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Interior Design – Is Black The New Chrome?

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One of the big trends I’ve noticed recently is for black bathroom fittings such as taps, radiators, shower heads and accessories. I’ll admit that when I first  saw these I was a little sceptical but this is a trend that has grown on me.

Changing any of the items mentioned above is a very easy way to update the appearance of a bathroom especially if you already have a white suite. Black taps look fresh, edgy and different, adding industrial cool to the simplest of bathrooms. They can also add a warmer feel than chrome to the space especially in larger bathrooms.

Black fittings won’t need polishing as frequently as chrome which of course shows up every splash and fingerprint. As with most things it’s worth investing in quality products with a durable electroplated finishes which won’t be so prone to scratches or fading. This design from Villeroy & Boch is elegant and set off by the black mount and black framed mirror. The mustard yellow touches avoid the scheme looking stark but any accent colour would look equally good.

 

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This square matte black basin mixer from Meir is an excellent starting point

 

 

 

For those who love the industrial feel then a black factory style shower frame mimics the style of Crittall windows and works perfectly in loft/ warehouse apartments or to add a modern touch to a period property. This image comes from a project by the Rebecca James Studio.

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Accessories such as soap dishes and tooth brush holders are a very cheap way of incorporating this look and I really like these accessories by Daniel Savage for Dunelm. Simple and stylish and the gold trim softens the look.

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If you would like some help with incorporating this trend into your bathroom call me on 07745 876182 e mail at info@homestyle4u.com or complete the enquiry form below. I cover Cheshire and the North West and I’d love to hear from you.

 

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