Black and white bathrooms are beautiful and classic. Don’t miss this black and white bathroom renovation for remodeling sources and ideas!
If you’ve been following along with various projects from the #clientmomanddad project, then you know this classic black and white tile bathroom renovation is a big improvement.
The previous master bathroom on their 1980’s house was a lot of linoleum, taupe/almond tile, and underutilized space.
They wanted to add a separate water closet, a separate shower, and a second sink. Fortunately, with some careful planning (see all the floor plan adjustments and detailed plans here), we were able to get all they wanted and more.
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Black and White Tile Bathroom
As I mentioned, the original bathroom was not the most space-efficient layout. There were almost 9 feet of counter space but only one sink. There was also just a tub/shower combo, while my parents preferred a separate tub and shower. So we gave up a little counter space, moved the door over to allow for a shower where the original door had been, and were still able to fit a 72″ double sink vanity.
With the only natural light coming in through a window in the (now separate) water closet, we needed lots of white to bounce what little natural light there was. We also chose a frosted glass door for the water closet to allow that natural light into the rest of the space.
White subway tile is the best budget-friendly option that still allows for a luxurious bathroom. So we used simple white ceramic wall tile and black and white porcelain basketweave floor tile. I love the traditional yet casual vibe that combination creates.
Tip: White subway tile walls are a clean, classic, and budget-friendly look!
The black and white mosaic tile also makes an excellent shower floor since there are plenty of grout lines to provide traction.
Tip: Using a mosaic floor tile, like black and white basketweave, is a safe, slip-free option for bathroom and shower floors.
In short, the black and white bathroom tile was budget friendly, classic, light, and simply perfect for this bathroom renovation.
Gray Marble Topped Vanity
We didn’t want the space to feel too stark, so we softened the black and white motif with a medium gray vanity. I love using vanities with marble tops in bathroom renovations; they can be a great budget-friendly option when you want a real marble countertop.
Tip: For a more affordable real-stone countertop option, try a preassembled vanity with a marble top, rather than cabinetry and a custom fabricated countertop.
The extra storage and two sinks (which were included) on this bathroom vanity were exactly what my parents needed for this space. And the transitional style had just enough elegance without too much formality; just look at those beautiful side panel details.
An additional benefit of adding the separate shower is the opportunity to use a beautiful freestanding tub in the tub nook.
This slipper tub is especially good for tight spaces, as it is only 55″ long, but the deep sides and slipper shape still allows you to lay back and stretch your legs while bathing.
We lined the entire tub nook in white subway tile and built a huge shelf into the wall above the tub. I love having a stool beside freestanding tubs, as well, for a little extra surface area.
Plumbing and Light Fixtures for a Black and White Bathroom
I’ve shared before that mixing metals in bathrooms is a favorite choice for interior designers these days. And I love how it looks in this bathroom, as well. We chose polished nickel plumbing fixtures as well as hooks and towel bars from a polished nickel bathroom accessories set.
But we paired them with gold vanity mirrors and this adorable gold pendant light above the tub (which casts the best prismed light when turned on, by the way).
We added one more element when we used a black and gold vanity light (which is SO affordable, by the way… and from Amazon!). This connected the entire vanity wall in to the black accents in the floor tile.
Black and White Bathroom Accessories
Black and white bathroom decor doesn’t have to be boring. This is the best place to bring in some texture and dimension, so that the black and white motif doesn’t feel too stark or modern. I actually didn’t purchase any decorative items for this space; I simply shopped my parents’ house.
Tip: Bring in texture with decorative items such as baskets and rugs to help warm up a tile bathroom.
A beautiful piece of black pottery offers a spot for clippings or seasonal florals. And bringing in tiny baskets to hold jewelry or small items lets them double as storage and decor.
A gold soap dish echoes the gold mirrors and brings a warmer color palette to the marble countertop.
Black and white bathroom design ideas
I hope you enjoyed these bathroom design ideas! From design plan to execution, this bathroom remodel has been such a fun and rewarding project.
And since I love talking bathroom design with you all, here are a few more relevant posts:
- The Best Grout Colors
- Marble Master Bathroom
- Jack n Jill Bathroom
- Black and White and Wood Bathroom
- 10 Tips for Designing a Small Bathroom
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Sources for classic master bathroom
WALL TILE | FLOOR TILE | GROUT: Platinum (see all my favorite grout colors here) | RUG
VANITY | SINK FAUCETS | BATHROOM MIRRORS | VANITY LIGHTS | TURKISH HAND TOWEL
TUB | TUB FAUCET | LIGHT FIXTURE | ACACIA STOOL | TURKISH BATH TOWEL
SLIDING SHOWER DOOR | SHOWER FAUCET | WHITE TOWELS