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Black and white bathroom with black bath, white tiles, white and black bath with green plant in the corner
Black and white is a clean look for a bathroom that can be interpreted any way you like – dial up the white for an effect that’s subtle and fresh, or make it daringly theatrical with brass accents and brave use of ebony paint.

Why do you want it?

The beauty of a black and white bathroom is more than just the visual impact of monochromatic design – it’s a colour palette that you can pull off in just about any style of home, and it will never date. It’s a failsafe option that’s easy to bring to life in your own individual way, allowing you to amp up the drama without fear of clashing colours. Keep the look classic, or go properly bold with graphic tiles or a lavish splash of dark paint on walls and ceiling – if you dare!

Get the monochrome look

The dynamic contrast of dark grout between glossy white tiles is a clever design device that demonstrates the versatility of this palette, and packs a modern punch. Graphic patterned floor tiles are a bold statement, proving that black and white is anything but boring – pair these with a wall-mounted vanity for full visual effect. The clean lines and minimalist design of the vanity unit make room for the drama, and a bold, black freestanding bath brings just that. Introducing luxe brass accents through tapware adds warmth and glamour to the room, while indoor plants breath life and a little sanctuary style.

Black and white bathroom with black bath, white tiles, and white and black bath

A softer monochrome

Introducing shades of grey softens the starkness, while still colouring between the lines of a monochrome palette. Try adding subtle textured mosaic tiles or Moroccan-inspired patterned flooring in shades of grey. Channel the magic of monochrome into fixtures and fittings like matt black tapware, towel rails or a framed mirror.

Traditional and classic is more your style?

You’ll love our Hamptons bathroom design, check out our rundown on how to achieve the East Coast look. 

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.