If you look at a lot of pictures of kitchens and bathrooms, you're bound to see a lot of white. But this post is about a different look entirely — the strange magic that happens when you combine black and gold in your kitchen or bathroom. This mix of dark and bright transforms a utilitarian space into a bold style statement. Here are nine of our favorite examples.
Above: In this kitchen by Architect Prineas, a brass-clad island glows against a background of black cabinets. The oversized brass pulls appear throughout the apartment.
That same combo — black with brass fixtures — appears here in a kitchen from Stylizmo.
Brass fixtures and subtly iridescent black mosaic tile give this bathroom from Jordens a distinctly glamorous edge.
If you love the look but all-black cabinetry feels too heavy for you, try a mix. This kitchen from Miss Moss combines black lower cabinets and white upper cabinets with brass accents, for a look that's moody and stylish but not too heavy.
In this bathroom by Maayan Zusman, a black accent wall, made of contrasting tile, sets off a series of brass fixtures.
Grey, instead of black, cabinets, give this kitchen featured on Lonny a softer look, but the black backsplash and countertop and brass faucet and pulls still bring plenty of drama.
This bathroom seen on AD Magazine has a dark shine, thanks to the beveled black subway tile on the walls. It also has something you don't see very often — mixed metals in the bathroom.
This kitchen seen on Fantastic Frank combines dark cabinets and a white marble countertop with a brass hanging rail, for just a touch of shine.