Houses. Black houses, you weirdos.
Have you seen any black houses in your neighborhoods? They’re bold but not bright. They’re untraditional yet timeless. They’re awesome if you do them right. So how do you go black?
1. All Over
Source: Grant K. Gibson
This Victorian didn’t just paint the siding black, but the roof, the trim, the window frames. All of it. This is such a winning strategy for homes with lots of detail. The black tones the detail down, modernizing an otherwise antique style; meanwhile the detail makes the black look rich and dimensional.
2. With Natural Wood Accents
Source: Pop Sugar
Gonna be honest. This is probably my favorite of the whole bunch. The natural accents on the gate, roof, and inner walls, add warmth and balance to an otherwise cold, modern home.
3. In Isolation
Source: Maison Jean Longpré
This cottage has a simple structure (and a lovely chimney). Plop this building in your next door neighbor’s lot and it might make less sense, but in a natural setting the black works as a silencer, allowing nature to be the main focus, distraction-free.
4. With Light
Source: Tree Hugger
This modern home balances the dark exterior by being full of light. With lots and lots of windows, natural light floods the home, as well as illuminates the exterior in the evenings. The large windows also serve to break up the black walls.
5. In Contrast
Source: Daily Mail
This town house uses its neighbors to truly stand out. This concept is as opposite from #3 as possible. When you put a black house right up against two colorful homes, the black one is the one that pops. The statement is loud, but classy.
So what do you think? Would you ever do it? Do you like it?