(PRWEB) September 28, 2012
HomeThangs.com – the Home Improvement Super Store has made their goal to deliver the right product to the consumer, with that in mind, shopping and home design tips, as well as special product selections are being introduced.
When it comes to interior design, black is always a striking color. Especially if used in any dominant way – walls, floors, or large pieces of furniture – it’s an incredibly bold and attention grabbing color. In a bathroom this is even more true. Since there’s little space to go around, and because white is typically the dominant color, choosing black for something large, like a bathroom vanity, is an especially daring choice. Like a little black dress, a black bathroom vanity is sleek, smooth, classy, and always in style. While wood or even some painted vanities can be dated by their color, black vanities in just about any design will always look updated, modern, and even a little edgy.
HomeThangs.com introduced a selection of black bathroom vanities along with a style guide on how they can be incorporated into modern décor.
1. Many black vanities are fairly modern in design to start. Because black is such a dominant part of the palette of modern decor, many modern vanities out there tend to use it as a base color, often paired with brushed steel and tempered glass accents. The WA2140 Glass Topped Vanity by Legion Furniture is an excellent example – against a bold white wall, the minimal rectangular design is especially striking, while the integrated glass counter and sink give the fixture a stunning, cool lighting from within.
2. The same goes double for the ultra modern WT9119 Floating Counter Vanity from Legion – not only does it have a similar, minimal geometric design, but the black vanity acts as a backdrop for the raised tempered glass sink and counter. The matte black finish makes the stainless steel lifts, pulls, and legs look even more dramatic. Black is a difficult color to deal with – too much and it can make a room seem dark or crowded.
3. Not all black vanities are designed to meet the minimal aesthetic of modern decor. The Console Vanity from Belle Foret, for example, is a simplified antique design. Drawing inspiration from various classical designs, especially Louis IV legs, in plain hardwood this vanity would probably classify as a transitional piece, if not a replica outright. But opting for a black finish makes a big difference, simply because it’s unexpected, and just that little twist make all those classical curves look utterly modern.
4. This doesn't just hold true for simplified antique styles, either. The Hand Rubbed Black Vanity by Belle Foret for example, is nothing if not antique inspired, but the slightly glossy black finish is so unexpected that it gives the design entirely new life. While it may not be “modern” in the strictest definition of the term – and the intricate hand carved detailing certainly defies the minimalist aspect of it – the simple choice of color is both playful and daring, and pairs well with cutting edge artistic design elements.
5. Black bathroom vanities have a certain charm in their uniformity. They pair more readily with a wider variety of colors, textures, and designs than most wood grain, which makes them a much better choice for those who like to change up the look of their space frequently without having to do a full scale remodel. And because vanities like the Demi-Lune vanity from Hardware Resources, for example, combine classical elements with modern simplicity and a neutral-but-bold color, it’s possible to dramatically change the decor without having to replace any of the fixtures. Re-accessorizing, and re-painting will help re-envision the bathroom, and a project like that does not require weeks or months of heavy remodeling.
6. Black vanities also work well in Asian style bathrooms. Because the black lacquered style is typical both of Chinese and Japanese inspired style design, many asian bathroom vanities are often black. This Ming Modern Vanity is a more overt example, with pagoda-style trim and rice paper shade-inspired frosted glass doors, but many simple black vanities with slightly glossy finishes, especially those with fine brass detailing, make an excellent backdrop for this style.
7. While cottage style bathrooms are typically associated with white vanities and pale pastel trim, a similar vanity in black, like the Strasbourg 32" vanity from Virtu, makes for a really unique twist on the design. While it doesn’t offer the lightening and brightening effect of the white, pairing black vanities with white countertops is a great way to create contrast. Especially in a room that’s very light – like a Cape Cod or seaside style bathroom – choosing a black, rather than a white vanity is the perfect way to add a little visual interest without swaying too far from traditional design.
Although choosing an all black vanity is a bold design choice, it is rewarding. Whether going for a more traditional look or something very cutting edge, black vanities not only offer the full spectrum of options, but are also incredibly easy to coordinate.
HomeThangs.com is not only a home improvement superstore, it also provides expert design tips and a comprehensive shopping guide, taking the ideas from professional interior designers, and offering tips to the consumers on how to pick the products to best suit their needs.