No guts, no glory or is too much of a good thing bad?
Goth taste, disco nostalgia, a need for intimate drama, or an overabundance of natural light would be reasons for creating a black bathroom. The effect is stunning but using an all-black bath is an experience you don’t forget.
Recently, black rooms have been making a comeback. Over the past year or two we’ve seen a series of black-painted bedrooms, dining rooms, kitchens and baths and as well as very dark rooms painted blue-black and plum. Perhaps it’s an expression of our pessimistic times though dark it isn’t new.
A reconstructed black room from a Roman villa offers a design lesson for the price of admission to the Metropolitan Museum Art in New York.
One big issue for black bathrooms is visibility and, as a corollary, safety. Black absorbs light and heat and reflects none. That could be great during the winter in a cold climate. However, lighting becomes a critical factor if you need to shave or do any delicate grooming after stepping out of a hot, steamy shower, particularly with black walls. Many paint manufacturers put a light reflectance value (LRV) rating on paint chips. The range is 0 for black, to nearly 100 for white. So obviously, white sinks, tubs and floors can help.
For the ultra-modern hipster market there is a rad-black bathroom look often seen in hotels and clubs. High-end backlit resin sinks and mirrors like Neo-Metro‘s Ebb line can provide a jolt of color in a room where it’s midnight all year long. Still, we have a question: how long could you live with a black bathroom?
(Source: WOI, Internet)
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