Pros and Cons Of Black Bathroom Tapware

2010’s to 2020’s  are the year’s black bathroom tapware have been all the rage and does not seem to be letting up. What is the reason for this you might say, well besides the greater range we now have there is something about black tapware that can make a room pop!. Below is a list of the pros and cons of black tapware

Pros and Cons Of Black Tapware
Pros and Cons Of Black Tapware

The Pro’s of Black Bathroom Tapware


We all know what black and white look like. We have either painted a wall or put the combo together in some form or the other in our homes. The reason is the color is versatile and it goes with almost all designs we have so it makes it easier to choose. All in all its different but familiar so that neutral colour won’t offend many If any.

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Compared to chrome it won’t show finger marks anywhere near as much. This is great for if bathroom cleaning drives you up the wall!. Despite this though it can be prone to damage which I will cover in Con’s.

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The cost of black tapware has plummeted over the last couple of years. That’s not to say the quality has dropped it’s more the popularity has made the manufacturers and retailers order more and more. Unlike two years ago you were paying $500 + for a black mixer you are now looking as low as $80! That’s unreal in such a short period of time.

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The reality is it has a wow factor. I personally love marble tiles and when you combine that with the black tap ware it really sets off the look of classic and modern without being too extreme being it’s subtle but masculine. This black shower combo used in a bathroom renovation in Willetton really pops against that white background.

Pros and Cons Of Black Tapware
Pros and Cons Of Black Tapware

Cons of Black Tapware

The Reality

Mostly all the cons revolve around the black part so I will put it into one. Black tapware will fade over a long period of time unless you take quite a lot of care when cleaning it. You could only really ever use warm water and lemon staying away from any heavy chemicals what so ever. It does also scratch a lot easier during the installation process where tools are flying about be careful as i have heard countless stories on one wrong move and bang a deep eye popping scratch.

Pros and Cons Of Black Tapware
Pros and Cons Of Black Tapware


Like any trend, it may date. It’s not really known how long it will last the test of time but compared to something like a brass or rose gold the black fitting will in my opinion date less over time.

Pros and Cons Of Black Tapware
Pros and Cons Of Black Tapware

Black can be overpowering if you use too much of it so it’s important to treat it like any feature. I personally love the look of it but do worry in the wrong setting it may look out of place in a few years time. In Perth, the bathroom renovations we do in 2020’s almost half contain some sort of black or brushed fitting so it definitely is picking up in popularity. Always be careful when renovating to look and look and look more at what you like as if you don’t like it before it goes in you won’t love it once it is in.

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Black bathroom tapware is stunning in the right setting, like all bathroom tapware we do the key is really the feeling of the home and the items you install around the tapware that make or break the use of the tapware its self. The best advice I can give you is look at bathrooms with your similar ideas and say to your self will this suit my home or not. If its your ensuite who cares no one sees it.


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