If you're thinking of painting your house black, you're not alone. Black home exteriors are becoming increasingly popular, especially among modern and contemporary styles. A black exterior can be elegant and sophisticated, making a bold statement without being too flashy. Plus, black goes with everything, so you can use any accent color you like.
There are some things to keep in mind if you're considering a black exterior.
For starters, you'll want to make sure to use high-quality paint. A cheap paint job will look just that – cheap. But a well-done black exterior can be stunning.
You'll also want to consider using accents to break up the black. Cedar, white-washed brick, light stone, or white trim are all excellent options. The contrast will keep your black house from looking flat and add visual interest.
Finally, remember that a black exterior will absorb more heat than a lighter color. This can be a good thing in a climate with cold, snowy winters and may help lower heating costs. Keep in mind that heat absorption doesn’t turn off in the summer, so this may not be a practical choice for all locations.
If you love the look of a black home but don’t want to risk the excessive heat in the summer, a great compromise is to use black as an accent rather than for the entire exterior. There are several beautiful examples in the lineup below.
Now to the fun part! Whether you’re on the fence about painting your home black, or are already obsessed and picking out swatches, here are some beautiful examples that will inspire you.
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A black exterior can be a beautiful and modern choice for your home. Just be sure to use high-quality paint, use accents to add interest, and remember that a black exterior will absorb more heat than a lighter color. With these things in mind, you can create a stunning black home that will make a bold statement.
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