great British heritage. The new range offers a contemporary take in classic bathroom design, encapsulating the deepest shades of black with a high-shine finish. Each design across the range provides bathrooms with a statement aesthetic whilst remaining true to its heritage – making it the perfect choice for those looking to incorporate a stand-out appeal to their relaxing bathroom scheme. 

Incorporating black into your bathroom is a popular trend within the interiors industry and we are starting to see more and more elements of this colour being introduced in lots of different ways - through wallpaper, brassware, ceramics and even the smallest of details.  If you love this trend like we do but are hesitant about whether or not it will last through the years, fear not, we have put together a selection of different interior styles you can use to achieve this look for years to come. 


Why Choose Black?

With the bathroom being the ultimate space for relaxation and unwinding, it can really benefit from a dark, soothing colour palette. When working with this style scheme, it’s all about deciding how much black you would like to integrate. If you’re looking to incorporate a subtle hint of dark colour, we recommend opting for small fixtures such as a basin or a cabinet, these smaller pieces can make an impressive statement within a neutral bathroom – allowing you to achieve that on-trend look you’ve been longing for whilst keeping your interior unchanged.  Our Edwardian Basin in a Jet Black finish adds the perfect hint of black to smaller bathrooms whilst our Jet Black Classic Basin and Pedestal works perfectly for those who have a little more space to play around with. If you’re willing to step outside the box, we recommend updating your bathroom space with a dark and striking freestanding bath like our black Balthazar bath, an eye-catching addition like this works beautifully when combined with bold backdrops and abstract accessories – bringing dramatic glamour to your interior. 


Adorn Your Walls with Pattern and Colour

For those that love the daring look of a black bathroom but are still looking to incorporate pattern and colour, updating your walls with wallpaper and striking tiles can be the best way to transform a space with a brand new look whilst injecting some personal style. One of our favourite bathroom wallpaper trends is bold botanicals. Nature-inspired prints in a striking colour palette of deep blue, soft pink and mustard will transform your space into a tropical haven. Lush greenery is perfect for any style and size bathroom and the additional pops of colour will contrast beautifully with sleek black fixtures. Our Jet basins and WCs complement this style of interior perfectly, especially those looking to enhance their home with an eye-catching aesthetic. 

If you’re striving to achieve a subtle light-toned bathroom scheme, the combination of white marble tiles with abstract floral wallpaper and intricate accessories can really assist in creating the perfect understated yet personalised scheme. The Burlington Jet Rectangular Pedestal Basin works so effortlessly with smooth marble wall tiles and abstract finishes – resulting in an art deco finish that will see you through all the seasons. 

Or go bold by painting your walls with a splash of deep orange; a vivid colour will accentuate your darker furnishings and ceramics, adding contrast and individual character. This shade also works effortlessly with dark marble flooring and rich wood textures - perfect for those with a more eccentric taste. 


Incorporate Darker Backdrops

Dark colours give interiors class and exclusivity. So why not bring them into the bathroom? If it’s a deep and dramatic colour scheme you are longing for, combining your striking bathroom furniture with a dark tonal backdrop will help you achieve this. Whether you are renovating a compact or family sized bathroom, we recommend opting for dark leafy wallpaper in a subdued navy blue colour palette, providing you with the perfect trend-worthy feel. You can inject subtle hints of colour by finishing off your scheme with striking candleholders and accessories in brushed brass to add a statement aesthetic to your bathroom – all whilst effortlessly embracing the trend for black. 

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