Now, here’s an interesting (and fantastic) tip that applies to any color, really, but is particularly effective with black. Provide subtle pattern by using the same color of paint (black) in contrasting finishes, such as flat and gloss. This works well in small-scale and large-scale settings, and I find it particularly gorgeous on a black bathroom vanity wall.
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.
It“s certainly not rocket science, and it still must be stated: a flat black wall provides the most dramatic backdrop to a white silhouette. When your bathroom sink and hardware are as chic as can be, it makes sense to show them off in a sophisticated way and a black wall in the bathroom does just that.