• Mon. Sep 27th, 2021

Well here we are…..halfway through summer.  Hard to believe I know.  Color me happy because I am definitely looking forward to fall.

So I don’t feel like I have to take 2 showers a day to feel fresh.  Just saying.

A few years ago when I decided to paint the exterior of my house white…. the only other color I was thinking of using was black or a really dark gray.  I think I might have gone there but only if I could have put on a cedar shake roof…..that wasn’t happening:)  In my opinion I love wood tones with a dark color….that is a whole other post!

I pulled some dark exteriors to show you how good it can look.

Or you might just say….Sherry has definitely lost it.  And I would say yes….years ago though.

Let’s start with some black ones.

Scandinavian Exterior by Montreal Photographers Jean Longpré

I love the brick fireplace….same thought as adding some pretty wood tones for contrast.

Transitional Exterior by Toronto Photographers Peter A. Sellar – Architectural Photographer

Contemporary Exterior by Vancouver Architects & Building Designers site lines architecture inc.

Check out this one and see the before under it!

Modern Exterior by Bloomington Architects & Building Designers Matte Black Architecture

So “ho hum” before right!

Modern Before Photos by Bloomington Architects & Building Designers Matte Black Architecture

Traditional Exterior by Victoria Architects & Building Designers jodi foster design + planning

One of my favorites especially with the metal roof.

Transitional Exterior by Asheville Design-Build Firms Carlton Architecture

Again..the stone and garage door looks great with the dark exterior.

Contemporary Exterior by Brooklyn Architects & Building Designers Actual Size Projects

Let’s explore a really dark gray.  I like the green doors and white trim.

Traditional Garage And Shed by Palo Alto Architects & Building Designers helena barrios vincent aia leed ap

Transitional Exterior by Seattle Design-Build Firms RW Anderson Homes

LA designers Nickey Kehoe Inc.
BM Iron Mountain

Interior designer Laura Clayton Baker
SW Peppercorn

 Farrow & Ball’s Off-Black is a favorite of designer/fabricators MADE LLC in New York. Photograph via Farrow & Ball.

 Ike Kilgerman Barkely

Style at Home

In case you get all brave this weekend I found some good paint colors on Remodelista.

Above: Top row, left to right: Benjamin Moore Sag Harbor Gray; ICI Grey Hearth; Dunn-Edwards Vulcan; Benjamin Moore Graphite; Benjamin Moore Bear Creek. Bottom row: Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain; Benjamin Moore Gravel Grey; Sherwin-Williams Peppercorn; Farrow & Ball Down Pipe; and Benjamin Moore Graystone.

Farrow Ball Off Black-57
Door-Blue Ground 210


And here are some great dark colors for your pinning pleasure….

551 East Design


Bynum Design
(1) SW Sealskin, (2) SW Black Fox, (3) RH Flint, (4) BM Wrought Iron, (5) BM Kendall Charcoal, (6) BM Jet Black.

BM Witching Hour

Who’s in?

Finally while Cami was at Dog Days for the day I got to change out my pillows!

Still trying to work on my bookcases….it might be fall before I get time to tackle those:)

Alrighty….happy 4th of July to all of you!  I am one of the few who has no plans whatsoever…..and I am gonna roll with it.