Shower screens just got gorgeous – these black framed designs are 2020's hottest bathroom trend

Embrace industrial style again this year with these statement black framed shower screens and give your bathroom a modern edge

Black framed shower screen in a Crittall style with white metro tiles and matt black shower head
(Image credit: Victoria Plum)

If you think your shower screen isn't exactly the most exciting part of your bathroom redesign, you should think again. 

In 1860, the ironmonger, Francis Henri Crittall, created the steel framed window - known today as Crittall windows – and 160 years on, we're still inventing new ways to use this classic technique. 

We've been lusting after Crittall style windows for years. We've seen them create many light-filled and ultra modern kitchen extensions, but we're excited to announce that this graphic window style is seeping its way into our bathrooms, too. Black framed shower screens are the perfect way to bring this striking look into your home, without the investment of brand new windows and doors.

With a nod to industrial style, the sharp, clean lines and gridlock shapes bring an instant contemporary look to your bathroom. Whether you embrace warehouse style with concrete-effect walls and floors or you create impact by contrasting with fresh white marble, let your shower screen take centre stage with our edit of the best new designs.

For more bathroom ideas, head to our hub page – you'll be spoilt for choice with inspiration.

1. Crittall-style walk in shower screen

modern shower room with walk in black shower enclosure and white metro tiles

(Image credit: Victoria Plum)

The classic Crittall-style shower screen creates a large walk-in shower, giving you plenty of showering space whilst preventing water from splashing all over the room. White metro tiles and contrasting black grouting mimic the gridlock design of the screen for a sleek and perfectly matching space.

3. Simple black framed shower screen 

modern shower room with black framed shower screen, marble effect walls and patterned flooring

(Image credit: Merlyn Showering)

This minimalist shower screen design is beautiful for its simplicity. The stark black lines create drama against the gleaming marble-effect wall panels. Unlike traditional Crittall-style, this has single large panes of glass, creating less of a barrier, which may be useful in a smaller space.

3. Curved black shower screen maximising corner space

shower room with a black framed shower screen, patterned floor tiles and grey walls

(Image credit: Bathroom Takeaway)

This contemporary corner design is a great way to make the most of every inch of your space, while looking bang on trend, too. Perfect for including in a family bathroom. The matching black door handles and black hexagon tiles complete the look for a sleek space that oozes confidence. 

4. Crittall-style shower screen for a wet room 

modern shower room with a black framed shower screen, grey floor tiles and wooden furniture

Harlem walk-in shower panel, £852, Real Stone & Tile

(Image credit: Real Stone and Tile)

Get the most out of your wet room space with this single shower screen that's ideal for a smaller room. We're loving the concrete-effect walls and patterned flooring, creating a textured and industrial-style space worth lusting after.

4. Bath and shower screen with a minimalist design

white bathroom with black framed shower screen, shower and marble effect wall

(Image credit: Sanctuary Bathrooms)

The matt black finish on this bath and shower screen matches perfectly with the matt black shower, controls and towel radiator for a cohesive scheme that's smart, strong and minimal.

5. Black framed shower screen with modesty panel

shower screen with black frame in a white bathroom

(Image credit: Victorian Plumbing )

Don't let your guest walking in on you in the shower be a complete and utter nightmare situation... a modesty screen can be a lifesaver, and when it looks this good, why wouldn't you? Thick matt black edging creates a real statement any bathroom would be proud of.

6. Black framed shower screen with horizontal details

modern shower with black framed shower panel and grey walls

(Image credit: Sanctuary Bathrooms )

We're loving this horizontal design, giving a modern edge to the classic style. The screen sits back beautifully with the Crittall-style window, black freestanding bath and rugged concrete-effect walls for a real warehouse-inspired space and the coolest start to every day.

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