Anyone have one? I have a white walled interior in my house so I'm considering a contrast for my bathroom renovation. The room's not huge, but I'm working on the theory that dark walls will recede, rather than close the space in.
I'm yet to investigate the potential for calcium staining on a matte black tile, but in the interim, does anyone have any experience of an all black bathroom?
Perphaps for a toilet, guest bath, tiny ones.
Not sure for the main one.
If you'll be there 4 minutes is great.
To the general idea of thinking that dark will look smaller...
I think that in a tiny bath will be a good surprise.
Tiny black with some wall-mirror...surrealistic
I saw some vintage, MCM as somebody would say.
No experience here, but
there are lots of photos on the internet.
I love the idea of a black bathroom, I have been into black increasingly anyway (white goods are no longer so in our kitchen). We used to have a black kitchen sink but our UK house is in a 'hard water' area so it was a constant battle against the limescale/calcium deposits. I suppose in a bath it wouldn't be a big deal (use it and clean it right after) - but for a basin you'd have to dry it after each use - and I don't know this would work out for a toilet. Know the hardness of your water locally - maybe have a water softener fitted (as we're about to) and be honest about how much time you're prepared to put into maintenance - it can be drag after the novelty has worn off. I've enjoyed the pics of the black bathrooms - lovely.
I think the only way I'd...
I think the only way I'd consider it would be if the lower half of the walls were tiled in white and the fixtures were white. That way any water spots wouldn't show. But you'd still have to vent the place really well to avoid condensation running down the painted part of the walls if you took a long shower or steamy bath. That would look unsightly, too.
Can't tell you much about tiles but my parents built a MCM style house in the early 70s and used black fixtures - black Italian marble tub, sinks, black toilet, black bidet. Damned if they arent some of the few fixtures that have remained in the house, even after a few remodels.
The toilet doesn't show dirt or stains - at all. In fact it was kind of a pain to clean the toilet because it was hard to tell when it was dirty or where it needed scrubbing. (not something you want to stick your face in to check closely either) Only problem with sinks were due to keeping it clean from Dad shaving in it every morning - the white shaving cream ring was very noticeable.
We didn't have a calcium issue with our water, so no problem there - but I would def investigate water hardness before deciding. White rings don't look good on black fixtures.