it’s a look that’s not only classy and timeless, but one that leaves the door wide open (as it were) for endless creative decorating fun.
The beauty of going for a dramatic but neutral colour scheme in the basic decor, instead of a trendy finish like the faux wenge that made all the decorating magazines a few years back, is you’ll have all kinds of choices for changing the look when you want to update, just by changing out your accessories.
And it’s frugal to go with a black-and-white foundation in your decor, too, even if you splurge for the high-end fittings and cabinetry, like a gorgeous modern black bathroom vanity for example, with luscious black granite for your countertop. A vessel sink of smokey glass is right on tone.
When you’re investing in the equity of your home, do go for the best you can afford in the durable items, as the low-end bargains in a tub, sink, vanity and other furnishings may look good when they’re first installed but they’ll soon look shabby and cheap. That’s a false economy – believe me, voice of experience here! You’re best to look on the fixtures and cabinets as a long-term investment, and save your corner-cutting for the fab-and-fun trendy accessories.
Now, compare that startling effect with the calm and elegant look you’d get by bringing in accents of pale gold, sage or forest green, claret, or a rich russet colour, tone on tone. Opulence!
You truly can change the whole look of a black-and-white bathroom every time you get that irresistable creative urge to redorcate – just for the cost of changing the colour of the towels, shower curtain, and other bathroom accessories! – as long as you’re starting with a clean strong back-to-basics palette like black and white.