Text by Rachel Arroyo
Perfectly balanced yet powerfully dramatic, black and white as a color combination will never go out of style. In this modern bath, black works to highlight elements like the mirror, vanity and interior of the freestanding, clawfoot tub. “When mixing darker, heavier finishes such as black with brighter, lighter finishes such as white, as we’ve done here, it keeps the eye continuously moving throughout the room, forcing the viewer to take in every detail,” says designer Marissa Murray. The soft curves and ornate detailing of the hardware, fixtures and accessories—all from Kohler’s turn-of-the-century-inspired Artifacts collection—offset the design’s straight lines and stark color contrast. Kohler’s new Vibrant Brushed Bronze finish, when paired with pieces from the Artifacts collection, add even more warmth and softness while playing to the room’s vintage feel.