You may remember my previous blog about taking the plunge with a black bathroom, well I’ve done it- and I love it. These are the before pictures and doesn’t it look like a hotel bathroom? Soulless, to me anyway, all beige and shiny white, but then home décor is a very personal thing. And the bath was under the window so I had to climb into the bath to open the window, very odd.
The walls, radiator, door and skirting boards are all painted in Farrow and Ball ‘Black Blue’. The corner cupboard is an old reproduction mahogany piece. I took the glass door off to leave open shelving and painted it in ‘off white’ then in a gorgeous vibrant colour from Annie Sloan called ‘Provence’, which I distressed and waxed. I can’t abide bathroom wall cupboards so I am always looking for other ways to store the inevitable bathroom paraphernalia. By using an old painted cupboard it helps to give the bathroom a softer less clinical feel plus styling with loads of glass jars full of soaps and other pretty bits to give a designer look on the cheap.
Add a stunning white mirror and some shell box pictures and my bathroom is now a retreat to soak away the cares of the day, rather than a white box.
A lady commented on my previous inspirational bathroom blog about the practicalities of black and I do have to say that she is right and black is not an entirely practical colour, if you have young children or messy teenagers, soap and toothpaste splatters are very visible! But I absolutely love it.
Will you be daring to go black anywhere in your house? Or perhaps introducing more black home accessories to ease you into the look more gently? I’d love to know below!
By Jacqui Brooks
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