HHL 2010 - BathroomsContemporary Bathroom
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Style Secret: Black and WhiteBlack and white is the iconic art deco palette. Classic, sophisticated and timeless, it has an inherent drama that fits this style like a custom Chanel suit. And combined with the shine that typifies the art deco look, a black and white color scheme simply dazzles. Glam it up: Craving color? Go bright. Golden yellow, kelly green, peacock blue and regal purple all evoke the energy that pervaded the art deco era at its peak. Be savvy about using these brilliant hues, however — art deco interiors tend toward minimalism, so err on the side of restraint. Play them against a quieter backdrop and limit them to one or two dominant choices to avoid an over-the-rainbow mishmash.
First, retrain your brain. Why do so many bathrooms lack a certain charm? Because we tend to rule out certain elements like large-scale or bold wallpaper, fearing we're breaking some sort of small-space rule. Forget your preconceived notions about furnishing and decorating the bathroom.
The high graphic wallpaper, darker cabinetry and black door could have made this elegant bathroom feel much smaller. By placing sconces on the oversized mirror, the light seem to double in intensity, toning down the graphic power of the wall covering. And it looks super cool!
Black and white hits the mark every time. Wallpaper isn't always appropriate for everyday bathrooms, but it's a perfect treatment for a powder room, where humidity and heavy traffic aren't a concern. In this bathroom, the pattern's white form lightens the rest of the dark elements without disrupting the tenor of the scheme.