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Bathroom12 Best Black Towel Rails In Australia 2024

With the power to lift bathrooms to Insta-worthy heights, black towel rails are some of the most popular bathroom fixtures of the moment.

Black towel rails are unique and elegant and they’re showing absolutely no sign of going out of style. And if you thought dark fixtures were tricky to pull off, the good news is that there’s really nothing to be intimidated by. As a colour, black is versatile enough to pair with everything from brushed brass tapware to mosaic tiles.

Of course, not every black fixture is created equal, so to help you choose the right product for your bathroom renovation, we’ve roundup up the styles currently trending in Australia, from heated ladders to single, stackable bars.

Benefits of choosing black fixtures for the bathroom

  • Elegance – A black towel fixture is both sleek and chic, with a high-end feel. For lasting elegance, it’s actually a safer choice than some other trending shades, especially when considering the resale of your home.
  • Versatility – You’ve heard it before and we’re saying it again: black goes with everything, regardless of your choice of vanity, wall colour or other fixtures. Just because you have a black rail doesn’t mean you can’t throw in gold, copper or brushed nickel tapware.
  • Originality – Packing just the right amount of boldness, a dark towel fixture creates a truly unique look and leaves a lasting impression.
  • Contemporary – The modern trend toward black bathroom fixtures could have something to do with white and chrome dominating the space for so long! Modern bathrooms are embracing the dark and pairing it up with metallics, wood and stone for some seriously stylish rooms.
  • Matches most styles – Going for a French Provincial look? Perhaps coastal luxe? A black towel rail works with virtually any interior style.

12 Of The Best Black Towel Rails In Australia

Ready to add a big dose of luxury to your bathroom? Check out our shortlist of the most coveted black rails in the country.

Linsol Allegra 19-Bar Heated Towel Rail, $1169

Linsol 19-Bar Heated Towel Rail in Black

Built with lead-free matte-black stainless steel to last decades, the timer-compatible Allegra heated black towel rail looks every bit the designer fixture. It has 19 individual bars (making it fabulous for large families and guest bathrooms) and it can be either hard-wired or plugged right into your power socket. Size: 1200mm x 720mm.

Pros:

  • Stylish matte finish
  • Hand-polished stainless steel
  • Heated (hardwire or plug-in)

Radiant 10-Bar Towel Rail, $620

Radiant 10-Bar Black Towel Rail

Sleek, simple and contemporary, the Radiant non-heated 10-bar is a cinch to install and a fantastic option for houses with young kids or pets. It has a large central gap and holds up to 10 towels – perfect for busy family bathrooms. Size: 1100mm x 430mm.

Pros:

  • Easy installation
  • Hardwearing stainless steel
  • Holds up to 10 towels

Just In Place Heated Rail, $329

Just In Place Heated Black Towel Rail

Brought to life by two design-savvy women, this towel rail brings just the right amount of curves to modern bathrooms. Use one on its own or stack them with a gap size of your own choice – however you choose to style these numbers, they are destined to look superb. Size: 632mm x 100mm.

Pros:

  • Minimalist design
  • Rounded corners
  • Heated (hardwire)

Fienza Lillian Matte-Black Double Towel Rail, $145

Fienza Lillian Matte Black Towel Rail

If you’re going for a luxurious vintage vibe in your freshly renovated bathroom, the non-heated, no-spin Fienza towel rail is the perfect fit. Made from brass with a matte-black electroplated finish, it’s a modern take on a classic design and pairs up beautifully with the matching tapware in the range. Size: 810mm.

Pros:

  • Classic style (great for period homes)
  • Solid brass construction
  • Gorgeous matte-black finish

Eskimo Gordon Verticle Heated Towel Rail, $831

Eskimo Gordon Black Towel Rack

An absolute game-changer in the world of bathroom fixtures, the energy-efficient Gordon Eskimo towel rail positions towels vertically, heating and drying in less time. Handmade in the UK, it has a non-slip powder-coated finish and doesn’t contain liquid like some models. Best of all, it’s a fabulous space saver, which means you can splash out on a bigger vanity! Size: 1000mm x 208mm.

Pros:

  • Energy efficient
  • Uses recyclable aluminium
  • Heated (hardwire)

Forme Heated Snake Rail, $399

Forme Bathroom Collection Snake Towel Rail in Black

Impossible to miss in any bathroom, the Forme heated snake towel rail combines contemporary design with the functionality families need. It uses powder-coated stainless steel in a satin-black finish and provides plenty of room for everyone’s towels. Size: 895mm x 650mm.

Pros:

  • Unique design
  • Tough stainless steel
  • Heated (hardwire)

Thermorail Square 12V Towel Rail, $226

Thermogroup 12V Black Heated Towel Rail

Timer-compatible for toasty towels at exactly the right moment, this Thermorail gives you the freedom to choose anything from a single bar to a complete stack of bars for the look you want. It uses quality stainless steel with a matte-black finish and switches on and off easily. Loving those straight lines for contemporary spaces. Size: 632mm x 100mm.

Pros:

  • Sleek, straight lines
  • Choose from one or many bars
  • Heated with timer compatibility (hardwire)

Nero Bianca Matte-Black Towel Ladder, $484

Nero Bianca Matte Black Towel Ladder

Towel ladders make a huge statement in bathrooms, and this non-heated number is no exception. Made using solid stainless steel and finished in designer-look matte-black, it’s a solid fixture that looks as good as it performs. Also available in other colours, including brushed gold. Size: 800mm x 600mm.

Pros:

  • Great size for a family
  • Also available in gold
  • Designer matte-black finish

Milli Mood Verticle Triple Heated Towel Rack, $2090

Milli Mood Verticle Black Towel Rack

For moody elegance, the Milli triple towel rail set in matte black is hard to top. Not only does it include three verticle heated rails, giving a home to all the towels in your ensuite, but it also includes two robe hooks – so you can keep your dressing gown toasty too! Size: 900mm x 38mm.

Pros:

  • Verticle design
  • Durable copper tubes
  • Heated (hardwire)

Hydrotherm 10-Bar Heated Swivel Rail, from $1179

Hydrotherm 10-Bar Swivel Towel Rail in Black

Cleverly designed to swivel from left to right, the Hydrotherm 10-bar towel ladder works brilliantly in bathrooms with the tub and shower on opposite sides of the room. It contains a pre-emersed water element that heats up to keep robes, towels (and even your PJs) deliciously warm every time. Size: 1170mm x 400mm.

Pros:

  • Swivels to suit your space
  • Stainless steel and copper tubing
  • Heated (hardwire)

Kado Heated Single Towel Rails, $352

Kado Heated Single Black Towel Rail

The Kado 432mm single rail is another excellent option for renovators who want to choose how many bars they use in their bathroom. Plus, with lovely rounded edges and a matte-black finish, they look every bit the designer accessory without taking up a lot of room. (Note up to five rails can be used per installation set.) Size: 432mm x 100mm.

Pros:

  • Choose how many bars you want
  • Rounded edges (great for kids)
  • Heated (hardwire)

Phoenix Vivid Slimline Black Towel Ladder, $545

Phoenix Slimline Matte Black Towel Rail

Designed in Australia and sporting a luxe rounded profile, the non-heated Phoenix Vivid Slimline towel ladder provides enough hanging space for the whole family. Superbly made, it’s just one part of the stunning Vivid range, which also includes tapware, water outlets, hooks, soap dishes and shower sets. We want it all! Size: 800mm x 500mm.

Pros:

  • Slim design (great for small spaces)
  • Concealed fixings
  • Matching fixtures available in the range

How To Style A Black Towel Rail

Just In Place Black Round Towel Rail
Black Double Towel Rails by Just In Place

If you thought a black towel fixture was too bold, too brave and just ‘too much’ for your bathroom reno, we’re here to ease your mind. Black is very much back, baby, and from striking black vanities to bathtubs, it’s upping bathroom games all over the world.

But a dark fixture does need to be styled carefully to achieve that chic contemporary elegance everyone wants. So we’ve put together some ideas for how to style your dark-hued towel rail so that it’s the star of the room.

  • Pair it with natural materials – There’s something utterly exquisite about black fixtures paired with wood, stone or marble elements like a feature vanity or incredible round bathtub.
  • Add gold tapware – Another popular trend is partnering up a black towel rack with gold tapware for a decadent aesthetic.
  • Bring more black – ‘Black on black’ continues to pop up in modern bathrooms and we’re a little bit obsessed with the moody goodness it brings to homes. Think a matte-black rail positioned against a black feature wall or pairing up your rail with fluffy black towels.
  • Add white for a minimalist feel – A bold black rail will positively pop against crisp white tiles in a bathroom. It’s a minimalist look that never goes out of style.

Top image: Linsol Allegra Towel Rail


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