I'll be honest — it would never occur to me to paint a house black. That said, I've been mesmerized by this photo of Derek Jarman's Prospect Cottage since I saw it last month on Cabin Porn. And apparently, the color has occurred to other homeowners as well — to dramatic and often chic effect.
- The yellow trim on Prospect Cottage in England adds the perfect pop of color. Via Cabin Porn.
- Black paint highlights the details on this Victorian duplex in San Francisco. Via Freshome.
- A 1907 villa with a 1960s addition is updated with a coat of black paint. Via Dwell.
- A hot pink door and white trim look chic and unexpected on a Victorian rowhouse in London. Via Apartment Therapy.
- A cool, prefab cabin on Lake Superior. Via Dwell.
(Images: 1. Cabin Porn, 2. Freshome via Apartment Therapy, 3. Mark Seelen for Dwell, 4. Kristin Hohenadel for Apartment Therapy, 5. George Heinrich for Dwell .)