Reinvent Bathroom with the Boldness of Matte Black



Just like our lives, the world of design and décor too moves forward at a tremendous pace. With evolving trends in innovation and design, it seems that the popular choice for décor and finishing keeps shifting. While the love for color black among designers is nothing new, the trend certainly seems to have shifted from brass to polished nickel to chrome over the years, and today it’s all about matte black.

Owing to its bold and dramatic presence, matte black can render an elegant aesthetic guaranteed to stand out in almost every design style. However, with the availability of conventionally safer alternatives like Vibrant® Brushed Nickel or Polished Chrome, it remains one of those colors that people feel would only look great in other people’s homes.

In order to help you visualize the various possibilities of incorporating Matte Black in your bathroom spaces, the Bathroom design service experts at Kohler createdthree different bathroom designs.


Kohler Matte black products with white theme bathroom

1. Mixed Metals in Mid-Century Modern

With the obvious contrasts between the tone and texture of matte black and brushed gold finishes, combining the two is certainly not common. Our design experts paired this unconventional combination of matte black and brushed gold finishes with white walls and warm good tones and the result was a majestic and coeval update on the mid-century modern style. The sharp contrast of blacks and whites is soothed by the cozy warmth of brushed gold and wood, giving the room a modern feel without becoming dull and unappealing.


Classic and Contemporary Black and White bathroom

2. Classic and Contemporary Black and White

Combining both traditional and modern elements, this classic style delivers a look that is never going out of style. The softness of blue/green walls and white marble countertop smoothly balances the bold and striking impression made by the black vanity. Furthermore, the matte black faucets and accents add a modernistic allure to the room that is superbly complemented by the polished chrome of the sconces. Lastly, the diagonal herringbone pattern and asymmetrical spacing provide a robust revamp to the traditional white rectangular shower tile.


Kohler bathroom design

3. Bungalow Bold

Taking inspiration from the iconic design of the Beverly Hills Hotel, a bodacious Martinique banana leaf wall covering sets a lively tone for this impressive yet playful space. The nuanced shading and texture of the tile floor, the eye-catching countertop and the matte black faucet and mirror trim give refined expression to the beauty in black, while features like the natural wood surfaces and deep-beveled subway tile bring depth and texture to enhance the aesthetic.

Still not sure about including Matte Black in your next project? Now you can work with a Kohler designer through the Kohler Bathroom products design service and receive one-on-one virtual consultations, personalized shopping lists for ease of purchase, and photo-realistic renderings to visualize your new dream bathroom.


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