Stunning Examples of Black House Paint

So I have this theory; anything can be painted black or white for an instant upgrade. I’ve painted many a thrift store find a matte black and watched it transform into something more modern and fresh. I think the same is true for houses! You know I’ve long dreamed of a white farmhouse. Well, my friends, that is not in my cards. But with a new house on the horizon boasting 1970’s architecture, I’m convinced a bold, black house paint is just what it needs.

gorgeous dark gray house with landscaping
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One thing I really love about black house paint is that it provides a perfect canvas for landscaping and nature to really pop. This seemed counter intuitive to me at first, and then I thought more about contrast and love how white flowers (like the hydranges above) or lighter colored shrubs really stand out against the black backdrop.

black house paint with white trim

Black house paint + white trim is such a stunning combination I think! It feels both fresh and classic at the same time. I’m leaning towards this combination for our new house.

What I love most about this modern cabin with black paint is the combination of bold color with the natural accents of metal, rock, grass, and wood. I’d love to incorporate some of these into our new home and found a few items I love here:

modern house with dark gray paint and accents
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This pure black house makes quite the statement, and I think the varying shades keep it from feeling too dark or moody.

beautiful warm black house paint
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How beautiful is this black house? I love how the deep color really reflects a warm light glow.

The black house paint combined with the rustic wood makes this house feel so natural and cozy. Without the wood trim, it might seem a little boring but I love how it all comes together.

Of course, painting a house is a big commitment, I also have my eye on black lower kitchen cabinets. What do you think, would you be up for going bold with black house paint? I’m using this guide from Studio McGee to narrow down my choices, I’ll keep you posted!