When I posted about our plans for our back exterior makeover early this week, I had quite of few people comment that they didn’t like that we painted our house black. Which I totally get. Everyone has different tastes, and I respect that and appreciate their honesty.
However one trend that I have been LOVING lately is dark home exteriors…especially black. When we moved to Nashville, I noticed this trend a lot in many of the new builds in the areas.
And since we had a clean slate at our fixer upper, I thought it would be fun to embrace this new trend.
Not only are darker exterior colors trending, but so are two-toned houses. The house below caught my eye because it reminded me of our own home’s layout, and it was something I knew I would love to try and implement.
Even though a solid black exterior is pretty, like the one below, I knew I didn’t want to paint my WHOLE house black.
I was more comfortable painting just part of my house black, Ebony Fields, by Valspar to be exact.
Black and white go together beautiful with wood tones, so I know that our wood deck will look beautiful agains the contrast.
Black and white not only go well with wood tones, but also with gray tones, so I feel like our gray patio will tie it all together even more beautifully!
And even though you may think black is a dreary color, I feel it is exactly the opposite. Check out how cozy and cheerful it is when combined with lots of green and neutrals…
Here is a beautiful painted black porch that feels classic and modern at the same time…
So even though a black exterior may not be everyone’s cup of tea, when done correctly, if can turn out beautiful!
I’m excited to see what ours will end up looking like! And guess what?…it’s just paint! haha! If I decide I don’t like it, I’ll just paint it! (My husband may not agree with that statement as much as me. haha!)
So what do you think? Do you like these dark exterior homes? (Even if you wouldn’t pick it for your own home?)
I would love to hear your thoughts!
Be sure to follow me on my Instagram stories HERE, because we will be painting our new board and batten black in the next week!
As a side note, I know that our country has been in a lot of turmoil lately, but I am still 100% proud to be an American. We live in the greatest country in the world, and I am excited to celebrate her birthday tomorrow! (And Jonathan’s birthday on Sunday!)
It’s going to be a great weekend, and I hope you have a wonderful one too.
Love you lots!