Using Dark Colors in the Bathroom

Posted on July 3, 2019

When most people choose a color scheme for their bathroom, they often choose colors that are light, airy, and relaxing, but rarely do they opt for dark colors like black and gray. The reason for this is because it can be quite difficult working with dark colors without making the bathroom feel a bit claustrophobic because of the lack of light and color. However, black and gray are actually pretty interesting colors to work with and when done right, they can offer a dramatic touch to any bathroom. If you’re considering using a darker color like black, dark gray, or a very deep midnight blue during your next bathroom remodeling, you might want to keep the following tips in mind to avoid making your bathroom feel like you’re underground or in a cave:

Create Contrast

Do you want dark walls? Don’t let the lack of brightness stop you from giving your bathroom the makeover you want. Just create contrast between dark and light by making your fixtures a lot lighter than the walls. The last thing you want is for everything to be solid black or gray. So if you’re painting your walls black, keep the floor light and keep the rest of your fixtures light as well. Black and white work great for creating an elegant contrasting feel. Install a lot of lighting fixtures in the right places so the bathroom doesn’t look claustrophobic. This is best done while undergoing major bathroom remodeling so you can upgrade your fixtures to go with your new walls.

Choose an Accent Space

You can also just choose to paint one side of a wall or two sides in a dark color and paint the rest with a white color or a very light color. This creates a dramatic space in your bathroom without making it look too dark or washed out with too much white. Dark colors always create a dramatic effect as long as you don’t overdo it.

Work with Different Shades

If you really want dark colored walls and floors, then you can create some texture by working with tiles of different shades. It will create a nice monochromatic, textured effect that will make your bathroom look sleek and elegant.

Before doing any major changes in your bathroom, make sure to consult a bathroom remodeling professional first so you don’t waste money on unnecessary upgrades.

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