NEW MOVES ON MONOCHROME
Black absorbs and white reflects – uniting the two is one of the most effective ways to create a bathroom that punches above its weight. In pattern terms, the options are virtually endless and can be as simple as black and white tiles laid in a chequered formation. For a masculine, tailored space, look to smart stripes or houndstooth repeat patterns – Decorum est has some exquisite monochrome mosaics in semi-precious stone. Monochrome needn’t be moody. Balancing the black-to-white ratios in favour of the latter will create a far lighter, brighter space. A more organic, softer approach can be achieved using irregular, curved patterns such as monochrome patchworks and floral designs.
Project details The Crittall-inspired interiors trend has hit the bathroom. This is the Metalcraft Frame shower screen in Matte Black, from £2,000, at Majestic Showers. Pembroke marble floor tiles from the Silk Road Collection by Sara Baldwin for New Ravenna Mosaics start at £1,096 per sq m, at Paris Ceramics.
Project details Monochrome tile risers draw the eye into this small, pure white bathroom, adding a sense of space. The floor tiles are Kerion’s Décor Branche Mer from its Neocim Collection. In the UK, try Abbey Decor porcelain tiles, £32.64 per sq m, at Porcelain Superstore.