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Black Houses – Home Exterior Paint Ideas

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Black houses can be so beautiful

Black houses can be beautiful, but would you ever paint your house black?  Sure, we’ve all seen white houses with black shutters, but a black house with white trim, now that is a house exterior to behold as you will see.


  • The color black absorbs heat so it is definitely not a color for the southern states, but if living in say, Alaska, well it just might be an added bonus to have your house black to absorb the heat from the sun in winter.  

  • The color black shows every speck of imperfection, so upkeep could be time-consuming.

  • People associate the color black on a house with death, evil, and spooky.

These are good common sense arguments for why not to paint your house black.

Not just any house can be painted black.  It has to be a certain kind of structure, like a Victorian house painted black with lots of white trim.

Here is a look at black houses. See if you don’t think at least some of them are stunning.  

Black Houses - Home Exterior Paint Ideas - Black shingle board house

Black shingle board house.
Black house with shapely roof line
Traditional Exterior design by New York Architect Ike Kligerman Barkley

Unusual black house with opposing vertical siding and copper tin roofing.

Black house is lovely

Amazing black door, black-grey house exterior, and white trim and then, the white roses.  This house is sexy and looks like it has a tuxedo on.

black house with red door

Dramatic black house with red door is a cool contemporary that if not black would otherwise not be so appealing.

Dark black house with wood trim

This black house with wood trim hides itself in the forest surroundings and has been referred to as “Darth Vadar house; dark and mysterious, with a big character.” -Houzz

Black house triangle window
Contemporary Exterior design by Portland Architect Giulietti Schouten Architects

I am calling this house Jet Black.  Like the triangle window and slope of the roof.

More black houses:

Black Houses - Home Exterior Paint Ideas

This solid black house is like a solid black cat.

Black house in snow looks like a black arrow sticking out of the snow.

Black house in snow looks like a black arrow sticking out of the snow.

Ominious looking solid black house

An ominous-looking black house that is perfect for trick-or-treaters.

See also Little Yellow Houses and Orange Houses

So many more houses to see. Try Home Tours or Celebrity Houses.

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Sue - Housekaboodle

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