Ideas for black paint colors for exteriors?

KiwigemAugust 1, 2014

Hi! We are building a rustic modern home. The siding is mainly varied-width vertical cedar, but we have some board and batten, creating a color-blocked effect. I'm inspired by the northern european black cottages I've been seeing, and thinking I'd like to paint the board and batten black. Anyone have any suggestions for a black that doesn't look halloween-ish and would blend nicely with a natural landscape?
Thanks!

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teacats

Here's a link to a wonderful blog -- the owner (and a great designer) painted the modern exterior in black -- add a aged steel accent wall (in front of their bedroom) and new gardens .....

Here is a link that might be useful: Lauren Liess -- Pure Style home blog -- black house

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 11:47AM
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Kiwigem

Teacats- I love that wall!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 12:16PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

We used a black by Sherwin Williams called Inkwell, for a front door on a brick home. It had some green in it, which youd probably want. In fact you may want a very very dark green that reads as black.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 12:28PM
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Kiwigem

What I wish I could find is that Swedish paint- falu rodfarg in black- but I don't think they sell it in the states.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 12:45PM
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tibbrix

What is that beautiful black someone was considering on another thread a few months ago? It was Farrow & Ball. I'm going to go look for the name. I'll play some Muzak for you while I'm Googing it.

I'm back! It's Farrow and Ball Railings.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 1:04PM
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teacats

Here's a pin board of inspiration photos of modern exteriors -- painted black .....

Here is a link that might be useful: Pinterest -- black exteriors modern

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 1:22PM
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Kiwigem

The Farrow and Ball color is gorgeous. Wonder if I could have it color matched? It's wicked expensive!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 1:34PM
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Kiwigem

Sooo much yumminess on that Pinterest, board, teacats! Funny they are almost all in other countries. They need to send me some paint! LOL

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 1:39PM
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