You love black houses; we love black houses. Easy to admire but a bold move to make, not just any shade will do. We’ve asked architect and designer members of our Professional Directory for their favorite black exterior paints. Here, they’ve shed some light for when you’re ready to go dark.
What’s your favorite shade of black paint?
Featured photograph by Marta Xochilt Perez , from Before & After: A Garden Makeover in Michigan for Editor Michelle Adams. (The exterior color was mixed to match Farrow & Ball Railings, the black paint color of choice for many an architect.)
Photographs of paint swatches by Katie Newburn for Gardenista.
N.B.: This post is an update; it was first published October 2019.
For more tips on exterior house paints, see:
- 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Painting the Exterior of Your House
- Black Houses: The Pros and Cons of a Dark Painted Facade
- 10 Easy Pieces: California Architects’ Exterior Paint Picks