Black Paint Trend Takes Houses to the Dark Side

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on October 31, 2017

There’s a new trend in home exteriors, and it is dark. writer Margaret Heidenry has noticed a trend that she, personally, dislikes: Black exteriors.

Heidenry says she first saw it in her Brooklyn neighborhood, but now she’s seeing it in listings across the country. While we’ve yet to see it here in Southern Maryland, celebrities like Madonna and Calvin Klein have jumped on the trend.

What do you think? Do you love or hate the black house trend?

Writer Heidenry lists a few reasons why she is not on board with black houses:

  • It’s too trendy. How long will it last, and then what? You’re stuck with a black house.
  • Black paint doesn’t last as long as other colors, so it will fade, blister, and peel faster.
  • What will buyers think? Your black home might be harder to sell.

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