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Black Bathroom Color Concept

Oct 11, 2017
Black bathroom inspiration

Written by Debbie Boggs, Staging Studio Co-Founder

In the last post I introduced you to my new (old) home that had open-concept overkill. You might remember that you could see 3 toilets from the front door! Although my daughters had fun in this pic, NO ONE needs to have 2 toilets this close. 

two women sitting on the toilet

Here is what the bathroom looked like before we remodeled - very narrow and opening up to another room at the end.

outdoor view of bathroomkitchen sink

We closed up the back wall for more privacy, and knocked out the pocket door and wall that separated a half bath from the full bath. This allowed us to create one larger, more functional space.

black bathrrom inspiration

Local craftsman and family friend, John Whitfield, formed the concrete sink and vanity. Our contractor, Shawn Collard, used brass pipe supports to match the gold wall-mounted fixtures.

golden faucet and faucet bowl

Classic white subway contrasts beautifully with the SW TriCorn Black walls.

bathroom counter top with gold finish

The cement floor tile is handmade in Mexico. Here in San Antonio a lot of the older homes, especially in the Monte Vista/Olmos Park area, have gorgeous, brightly colored Redondo tile floors, so a more neutral version was an updated nod to that tradition. Cement tile is known by many names and has regained popularity in recent years. Some call it encaustic tile, and some types are called hydraulic tile, as they may be formed with a hydraulic press to make them more dense. The color goes almost all the way through the depth of each piece. You can design them in an infinite composition of colors and patterns.

intricate design flooring

Storage was needed above the toilet, but I couldn't bring myself to install the usual white bathroom cabinet. Inspiration came from the way the black walls and ceiling disappear into space. I wanted something that would seem to float in that void.

black wall

Years ago, my mother bought this frame at a flea market. It hung empty on her living room wall, with a basket of greenery centered in it. For the last few years, it has been kicking around in our warehouse, unused but not unloved. I pulled it out of retirement and had our contractor build a cabinet onto the back.

built in bathroom cabinet

wide angle of bathroom cabinet

After decades of monochromatic, I was ready to break out of my mold and bring in some color - something my husband has been begging for since he loves traveling to Mexico and spends a few minutes studying Spanish every day. This clay bead chandelier makes me happy every time I look at it.

black candelier

These bistro sconces had been calling my name at Restoration Hardware, but they really spoke to me when I found them for less than half the price online.

lights on a bathroom color scheme

A painting by my daughter, Caitlin, is the unifying element for the black bathroom color scheme.

black bathroom inspiration full view

What about you? If you could completely renovate your bathroom, what would it look like?

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