Trends Archive

Black Bathrooms

hansgrohe Matt Black

Black is permeating the bathroom. As we enter the shorter months, we’re embracing dark tones and welcoming them into the wash space as we mirror the early nights and moody skies on the horizon.

Why black?

One of the biggest changes in bathroom design in recent years has been its evolution from a functional space, designed with efficiency rather than aesthetics in mind, into a room for enjoyment and wellbeing. The surge in time spent in the bathroom in 2020 especially, saw the bathroom become a place to unwind and enjoy moments of peace in; as other areas of the home became spaces to work, teach and multitask, the bathroom took on the role of a sanctuary. ‘Black has moved into the bathroom as homeowners are seeking a space for privacy and relaxation as busy lives get busier,’ explains Graeme Borchard, MD at UK Bathrooms. ‘Black is a wonderful shade to meditate to and allows overtaxed minds a moment of tranquillity, which is what today’s bathroom is all about.’

How to style a black bathroom

This trend is all about maximum darkness – for the greatest effect, opt for black across as many surfaces and objects in the space as possible to create a calming, cave-like cocoon that’s impactful without overstimulating the senses. Pay attention to textures; mix in different black finishes and materials, from glossy glazes to matt and brushed metals, to create a space which is indulgent and immersive while maintaining the feeling of shelter and protection.

Black fixtures and fittings

The newest launches from a host of luxury brands have been doused in darkness. Shower heads, taps, mixers, screens, panels and all of the fittings in-between, it’s clear that the finish of the moment is deepest black. Be it Matt Back, hansgrohe’s biggest finish of the year which covers the Metropol mixer range, and 53-piece Talis E collection, or the extensive range of Matt Black brassware and bathroom accessories of Crosswater’s MPRO range. Most of Abacus’s range can be covered in black via its Colour My Bathroom offering, and Saneux and Roper Rhodes both have extensive dark collections.

Large black bathroom pieces

Chunkier bathroom objects of all styles are also being coated in rich black. Victoria and Albert’s freestanding baths take on an edgy yet sensuous feel when their soft curves are realised in black. Along with its brassware, much of VitrA’s ceramicware and storage pieces comes in a slick black finish which transforms them into giant sculptural objects. Villeroy and Boch’s ultra-modern Avento vanity units are finished in glossy Crystal Black, the brand’s Antheus unit brings natural texture in black ash, and UK Bathroom’s Essentials Black Square Edge Bath Screen is a whimsical take on the trend, a semi-transparent slice of shadow hovering over the shower. In the traditional sphere, the Sarah Georgian basin and washstand by Burlington is composed of decorative black aluminium and black marble.

‘Black is incredibly versatile, contemporary and chic,’ says Graeme. ‘Black elements in the bathroom create an edge, making a statement while remaining timeless and enduring’. Finish the look with as much black flooring, tiling and paint as you dare, or try a black feature zone around either the sink, bath or shower to add more subtle wow factor.

hansgrohe Matt Black

Matt black comes to the bathroom with slick angles, shapely silhouettes and a modern industrial feel – combine it with bright white ceramics for a bold, contemporary contrast.

We love the new Matt Black brassware range from leading bathroom manufacturer hansgrohe.  hansgrohe has expanded its FinishPlus brassware range to include on trend Matt Black. This recently launched contemporary finish is across hansgrohe’s range of showerheads, basin and bath mixers, shower hoses and accessories.

The beautiful @hansgroheuk Matt Black

The new Matt Black is perfect for styling with white ceramics and black shower screens.  Matt Black offers a pared back elegant look whilst guaranteeing all the quality features that you can expect from hansgrohe.

Available now with minimal delivery times.

Beautiful black bathroom products from Crosswater

“Black is always elegant, it is the most complete colour in the whole world, made of all the colours in the palette.”  Ricardo Tisci

We’ve put together a collection of brassware, accessories and other bathroom products, all from Crosswater all with savings of 30%.  Black is timeless, elegant and works best in a modern and contemporary bathroom.  But don’t just buy a black tap for your basin, make sure you have the matching waste, bottle trap and overflow cover, team with the stunning free standing bath mixer, black flush plate, black framed wet room panel, black radiator, shower head, shower valve and finish off your space with black accessories including your toilet brush holder, toilet roll holder and robe hook. Result – a perfectly co-ordinated style.

And, don’t forget if you spend over £500 on a Crosswater order you will receive our lovely FREE hand care gift boxed from H2k Harrogate.

 

 

Warm, reflective and glowing… VitrA’s stunning Copper Brassware & Bathroom Accessories

Copper is a traditional material that has stormed its way back into fashion.  Warm, reflective and glowing it is certainly making all of us here at ukbathrooms.com keen to update our own bathrooms!

         

We love this stunning range from VitrA, encompassing brassware and accessories all in a choice of finishes including Copper. Pair this metal with natural materials such as wood and marble for an elegant, contemporary look.  The copper trend is showing no sign of slowing down, and current demand is high on our site.  The polished finish from VitrA has a more golden look as opposed to a natural deep orange tone.

Over the past few years metallics have become really popular with the warm copper and brass shades being easy to incorporate in our homes.  In your bathroom, opt for copper taps, shower, waste, exposed bottle trap and matching accessories, use the Copper as a standout feature so it really makes your room pop.

      

Opulent shades such as Kingfisher blue and teal are a perfect partner to this metal, decadent in tone they are an ideal combination. Equally, a bathroom that uses marble and copper brassware has an appeal that is timeless. Charcoal, smoky greys, blush pink and neutrals also work with this warm finish and can be visually stunning.

Tip – use copper sparingly for more impact – either limit to a gorgeous copper bath or brassware and accessories – less is often more!

Crosswater Infinity Bathroom Furniture

Crosswater Bathrooms are known for their wonderful collections of contemporary bathroom interior products in the latest colours, textures and patterns, allowing everyone to create the designer bathroom of their dreams at a better price than you might think!

Crosswater Infinity, here in Storm grey with a Windsor oak worktop and Stainless steel handle. Shown with stunning on-trend lush wallpaper and black features such as tiles and accessories.

Most special finishes such as matt black, brushed brass and steel can be at a premium and on a longer lead time -but Crosswater are ahead of the curve and have a desirable selection of stunning taps, brassware, accessories and furniture in on-trend colours and finishes on fantastic lead times as they stock them readily here in the UK.

The latest addition to our website, as a proud authorised retailer and displayist of Crosswater products, is the exquisite Crosswater Infinity collection. Crosswater Infinity is a beautiful linear, minimal, contemporary furniture collection which is built from clever modular pieces that can be combined to create ‘Infinite’ solutions!

Crosswater Infinity, here in White gloss with matt black handles and a Glacier white worktop. Beautiful monochrome simplicity with on-trend pastel bathroom tones look superb, as Crosswater have styled the collection here with a soft dusky pink.

We have presented a selection of pre-grouped options in bundles in sizes from the simple 1 drawer at 510mm up to the impressive 1410mm wide statement vanity, which is ideal for large bathrooms. Alternatively, combine the 50cm unit and 20cm shelves to create your own bespoke combination, then add an Infinity worktop and washbowls of your choice.

Crosswater Infinity, the image above showcases the organic wood-grain textured Windsor oak unit with matching Windsor oak worktop. The unit has a steel handle and is styled here with sumptuous dark tiles, dark marble and black accessories with an industrial bathroom feel to the brassware.

The collection boasts an impressive 10 finishes, with 3 unit colours, 3 worktop choices and 4 handle tones. These are not your standard bathroom uniform but up to the minute looks in brushed brass, matt black and Storm grey. Classic and timeless options of White gloss and Chrome are on offer, as well as organic and architectural Windsor oak and Stainless steel. Mix and match these options to create your ideal colour scheme – the range is so adaptable a huge array of looks can be created!

Crosswater Infinity furniture is modular and allows for creativity, shown here with the beautiful warm brushed brass handle and matching Crosswater MPRO brassware. The unit is Windsor oak and is paired with the Carrara marble worktop. The white geometric tiles and light wood are styled in a Scandinavian inspired look that is chic and timeless.

See our Crosswater furniture page for the Infinity collection

Contact our Sales team for more information:

Tel. 01765 694 720
sales@ukbathrooms.com

New from VitrA for 2019

VitrA from UK Bathrooms

2019 is a busy year for VitrA bathrooms! As a leading manufacturer of luxury bathrooms they offer a wide range of superb product at attractive price points, with their bathroom product collections winning multiple international design awards and global recognition for their stunning product design, high-quality and product integrity.

Here at UK Bathrooms we are focused on supplying you with market leading bathroom brands, high-quality products that will last for years to come at the best prices you can find online, all backed up with knowledgeable and helpful, friendly staff who know bathrooms inside out. We work closely with VitrA and our Distributors, as such we are able to supply the entire range of VitrA’s product collections. This includes their new launches for 2019:

  • VitrA Plural
  • VitrA Equal
  • VitrA Valarte
  • VitrA Origin

We have already had several enquires for these new collections, please see below for more information about when these new collections will be available to purchase from UK Bathrooms.

VitrA Valarte

Available from UK Bathrooms from: June 2019

VitrA Valarte is a beautiful classically styled range with a chic contemporary twist, thanks to the timeless finishes of white cream and grey. This allows you to create a slightly more traditional look with framed doors and fluted pottery for a classical, yet enduring fresh feel in your new bathroom.

This collection will be available from June 2019, work is ongoing on our site if you would like a quote on this range please contact our sales team in advance of everything being available online, check back with us or register your interest and we will email you when the collection is live on the website.

VitrA Plural

Available from UK Bathrooms from: Autumn 2019

“The greatest modern luxury: Shared intimacy” VitrA Plural is an outstanding design-led range from celebrated designer Terri Pecora. The collection is modern but with a warm contemporary feel, thanks to the lovely product finishes such as copper and black taps, taupe and black pottery. The bathroom layout as we know it is rewritten, opening the bathroom up to the rest of your living space as a part of the family home –a place to play, talk and unwind.

Download the Plural brochure here.

VitrA Equal

Available from UK Bathrooms from: Autumn 2019

“Brave Simplicity” VitrA Equal is an exciting product group with a fresh modern aesthetic. Framed linear elements are key, with state of the art rimless toilets and linear bathroom basins to match. This stunning group of products was developed in collaboration with the Italian Architect: Claudio Bellini.

Download the Equal brochure here.

VitrA Origin

Available from UK Bathrooms from: Autumn 2019

“Silent delicacy” VitrA Origin will be a collection of cutting edge coloured brassware, including copper and black taps, accessories and showers to suit a wide range of VitrA bathroom furniture collections.

Download the Origin brochure here.

We are really excited about these product releases, VitrA offers a contemporary design eye and really exciting ideas for every modern bathroom. Register your interest with us today and be the first to purchase these stunning pieces as they are released onto the retail market in 2019!

Contact us

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Email: sales@ukbathrooms.com

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Villeroy and Boch ViPrint Shower Trays

New to UK Bathrooms! These best selling ceramic shower trays by market leading luxury bathroom brand Villeroy and Boch can now be customised thanks to their ViPrint bespoke printing system. The chosen design is cast and sealed onto the glazed ceramic for a tough and resilient surface pattern that will not fade or discolour over time!

V&B ViPrint Options

Choose from a huge range of 20 different patterns and colours. These are split into different collections of colours and textures along distinct design themes, allowing for an unlimited number of different looks, there is something for every bathroom and every clients taste within the collection.

Inspired by Heritage

The inspired by Heritage collection consists of 4 stunning patterns inspired by ornate classical tile designs, bringing elegant patterns from the past into the modern bathroom for elegance and refined style. Choose from:

  • Townhouse
  • Abbey grey
  • Abbey blue
  • Palazzo

Inspired by Heritage

Inspired by Nature

The group of colours in Inspired by Nature are a set of 4 organic tones of stone and wood, to create a beautiful natural textured showering tray surface area, choose from:

  • Drift wood
  • Highland stone
  • Nordic creek
  • Blue lagoon

Inspired by Geometry

As the name suggests these 4 colour options are in a geometrically patterned theme, in both contemporary and more classic looks. Their symmetrical patterns are charming and add real character to any bathroom! Choose from:

  • Star flower
  • Sinus black
  • Sinus white
  • Eternity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspired by Tiles

The inspired by tiles collection sits harmoniously with the Villeroy and Boch tiles collections, the ViPrint decors are highly compatible with tiles in Nuance X45, hence the names you will recognise such as Bernina. These colours are stunning and you don’t have to match it to tiles, in fact, you could contrast it to the rest of your floor covering to create a visually interesting area and complement the colours and textures of the ViPrint tray even further. Choose from:

  • Lodge effect: Beige
  • Lodge effect: Dark brown
  • X-Plane effect: Creme
  • X-Plane effect: Anthracite

There is something for everyone and every bathroom in the ViPrint collection. Due to their bespoke nature these are made to order on a lead time of approximatly5 to 8 weeks, place your order today for either the Villeroy and Boch Subway Infinity Rectangular Shower Tray with ViPrint or the square version: Villeroy and Boch Subway Infinity Square Shower Tray with ViPrint.

Contact us today!

Sales: sales@ukbathrooms.com

Tel. 01765 694 720