The clean, crisp palette of black and white is a perfect choice for the bathroom — a place with cleanliness at the very center of its purpose. And there are so many gorgeous ways to make this combination work: a black clawfoot tub paired with bright white subway tile, a black sink against a white marble wall, or just a traditional black-and-white tile floor. If you crave a little contrast in the bathroom, take a look at these 15 inspiring spaces.
Above: Black and white make for a serene bathing experience in this space from Elle Decor.
A matte black sink contrasts beautifully with a white marble backsplash in this bathroom from Apartment 34.
Black-and-white tile makes this bathroom from The Hunted Interior.
A black fireplace—and black tub—amp up the contrast in a London home from House to Home.
This bathroom from Inside Out starts with traditional black-and-white floor tile and takes it a step farther with black fixtures and dark grout.
A gorgeous steel-framed shower door contrasts beautifully with white subway tile in this bathroom from Trad Home.
Black and white (and a touch of gold!) in a bathroom from Dustjacket Attic.
This bathroom from Godrich Interiors flips the palette of some of the other rooms, with black walls and white fixtures.
A black mirror and black fixtures stand out against the crisp subway tile walls of the above bathroom. See how this bathroom came together, including a tutorial on hanging a mirror on ceramic tile here.
A black clawfoot tub and black-and-white patchwork floor tiles make for an especially striking combination in this bathroom from Nordic Design.
A black-and-white bathroom from Badrumsdrommar.
This bathroom, from T Magazine, takes traditional black-and-white checkered tile all the way up the walls.
Black fixtures and white marble in a bathroom from No Glitter No Glory.
There's plenty of contrast in this spacious bathroom from Studio LS.