Make a Showstopping Space with Black and Grey Bathroom Ideas

By George

5th Jul 2019

4 mins read

Bathroom Ideas

We take a look at trending black and grey bathroom ideas to show you how unique and enticing darker bathrooms can be.

black and grey bathroom ideas

Glossy white tiles, porcelain suites, and an emphasis on lots of natural light. Britain’s bathrooms have been bright for decades. This is due to the fact that dirt and blemishes are much easier to spot on white surfaces; supposedly encouraging us to keep on top of our cleaning routines. Yep, that’s right. We’ve been avoiding darker bathrooms out of sheer laziness. Thankfully, black and grey bathroom ideas have finally started to work their way into our homes.

As previously reported, matte black taps have now dethroned chrome. Black bathroom accessories, in the form of soap dishes and toothbrush holders, are becoming commonplace. Grey and black bathroom tiles are making a concerted effort to completely take over our floors.

When executed well, grey and black components can create darker, more intimate bathrooms. These are perfect for getting the most out of smaller spaces, or making larger ones feel more private and atmospheric. We’ve picked out a handful of our favourite products below, all of which are sure to inspire you to make a switch to the dark side.

Simple suites to help implement grey bathroom ideas

With modern bathrooms using fewer natural textures and materials, interiors designers have started to use grey tones for bathroom suites in order to achieve a stony, unrefined vibe. These tones are great for taking the edge off spaces that feel, shall we say, uncomfortably immaculate. The Monza Modern Stone Grey Sink, Vanity & Toilet Pack is a compact and highly stylish cloakroom suite that sports a realistic wood grain texture.

grey bathroom design
A modern sink and toilet package with a natural twist, this grey Monza package offers great value for money.

A truly extravagant set, in a sought after ‘rocky grey’ finish, the Monza works brilliantly when situated on top of lighter grey floor tiles. While the basin itself is white, we suggest coupling it with one of our matte black basin taps to really make it pop.

More of a traditionalist? Not to worry, this latest wave of grey bathroom ideas caters for those with classic tastes too. The Chatsworth 3-Piece Traditional Graphite Bathroom Suite is grander in size and just as glamorous as the Monza suite, albeit with imposing period styling.

Graphite bathroom Suite in grey complete with toilet, basin, and tall cabinet
A traditionally styled suite in elegant graphite grey, the Chatsworth 3-Piece will complement any dark bathroom.

Accompany either suite with grey walls and a patterned floor tile and your intriguing new space will soon start to take shape.

Black bathroom accessories and fittings to accentuate the look

A key theme in most black and grey bathroom ideas. Integrating black bathroom accessories and fixtures can be a smart way to heighten a room’s overall character. As suggested earlier, we love the monochrome basin look. Try contrasting your standard white basin with a matte black basin tap. You’ll struggle to find one as luxurious as the Arezzo Round Matte Black Basin Mono Mixer Tap.

Striking, minimalist, and functional. The Arezzo provides exceptional build quality, in-demand design, and easy installation all at a price point that won’t break the bank. Better still, the addition of a matte black tap will serve to rejuvenate a tired old basin, making ancient sinks seem contemporary.

So, once you’ve replaced one of your chrome fitting with a matte black one. It’s time to tackle that dated chrome towel rail. Our suggestion, the unabashedly unique Delta Black Nickel Designer Heated Towel Rail.

The Delta boasts superb heat output and a polished mirror black finish which will help give smaller spaces more depth. Just be sure to tell your plumber not to install any pipework until they’ve had a good look at your new rail. Due to its ever so fancy design, the inlet and outlet pipes are positioned unconventionally.

To finish, adorn your new grey basin and toilet with black bathroom accessories for a bold, uniform look. From toothbrush tumblers to toilet brush holders, we stock a vast array of handy items that’ll perfectly match your new black and grey setup, here.

Can black bathroom tiles work on walls?

Of course they can! Though increasingly popular on floors, black bathroom tiles are still relatively uncommon on walls. Until now that is. We think these Mataro Black Gloss Wall Tiles have that certain je ne sais quoi required to kickstart a trend.

Deep black bathroom tiles with a mirror-sheen finish, and a subtle rippled texture. The Mataro dazzle when caught in the light, giving your bathroom an unrivalled ethereal vibe. This semi-reflective surface also gives the impression of depth, which can help smaller bathrooms, that lack natural light, seem that bit bigger. Use these as a powerful backdrop and your black and grey bathroom will become a relaxing refuge that you won’t want to leave!

We hope you’ve found these black and grey bathroom ideas as stimulating as we have! Looking for more inspiration? Try our library of bathroom inspiration blogs, here.



George is one of our interior experts. He loves to write about the latest bathroom trends and he's a dab hand with bathroom DIY too.

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