A black bathtub is just about as sophisticated as it gets, in terms of hulking porcelain fixtures. The inside of the tub, a glossy black porcelain, is nicely framed by a marbled effect and tastefully contrasted with a matte lower surround. The result is a cohesive but visually stimulating whole.
While the use of dark grey might be considered a black cop-out to some, to others it might be as daring as they can muster up the courage to be. Design steps like this elicit applause. Warm woods work equally well against charcoal grey and ebony.
Vanico Maronyx showed their Taiga tub, said to have been inspired by the lakes of Quebec, Canada. Made for one or two people, it includes a backrest that is comfortable for sitting in the tub and reading. The wood feature on one side is an interesting detail. This model from Vanico comes without a base and instead features an LED light that seems to make the tub float.