Black, White and Red in the Bathroom

For the color-challenged among us, black and white seems like the best decor combination. It matches, it’s classic, it’s sophisticated- can’t go wrong, right?

While those reasons are certainly valid, black and white is not always the way to go. The stark contrast tends to be very severe unless done expertly (and even then it can flop drastically). Don’t despair – you can still have your black/white color scheme. You just need to lighten and brighten it up a bit.

A shock of any color can bring life into a black and white bathroom, but some can and often do come across as too bright, too dull, or too juvenile. The nearly foolproof choice is red. Red is perfect for adding drama and flair without clashing, and the classic black, white and red combination works for all styles.

Here’s how you can apply the dramatic scheme in your bathroom:

If you’re not crazy about red or not ready for a commitment, add it in small accents such as towels, accessories, and even light fixtures to a black and white bathroom.

MTI Boutique Collection Intarcia  Soaker Tub
MTI Boutique Collection Intarcia Soaker Tub
Amba S-2133
Amba Sirio 12 Bar Towel Warmer
MTI Boutique Collection Savoy Freestanding Air Bath with Pedestal Base
MTI Boutique Collection Savoy Freestanding Air Bath with Pedestal Base
If you know you love the red, make your room primarily black and white with large red statement pieces (like a tub, vanity, sink, feature wall, counter, or tiles):
WS Bath Collection Reverse Washbasin
Neo-Metro toilet. Credit: Margarit Kady, Quality Bath customer
Neo-Metro toilet. Credit: Margarit Kady, Quality Bath customer
Solid red, in particular, beautifully sets off black and white patterns:
Italbrass TT1103
Italbrass TanteAnte Vanity
And if you really love red, make it your main color, offset by black and white to lessen the harshness:
Do you have a red bathroom? Let us see it!

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