ISSUE 26  |  Independence Day

10 Easy Pieces: Black Balcony Box Planters

July 02, 2015 10:00 AM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Black goes with everything. Here are 10 of our favorite black balcony planter boxes to hang over a railing, sit on a ledge, or tuck into a corner. For summer color, just add plants:

Above: With a tapered shap, a plastic Tidore Rectangular Rail Planter ($49.95) and metal Rail Planter Hook ($16.95) are available from Crate & Barrel.

Above: Made of a lightweight blend of crushed stone and fiberglass, black Terrazzolite Window Boxes come in three size–with lengths of 34.5, 39.25, and 75 inches–at prices ranging from 78 to $205 depending on size, from Jayson Home.

Above: From Dutch designer Elho, an Urban Loft Balcony Planter is available in 10 colors including Anthracite and comes with a suspension rack to hang over a balcony railing;  14.95€ from Vtwonen.

Above: A weatherproof galvanized metal Grí¤set plant box has a soil depth of 15 inches (to accommodate deep-rooted plants such as tomatoes) and is $34.99 from Ikea.

Above: A black Zinc Rectangular Rail Planter ($29.95 from Crate & Barrel) is made of galvanized iron and designed to stand alone or hang from a balcony railing, suspended from a Rail Planter Hook ($16.95).


Above: For a minimalist look, a Metal Window Box Liner comes in eight lengths, from 24 to 72 inches, and is available at prices from $72 to $192 depending on size, from Windowbox.

Above: The Eternit Balcony Box in dark gray (31€) can be customized with Galvanized Steel Balcony Box Brackets with screw holes (15.50€); available at Manufactum.

Above: From Habit & Form, a narrow Dark Zinc Trough suitable for covered outdoor use measures only 5 inches wide and is available in three lengths (from 18 to 48 inches) and is from $38 to $88, depending on size, from Terrain.

Above: A Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter hooks over a railing and has a 2-quart water reservoir; made of UV-stabilized plastic, it is $39.95 from Gardeners.

Above: A black 36-inch Nantucket Window Box is warp- and rot-resistant. It has a bowed front and is $119.99 from Amazon.

For more of our favorite balcony planters and window boxes, see: