Ideas for your bathroom: Create a timeless statement with Black and White

Create a bold statement and discover how to experiment with pattern and texture with our guide to black and white bathroom style


Ideas for your bathroom: Create a timeless statement with Black and White

Sticking to a black and white palette gives you the freedom to mix patterns and tones. Here we have used black, grey and white towels sporting a range of designs, textures and edgings.

Layer it up.
To make a pattern or design stand out even more, place a plain-coloured mat or rug underneath as we have done here.

Make it Matte.
Matte finishes are popular and are readily available in bathroom accessories and tapware. A matte piece will add a modern, upscale look and an effective finishing touch, especially in black. Here we have featured a matte black towel rack, tumbler, laundry hamper and mirror along with a matte white pendant light.


Make your accessories pop.
If you have a mainly white base – white tiles and walls, for instance – add more black pieces. If your base is darker, use more white. When setting up your bathroom, spread tones throughout the space, rather than clustering too many black things or white things together.


Shop the look

+ Peg hooks, $58, from Father Rabbit.
+ Linen robe, $159, from Paper Plane.
+ Towel rack, $22, from Kmart.
+ Sardinia Turkish towel, $139.99, from Sunday.
+ Aura hand towel in waffle black, $22, from Paper Plane.
+ Black steel mirror, from $690, from Home Industry.
+ Barnaby ceiling pendant in white, $99, from Freedom.
+ Black tumbler, $6, from Kmart.
+ Comme.Co eco-friendly toothbrush, $12.50, from Sunday.
+ Binchotan charcoal toothbrush, $14, from Paper Plane.
+ Reverence Aromatique hand wash, $49, from Aesop.
+ Mist Collection tumbler, $25, from Paper Plane.
+ Soap dish, $19, Sphaera soap, $20, both from Sunday.
+ Ottoloom hand towel (on vanity), $22, from Paper Plane.
+ Laundry hamper, $16, from Kmart.
+ Wrap stool, $360, from Tim Webber.
+ Ombra rug, $59.90, from Paper Plane.
+ Woven bathmat (on top of rug), $10, from Kmart.

Created by: Catherine Wilkinson. Photography by: Toaki Okano.

Home experts are just a click away