Black is the new black

black home

I had a totally different post planned for today, but yesterday, I got a package in the mail and was like a kid in a candy store.  It was a packet of floor plans for the barn that we plan to build this year or next year and as I was looking through the photos I was drawn to the photos of barns that were painted dark, charcoal black.

So, I started obsessing over black exteriors on Pinterest and realized that if it was something I was being crazy about, then it’s something I should share here as well.

Black board and baton homes have been a bit of a trend lately which is why I struggle a bit with it, but at the end of the day, I still love it.  I went on a bit of a pinning spree and wanted to share a few of my favorites with you. 

black barn

It’s helpful to know that these dark buildings aren’t JUST a trend thing.  Charred wood (also called shou sufi ban) originated in the 1700’s in Japan and started to be used on buildings because wood that has been charred is UV resistant, rot resistant, but resistant, and (get this) fire resistant. So, it’s good to know that it’s not just a trendy finish, it’s super practical. Notice, I’m trying to rationalize here.

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At first, I thought that I liked the lighter black/brown color, but I actually am feeling a bit of an affinity for the dark, true, black homes.

So, I have TWO questions for you today… First, do you think the trend will be short lived?  And second, do you like it? Answer below in the comment field!


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