Just when we thought we couldn't possibly swoon over this year's black bathroom trend more, we stumbled upon this stunner by Whitney Utesch of Carpendaughter. Once again, the room's brilliance comes down to balance. A black accent wall keeps from appearing too heavy thanks to a base of white subway tiles — yet another longstanding trend — and a natural wood counter beneath the sink adds a dose of warmth to the stark contrast of those opposing hues. Meanwhile, a big ol' round mirror further softens the inky hue's hard edge, while a bare industrial bulb plays up its cool factor. Brushed metal hooks polish off the look with just the right amount of glam, but you know it's that black faucet with its oh-so-chic appearance that's giving us all the design feels. Despite its simplicity, it gives the unique impression that no other fixture would do.
Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.