Black Houses – Home Exterior Paint Ideas

A house painted black can be so beautiful.  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 paint never looked so good.  This is a beautiful black shingle board house.  

Black house with shapely roof line

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

I am calling this house Jet Black.  I like the modern triangle window and slope of the roof and slick black garage doors.


Black exterior Victorian via Houzz

All black, except the garage door.  Is is spooky or ominous looking?  It could be to some at first glance.  I think it has an exciting attention getting look.

Modern black house via Houzz

Nothing will frame your black home better than snow.

Black and white beach house Photo by Sam Gray Photography

A classy black beach house.

Waterfront estate black exterior with white trim

This is a beautiful custom-built waterfront home wearing Hardieplank Iron Grey and Arctic White trim.

I love, love these dramatic black houses.  Would you ever paint your house black?

For other colored houses other than Black, see Orange Houses and Little Yellow Houses.


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