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Five Reasons to Choose an All-Black Exterior for Your Home

Black exteriors can completely revamp the curb appeal of a home.

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When it comes to design, there used to be some hard-fast rules about homes, the most obvious being that you shouldn’t paint your exterior all-black. Times have changed of course, and the days of people wanting to live in cookie-cutter homes in a limited palette of various shades of beige and green, are over. Now, there are as many different options for your home as there are colors of the rainbow, which I guess is ironic since this article is about why you should paint your home black.

As you can see from the photos, in regards to painting your home, black, is the new black. If the photos alone aren’t enough though, here are five good reasons for going black, and then never going back.

Black homes look chic. If your home is relatively modern, painting the exterior black will only make it look more fashionable and mysterious. If your home isn’t modern, painting it all black will unify the design elements, and make them look even more interesting. You really can’t lose.

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Black paint hides flaws. If your home is structurally sound, but the outside is a little rough around the edges, a good coat of black paint will unify everything and hide all the tiny imperfections that might otherwise stand out.

It absorbs sunlight. Especially if you live in a cold area, black paint will absorb sunlight, and provide an extra layer of warmth, which will help keep the bills down during cold months.

Black has a calming, minimalist effect. Something about an all-black exterior creates a calming effect, which is a great thing because your home should be your sanctuary, and protect you from the stresses of the outside world.

Black homes blend in with their surroundings. If your home is surrounded by wilderness, black should be the first color you consider. Black homes tend to blend in with their surroundings, letting the nature be the star, which is great for homes that come with extra acreage or scenic views.

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