Going over to the dark side: black and dark grey bathrooms
Inspired by all those lovely dark walls which are appearing ever-abundantly in interiors magazines and blogs, I took a leap of fatith late last year and painted my bathroom in Porter’s Paints’ Toy Solider, a dark dark grey. The colour is gorgeous and I really wanted it to work as bathrooms all too often are bland and uninspiring. But it doesn’t.
It has taken me a while to figure out why. I did so by looking at all the dark walled bathrooms I like, many of which are pictured below and came up with the answer and the solution. What do you think?
via girl of istanbul
via bijou and boheme
vía house to home
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Like stark white walls, dark ones are a stunning backdrop and require bold splashes of colour, contrasting texture and accessorising to look amazing. Yet, in the examples above the rooms are all minimal. What makes the rooms are the details: the sunflower yellow chair, the vintage mirrors, the wooden stools and herringbone floor, ornate sconces, antique marble vanities and hardware, the metal vintage standalone baths, geometric wood-panelled walls, chandeliers and glossy paint.
I can’t renovate and want to keep the room minimal and the solution to achieve the dark effect came to me the other day. It is radical and beautiful! So the bathroom is being changed this week. I can’t wait to show you. In the meantime, can you guess what I am doing?