Black exteriors

We have been in our 1974 bungalow for 12 years now.  We have done many renovations inside (many more to come) but the exterior remains 1974. Every summer I dream of renovating the exterior,  but this is a BIG job that is a lot of money.  So, I question myself as to whether I would rather spend that money on the interior.  We have a few bathroom renos to do, kitchen reno, basement reno...the list goes on.  But, I keep coming back to the exterior because first impressions right?!

Anyway....my obsession with a black exterior has been a long one.  One day I will get it!!  Here are some inspiration photos to give you a sense of what I'm thinking.....because many of you will immediately say BLACK?!!!


The Black House / Ninemsn:


West End Cottage Renovation: A Photo Essay. With different bricks this would be too awesome.:

Terassi ennen ja jälkeen - Sisustuskuvia jäseneltä designwash - StyleRoom:

'patisserie uchiyama' by takato tamagami, higashi kirya, gunma, japan:



braxton and yancey: PATIO CULTURE AND MID CENTURY LANDSCAPING:


exterior paint color: Black Jack 2133-20; garage door and dark trim: French Beret 1610; white trim: Decorator White. All by Benjamin Moore. Charlie & Co. Design, Ltd.:


What do you think?  Amazing right!!

Nicole