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Be Inspired by Moody Modern Exteriors

Take a walk on the dark side. We’re gravitating toward the dramatic, the bold and the blackest of blacks for our modern exteriors.

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Photo: Departure Films. From: The Jennie Garth Project.

Deliver a Moody Moment

Bright white shiplap and picket fences certainly have a place in our hearts, but we may be swayed over to the dark side with these moody modern homes. From all black to deep navy blues, these home exteriors know how to make a statement.

Talk about a mood. This midcentury modern Hollywood home is a stylish composite of chic black, reclaimed woods and swanky glass.

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Photo: David A. Land. From: Brian Patrick Flynn.

Dressed in Black

HGTV Dream Home 2018 boasts a stylish black exterior. Located on the coast of Gig Harbor, Wash., the rustic siding is painted black and trimmed in charcoal gray. Large porcelain pavers lead up to the grand entryway, where glass doors give a glimpse of the stunning interior design. To soften the angular exterior, flower beds are full of sweeping grasses, hydrangeas and perennials.

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Photo: Roehner + Ryan, Studio V Interiors. From: The Ranch Mine.

Play With the Dramatic

Set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, this contemporary home makes a striking statement with its steep pitched roofs and black exterior. For a twist on traditional board-and-batten, the architect of this Flagstaff, Ariz., home spaced the battens out in varying widths. Additionally, the typically hidden concrete slab becomes a part of the design to juxtapose against the sleek black.

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Photo: Design by GSA Architects; Photo by Nate Grant

Try All One Shade

Take a cue from fashion stylists, and go monochromatic. When you opt for a monochromatic outfit, the look becomes all about the simplicity, the silhouette and the timeless quality. This all-black exterior uses the same trick to evoke an effortlessly chic design that’s focused on line, shape and form. Blending beautifully into the dark, forested surroundings, the home is also a polished contrast to the full-of-green landscaping.

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