5 Different Takes on Black-and-White Bathrooms

Thinking of designing a black and white bathroom? Here’s proof they’re not all same.

When it comes to bathroom design, there’s no combination more iconic than black and white. The traditional pairing can be executed in many ways, from tile to fixtures, in a range of textures and patterns. While a black and white bathroom is a common choice, renovators can take many approaches to reflect their personal tastes. See how these homeowners, who worked with Sweeten, a free service matching renovators with vetted general contractors, got the black and white bathroom of their dreams.

1. Tile and Grout

white bathroom with subway tiles and deep tub and shower curtains after renovation

Pallavi and Keyur had a black and white palette in mind when they envisioned their renovation. The final execution is on point, thanks to a thoughtful mix of tile and grout colors. The shower-bath wall features long white tiles offset with a darker grout. On the other hand, the bath siding provides a welcome inverse effect. The siding features smaller black ceramic with white grout. The natural-wood vanity brings warmth and contrast to the black and white bathroom.

2. Statement floor tile in a black and white bathroom

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A last-minute addition proved a good decision in Mary Ann and Frank’s renovation. Their hallway guest bath took a traditional route with the old-fashioned sink, glass walk-in shower, and subway-tile bath. It was the fun graphic floor tile that brought an unexpected contemporary touch.

3. Classic Color Blocking

This bathroom uses black and white tile to create a classic, yet modern bathroom design

If you didn’t know it was renovated, you’d think Lindsay and Nicholas’ bathroom is all original. The quintessential black and white bathroom features full-tiled white walls with slim black chair-rail accent tiles. The flooring is visually anchored with matte black hexagonal tile.

4. Pops of Black

This mostly white bathroom uses black accents to create a clean, bright and modern design

A leak made Katie and Lance’s bathroom remodel an urgent matter. As a result, their focus leaned toward function over aesthetics. They pared down their original vision of intricate floor tiles and a teak vanity. However, the final result looked like anything but an afterthought. The couple chose to create a mostly-white bathroom with small pops of black from hardware and accessories. The result feels completely effortless and relaxing.

5. Fun Florals

This bathroom also features a pop of light pink to create a unique design

Nancy and Aram were required to stick with the existing footprint of their bathroom. As a result, they opted to change all their fixtures and room details. For the tile, they mingled textures. The couple chose a circular dark gray-and-white tile for the shower, a floral-like motif for the floor, and a standard white subway wall tile.

Looking for storage inspiration? See how these renovators used open shelves in their bathrooms.

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