We’re very close to choosing an exterior paint color. We have gone from wanting something charcoal to deep black and back to charcoal again. We’re going to do a trial run of one of these colors today!
But I couldn’t keep all of our research to myself. Finding exterior photos (good ones!) with paint colors attached is actually pretty rare. And the truth is, even when you do–samples are so important. Every color will look different on every house in every lighting, but hopefully these will serve as major inspiration for more of you! Here are 12 of my favorite dark exterior examples.
Onyx by Benjamin Moore | Source
Iron Mountain by Benjamin Moore | Source
Black by Benjamin Moore | Source
Graphite by Benjamin Moore, Trim: Onyx by Benjamin Moore | Source
Black Magic by Sherwin Williams | Source
Blacktop by Benjamin Moore | Source
Limousine Leather by BEHR Marquee | Source
Off-Black by Farrow & Ball | Source
Peppercorn by Sherwin Williams | Source
Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore | Source
Graphite by Benjamin Moore | Source
Iron Ore by Sherwin Williams, Trim: Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams | Source
See our favorite blue-gray paint colors here!
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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Last week, Chris and I had the incredible opportunity to travel to London for work. We were invited by Williams Sonoma and William Morris and Co to preview their newest collaboration and the inspiration behind it. It was my first time in London and although it was a quick trip, they brought us all over […]
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