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Design & Decorate

8 Unique Ways to Incorporate Black Into Your Exterior

July 6, 2020

Dark colors are trending this year, especially black. Going bold with your home’s exterior can be intimidating, but we’ve got your back. Keep reading to learn eight ways you can jump on this trend and incorporate black into your home’s exterior.

Soffit

 

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A soffit is the underside of an arch, balcony, porch or overhanging eaves. It shields roof rafters and provides ventilation for attics, protecting homes from pests. Black soffit creates a distinctive accent that shows an attention to detail. It can also be used to tie other black elements into an exterior design.

Garage Doors

 

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If your home has a garage, consider upgrading the doors with a coat of black paint or replacing them with black ones. This bold switch will instantly draw eyes and increase your curb appeal.

Masonry

 

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For a bold accent on your home, use black stone or brick in your build or renovation. Alongside dark siding, it creates texture that siding alone can’t achieve.

Roof

 

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On homes where the roof is a main focal point, a black roof can be a game changer. The contrast against light siding is striking, and the moody silhouette of a home with a black roof and black siding is very on-trend right now.

Siding

 

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Choosing black siding may sound like a commitment you aren’t quite ready for, but there are a zillion gorgeous black homes on Instagram to prove to you why you should take the leap and join in on the trend. If you’re not ready to commit to black, a dark gray siding such as Celect® Cellular Composite Siding by Royal® in Wrought Iron or Royal® Vinyl Siding in Ironstone is a rich and bold alternative.

Accent Siding

 

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Still not convinced that going all-black is for you? Use black siding as an accent, instead!

Front Door

 

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If renovations aren’t in your immediate future but you’re itching to freshen up your home’s exterior, paint your front door black! It’ll add an instant sleek, modern feel to your exterior.

Shutters

 

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If you don’t want to stop with a black front door, paint your shutters, too!

Want to incorporate black into your home build or renovation? Check out Royal’s black soffit. They require virtually no maintenance or additional painting, are available in low-gloss woodgrain, brush and matte finishes, and come in designer, traditional and builder profiles.