Orla Studios Guide to the Dark Side: Exterior Black Paints

Whether working on a midcentury renovation, a new modern house or a traditional home with a lot of character, a dark facade brings a lot of gorgeous impact to the neighborhood!


Vingt House

1. Farrow and Ball:

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Farrow & Ball Off-Black No. 57

This was one of the first paints in the Farrow and Ball collection and has a lot of soft grey layers so lovely on a traditional project!

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2. BM jet black

Benjamin Moore jet black 2120-10 | Paint colors, Exterior paint ...

This is a flat black and is very close to the current Fleetwood black on Fleetwood windows and doors so if you want a seamless look on a modern project using Fleetwood like the one above with the doors and walls very similar, Jet Black is a good option for you.


3. BM Racoon Fur

Benjamin Moore. Raccoon Fur - Google Search (This or the BM ...

This has a lot of warm grey tones to it. More like a very dark grey than a black but with no brown. Sophisticated.

Little Black Houses - Image via Houzz

4. BM Wrought Iron

Trim for around the windows on front | Benjamin moore paint ...

A deep dark grey reminiscent of the look of all those London guardrails in Kensington on a rainy day.

Modern Design Inspiration: Black HousesStudio Joseph

5. BM Black. Yep. Intense darkness.

Black Iron 2120-20 | Benjamin Moore

Why Are So Many Modern Houses Black?

6. BM Iron Mountain

Really a warm grey, one of the most popular BM dark greys.

Iron Mountain 2134-30 | Benjamin Moore


7. This beautiful finish is actually a charred larch wood. Hundreds of years ago, Japanese woodworkers prolonged the life of wood by charring the surface using fire, resulting in shou sugi ban. Very popular option for a dark facade. Expensive.

Koto Design - Architect designed prefab homes and cabins in the UK ...


9. BM Midsummer night.

Midsummer Night 2134-20 | Benjamin Moore

A rich and dramatic very dark brown black, perfect for a vacation home in the mountains.

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