The LeJeune Residence in Montreal, Quebec, Canada is featured in the Phaidon book Black: Architecture in Monochrome, celebrating this resurgent trend for dark home exteriors. Built in 1890, this building was once used as a home for the groomsmen who cared for wealthy residents' horses.
The rear facade of this Brooklyn townhouse is painted all-black, a bold decision that lends drama to the traditional structure. A bricked terrace adds to the home's livable space, while a tall fence provides privacy.
Thought to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited wooden homes in the world, this stunning Faroe Islands, Denmark home demonstrates that black home facades are not a recent phenomenon. Dated to the 11th century, the "King's Farm" home's black color comes from wood treated with a tar mixture and is featured in the impressive Phaidon publication Black: Architecture in Monochrome.
This entirely unexpected modern cabin in Muscoda, Wisconsin is even more arresting for its striking black exterior. The vacation home is featured in Phaidon's tribute to the history and modern examples of black clad architecture, Black: Architecture in Monochrome.
Contemporary Black Metallic Kitchen With Red and White Bar Chairs
This contemporary kitchen features a black grated wall, black door and cabinet, and shiny black countertop. The hanging lights mirror the grate design of the wall. The red and white bar chairs upholstered with asian-inspired fabric with nailhead trim add a vibrant contrast to the dark kitchen.
Outdoor Kitchen and Patio With Black Stone Infinity Pool
This neutral stone tile patio features a gorgeous contemporary infinity pool flanked by concrete fire bowls. An outdoor kitchen with a built-in grilling area is located just next to the pool, while meticulous landscaping –– including a wall with climbing plants arranged in a diamond pattern –– adds a finishing touch.
Black isn’t only for interiors: It’s a bold, modern choice for exteriors of every style, too. “The black exterior allows this house to blend into its dark, forested surroundings while providing a bold contrast to the colorful foliage and bright interior,” say the architects at GSA Architects. “Painting the vertical tongue and groove siding a dark color helps hide the joints between boards, giving the siding a more homogenous and minimal look. Make sure to use a satin exterior paint to avoid accumulating too much dirt on the siding.”
An accent wall in this "gothic glam" guest bedroom is covered in wallpaper from Iris Maschek. A ruby-hued bed adds a pop of color but keeps with the room's moody vibe. Lamps from Voila Gallery connect the space to industrial elements found elsewhere in the home. LIghting is dim, setting the tone for a show-stopping space with a modern gothic mood.
The 6-burner, commercial-style cooktop is the ideal spot to cook up a hearty breakfast — there's even a griddle for assembly-line flapjacks. Double ovens offer ample space to prepare meals for a crowd, and Shaker-style cabinetry in a black finish provides a quiet backdrop for the room's more dramatic fixtures.
The women's salon at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 includes a space for a private vanity. Pendant lights frame the vanity mirror and are meant to mimic the look of earrings, while a vintage glass chandelier adds an additional touch of glamour to the art deco-style space.
This media room reflects the Art Deco era by featuring a refined touch of 1920s Hollywood glamour. Comfortable seating, polished nickel tables and lamps and state-of-the art media equipment work to create a seamless theater experience.
A tiled backsplash, exotic pendant lights, stone countertops and colorful accent shelves create a Moroccan aesthetic in this kitchen, as seen on HGTV's Kitchen Cousins. Pops of pink and green in the place settings and floating shelves bring pizzazz to this eclectic kitchen.
In this traditional kitchen, which has grey cabinets, a wood kitchen island features a marble tabletop that extends 50% longer than the table itself, not only providing ample space to serve a meal, but also enough space to plate food to be served.