The black bathroom is a dramatic dive into somewhat masculine yet decidedly elegant design. However, this monochrome trend, while adding glamour to your smaller spaces, creates the need for contrast. In fact, one might argue that what makes a black bathroom so dramatic is the combination of dark surfaces with other bright hues that become more striking against inky blacks. Bright white sanitaryware is a good option, especially in geometric shapes that stand out against the backdrop. Mastering reflection and light in a dark space is also important, so aside from white sinks, tubs and commodes for contrast, most well-designed black bathrooms have another thing in common - shiny surfaces and fittings. Trending copper, chrome, brass, gold and other metallic fixtures are a stylish way to add reflectivity to the otherwise light-absorbing space. New collections from Grohe, Ideal Standard, BagnoDesign and Jaquar embrace alternative colours and innovative design for fixtures to add a sense of sophistication to your bathroom.

Five funky faucets to update your bathroom

1) Zanzibar brushed gold mixer, Revolution collection from Bagno Design

Bagno Design

2) Tailwater faucet, Artize collection from Jaquar


3) Essence collection in Warm Sunset from GROHE


4) Timeless three hole mixer tap from Maison Valentina

Maison Valentina

5) Joy vessel mixer from Ideal Standard

Ideal Standard

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