Even with Carrara marble flooring and a quartz-topped custom vanity (both wow-worthy materials in their own right), the star of this bathroom is the walk-in shower with brass fixtures and black aluminium-framed doors. If you’re looking for a head-turning addition to your bathroom remodel, look no further.
These black aluminium-framed shower doors pair with exposed-bulb light fixtures and a modern yellow vanity for a winning industrial look. High windows let natural light spill into the space while maintaining privacy.
Enclosure manufacturer: American Shower Door; sink: Duravit; mirrors: Restoration Hardware
Black-framed shower doors can make a smaller space look lofty when taken all the way to the ceiling. Partnered with a herringbone tile, a marble vanity and slender mirror, the overall effect is elegant and understated.
With white tile and a white tub and sink, bathrooms can easily become one-note. Take a cue from this space and boost contrast with a black-framed shower enclosure and black hex tile on the shower floor. Brass fixtures and a geometric light fixture add a warm finishing touch.
Bathtub: Kohler; brass fixtures: Purist Collection by Kohler; custom shower surround: Trinity Glass
A true walk-in shower (with no door) can be a real space-saver in tight quarters, and it’s hard to imagine a walk-in shower more elegant than this. Thanks to the black-framed enclosure, slate wainscoting and mosaic tile on the upper walls, this shower has the feel of a fully decorated room.
Mosaic shower tile: etched Bianco Venatino, honed, Light Gray stain, Waverly Tile; wainscoting: Brazilian black slate cleftstone
5 Thumbs up for the Walk-in Shower
In this expansive bathroom, a clawfoot tub shares space with a custom steel-framed steam shower complete with teak benches, creating a spa-like ambiance. And between the French doors and a new skylight, the space feels awash in natural light.
Cement floor tiles: Roseton White, Granada Tile; tub, sink: Drummonds
With graphic tile on the floor, a black-framed shower and black vanity, this London bathroom looks perfectly suited to its urban environment. A frameless mirrored medicine cabinet and streamlined fixtures keep the look crisp.
Can’t decide among your loves of farmhouse, industrial and modern styles? Black-framed shower doors can act as a style bridge, helping different elements work seamlessly together – like the shiplap walls, industrial-style mirrors and elegant marble sinks in this space.
Custom steel shower doors: Elite Metal Works
Black-framed shower doors may be enjoying a moment, but that doesn’t mean it’s short-lived – this is a look with staying power. Especially when paired with other classic elements like mosaic tile, subway tile and traditional fixtures, black-framed shower doors have the simple-yet-elegant look nailed.
If your home already boasts black aluminium or steel-framed windows and doors on the exterior, adding a black-framed shower door can help bridge interior and exterior styles. Or, as in the space shown here, the styles can merge quite literally –since the shower leads directly outdoors!
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