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22 Impressive Dark Bathroom Ideas With Moody and Dreamy Vibes

By Indah Nur Ariviani June 20, 2020

Dark themes always draw curiosity due to its mysterious and relaxing charm, which oppose each other. Industrial, modern, and minimalist are among the designs that suit the dark palette perfectly. Bring the elegance to your bathroom with these impressive dark bathroom ideas.

Since not a lot a people are not confident with dark colors, dare to be different by infusing boldness and sensuality to the most private space in your house. Dark colors help the bathroom to be more harmonious and voluminous that it will eliminate the need for décor and ornament. Get ready to create a dramatic visual with these inspiring dark bathroom interiors.

You will find an array of variations to the design, such as metallic touch, wooden accent, stone combination, and luxurious marble patterns.

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Opt for Luxury With Marbles

Opt for Luxury With Marbles - Dark Bathroom Ideas

Black and gold are strongly related to luxury. Combine them into a marble pattern to create the most luxurious look for your bathroom. Since its already visually rich, don’t bother to add more colors or patterns. Golden showers and faucet wouldn’t make the design overwhelmed, though.

Use the Classic Subway Pattern

Use the Classic Subway Pattern - Dark Bathroom Ideas

When you decide on black tiles for the wall, balance the layout by choosing lighter tones for the floor and make sure to install plenty of bright lamps. As for the wall tiles, the classic subway patterns show simplicity and sophistication at the same time.

Add Plenty of Brass Accents

Add Plenty of Brass Accents - Dark Bathroom Ideas

As an alternative to gold, the brass accent is not less luxurious. The patterned wallpaper pushes the brass feature on the sconces, faucet, vanity table legs, and even the visible pipes under the sink. The basic black lengthy curtain strengthens the dark mood of the bathroom, while the wooden floors make a difference to the design.

Consider Concrete Vanity

Consider Concrete Vanity - Dark Bathroom Ideas

This bathroom is full of modern and elegant charm despite the lack of pattern and vivid colors. The golden mirror frame and faucet are enough to color the gray walls, while the concrete floating vanity gives a rather industrial touch. Put little greenery for some refreshments.

Embrace the Dark Gray Tiles

Embrace the Dark Gray Tiles - Dark Bathroom Ideas

Don’t be afraid to go monochromatic with your bathroom design. The combination of black textured tiles and white furniture produces an elegant interior, which seems to work very well in this tiny long space. Note that even though the wall and floor come in a similar pattern, the white ceiling balances things well.

Create an Illusion With Tiles

Create an Illusion With Tiles - Dark Bathroom Ideas

This is what dramatic means. The wall tiles create a fascinating 3D illusion, and the tiles even look gradationing as it descends, while it is actually caused by the white bathtub reflection. You can install the simple floating shelf made of wood for décor displays or toiletries.

Create Traditional Moods

Create Traditional Moods - Dark Bathroom Ideas

Keep in mind that dark doesn’t always have to be black. Take a look at this traditional bathroom, which has a strong moody vibe due to the dark wood wall accent and the flooring combined with a glossy marble wall. The candle lights create a romantic mood for the small vanity corner.

Go for Matte Finishing

Go for Matte Finishing - Dark Bathroom Ideas

Who says that a dark bathroom will literally appear to be dim and gloomy? The splashing yellow colors bring life to the matte black surface, with the bright lightings that help a lot. Another noticeable aspect of this design is the elongated diamond tiles flooring.

Insert Metallic Accent

Insert Metallic Accent - Dark Bathroom Ideas

The high ceiling will make a room look less cramped, which is why it may match well with dark colors. The bathroom combines textured black walls and stoned flooring. Still, the highlight is none other than the vertical mirror with the floating metallic vanity. The recessed lights behind the mirror work well as an accent too.

Combine With Metallic Elements

Combine With Metallic Elements - Dark Bathroom Ideas

If a little metallic element couldn’t satisfy you, add a lot of it. Inside the dark bathroom interior, the metallic surfaces bounce back all the lights from the bulbs, doubling the brightness inside it. And in case the room is not high, use the mirrored ceiling as seen in the picture above.

Choose Modern Minimalist Style

Choose Modern Minimalist Style - Dark Bathroom Ideas

Have you ever thought how pretty a dark powder room would be? This design will inspire you to have one. Play with pattern and element combination so that the design wouldn’t be too dull. A few patterned tiles and floating wooden vanity could help.

Use Different Patterns

Use Different Patterns - Dark Bathroom Ideas

Remember that a dark bathroom shouldn’t always be all black. Try some pattern combination to flaunt your own style. The bathroom wall even has three different patterns and colors. Yet the design doesn’t look messy since each has its role. Balance the dark wall and patterned tiles with brighter floor tiles.

Hang an Oversized Mirror

Hang an Oversized Mirror - Dark Bathroom Ideas

A large mirror will do the trick for a narrow powder room. Especially when you choose black tiles, be careful not to make it tighter. This is why the best way to create an illusion is by hanging this long, oversized mirror to make the room look larger.

Accent With Quirky Tiles

Accent With Quirky Tiles - Dark Bathroom Ideas

Light gray can’t be considered as dark, but you can add a darkening effect by installing the dark green accent wall. The design is even more unique with this quirky fish tile pattern. It is indeed the focal point of the design since the floor and remaining wall in plain gray color.

Cover With Shower Curtains

Cover With Shower Curtains - Dark Bathroom Ideas

The bathroom has an intense monochromatic look that could turn the design into a gloomy mood for real. Yet it is accentuated with a surrounding shower tub even with the same dark color. Thanks to the yellow lights that highlight the pattern difference between the curtain and the wall. It also creates a floating illusion to the bathtub legs.

Highlight With Shower Lighting

Highlight With Shower Lighting - Dark Bathroom Ideas

A bathroom should have one prominent point to be highlighted, and this one chooses its shower area. Visually, the shower box is not too different since despite its accent wall tiles. It is the lighting that makes it distinguishable.

Combine Stone and Brick

Combine Stone and Brick - Dark Bathroom Ideas

Find Zen and tranquility in this nature-driven bathroom interior. It uses three different materials: brick wall, stone accent wall, and wooden ceiling. The floor uses dark tiles and is accentuated with wood to highlight the shower area.

Bring In the Twin Vanity

Bring In the Twin Vanity - Dark Bathroom Ideas

Got a spacious bathroom? Then you can take the most advantage out of it. Instead of single, opt for twin vanity with luxurious brass legs. It matches well with the wooden floor, and the ceiling-height mirror reflects the dark marble wall perfectly.

Go for Unique Lightings

Go for Unique Lightings - Dark Bathroom Ideas

The gracefully classic design of this bathroom is generated by the detailed tiles that form the large flower vines—level up the elegance with the unique lighting that hangs just above the sink. The tiny yellow bulbs add a dreamy vibe in it. Décor-wise, use floor-to-ceiling large curtains, which will give you privacy as well.

Hang Pendant Lights Above the Vanity

Hang Pendant Lights Above the Vanity - Dark Bathroom Ideas

Lighting is important to your dark bathroom design. Using plenty of lights will make it brighter, and lack of it will push a mysterious side out of it. The minimalist pendant lights that are hung above the mirror add quirkiness. The feature stands out more because of the frameless long mirror.

Incorporate Wooden Elements

Incorporate Wooden Elements - Dark Bathroom Ideas

You can combine glossy back surface and textured wall tiles to show your design preference, but also consider element combination. The wooden flooring, ceiling, and accent wall play an important role that makes the interior visually attractive.

Consider Wooden Flooring

Consider Wooden Flooring - Dark Bathroom Ideas

Another idea to incorporate a wooden element into your dark bathroom. The textured flooring would not be able to stand out due to the mysterious vibe from the design. Add dramatic effect by using hidden yellow lights under the vanity to highlight the floor surface.

Indah Nur Ariviani[Editor]
Indah is an experienced & professional content writer & editor covering awesome ideas about home decor and improvements. She is a hard worker, a life-long learner and a determined person. When she's not writing here, you may find her writing about lifestyle, translating documents or getting dizzy learning finance-related stuff.

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