Hello! I wanted to share a project peek of my mid-century deck house project – we’re painting the house black! We are currently in the process of making the final black paint decision, but I wanted to share some of my inspiration images and the paint colors we’re currently looking at. First, I just love a black house and think it’s a truly classic color – tho not very widely used. Why do I say classic? Because it works on houses from many architectural eras from the 17th Century Salem Witch House to Scandi styles, in both interiors and exteriors.
When my client purchased this amazing house, I immediately knew that the existing putty colored paint had to go and all I could see was a dark charcoal or black in my minds eye. I pulled together examples of modern structures with gray and black paint colors to show my client what I had in mind:
I love how a black house just fades into its surroundings and also highlights the windows.
I did an initial mockup of the concept of an exterior with black paint for my client’s review:
I used Black Satin on the interior trim in this project and I really like how it’s a softer black – it has some depth.
What do you think? Is black paint the way to go? I will share the final results once the house is painted!
UPDATE! The final select was Black Panther. You can see more of this project here.