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We Can’t Get Enough of This Strangely Magical Combo at Home

updated Feb 13, 2020
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(Image credit: Architect Prineas)

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.

(Image credit: Studio Wonder)

Black penny tile adds a bit of texture to this bathroom from Studio Wonder via Desire to Inspire, while the brass pendant adds a touch of shine.

(Image credit: Stylizmo)

That same combo — black with brass fixtures — appears here in a kitchen from Stylizmo.

(Image credit: Jordens)

Brass fixtures and subtly iridescent black mosaic tile give this bathroom from Jordens a distinctly glamorous edge.

(Image credit: Miss Moss)

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.

(Image credit: Maayan Zusman)

In this bathroom by Maayan Zusman, a black accent wall, made of contrasting tile, sets off a series of brass fixtures.

(Image credit: Lonny)

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.

(Image credit: Fantastic Frank)

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.