Monochrome bathroom trend style guide

03 May 2018

According to the latest Kitchens and Bathrooms Report from Housing Industry Association (HIA) and GWA Bathrooms and Kitchens, an estimated 219,000 bathroom renovations took place across Australia in the last financial year. The report also revealed a demand by renovators looking for cutting-edge design trends to set their renovations apart. As a result, the colour black is making a comeback in the bathroom space.

From classic to contemporary, black suits most bathroom styles and has the ability to transform an understated bathroom into a feature space.

“Not just an on-trend hue, black is also timeless and ever-sophisticated. The perfect choice for monochromatic bathrooms, black is also adaptable to many other colour palettes and has the ability to both stand out and blend in," says Stegbar marketing director Christine Evans.

To help you incorporate the black design trend into your next bathroom project, Stegbar, which recently launched a Grange Black shower screen range, has put together some black bathroom style tips.

  • The industrial trend is still popular and can be easily translated into bathroom design with concrete sink basins and matte black tapware. Antique-style mirrors will also add to the style.
  • To create a bold, modern bathroom incorporate geometric shapes and black into all tapware, fixtures and hardware.
  • For more traditional-style bathrooms, black and white patterned floor tiles, classic-style sinks and chrome tapware and fixtures can be used for timeless elegance.
  • If going for a black and white bathroom, ensure it doesn’t feel to stark and cold by using wooden details to warm the space up.
  • Mirrors and other materials with reflective qualities can help to add depth and interest.

Stegbar's new black finish is available in both the Grange Inline Showerscreen and Overlap Showerscreen.


As the editor of BUILD I have a keen interest in sustainable housing and new technologies.