It might seem like my mission is to paint everything deep grey . . . Can you blame me? Since a coat of charcoal grey made our dated fireplace look so much more modern, now I want to paint the exterior of the lakehouse a similar shade. Maybe even darker – almost black. It would pair so crisply with our existing white trim (and a turquoise door, of course). Here’s my house now:
The exterior really isn’t offensive, but I don’t love the faux stonework. What bothers me most is that the side and back of the house, even the garage, have beige siding that looks cheap and totally clashes with the wood and stonework. A coat of deep grey (on everything, including the guesthouse exterior) could unify the myriad of materials.
Here’s Some Inspiration:
- Black Cottage Vibe with White Trim
- Modern Black Exterior with White Pergola
- Moody Black House in the Snow
Here’s a More Neutral Vibe:
As a plan B, I spotted this house while walking Szuka and I love this sort of putty brown with the mint door. That’s super cute too and would make painting the vinyl siding and stone fascia an easier option because this color is readily available in vinyl siding and masonry paint…
It’s more muted, but I’ve really become enamoured with taupe and bright turquoise.