If there’s anything we’ve learned, it’s that even the best-loved home decor trends come and go—the days of open shelving and all-white kitchens may be waning, and even the classic subway tile is growing tired. When it comes to bathroom trends, Pinterest seems to dictate that a wash of neutral tile is the new way to go. However, bathroom renovations aren’t cheap, and we’d rather not rip everything out every time a trend shifts. So what options are we left with, to stock the bathroom with something a bit, well, longer-lasting?
Black accessories! It’s the answer that’s almost too simple. Hardware and accessories are the easiest way to upgrade the bathroom without renovating it—and while brass isn’t for everyone, and chrome quickly skews sterile, black works with pretty much every style. It also doesn’t compete with other colors and has a modern yet timeless quality about it. Bottom line: whether you’ve got a gut-renovated all-white bathroom (aka, a match made in heaven), or a garishly tiled rental, black accessories will last you from trend to ephemeral trend.