Dark colors for exteriors are back in style and they are increasingly cropping up as a backdrop for gardens and patios. The dark background does something magical to whatever is placed in front of it. The greens of grasses, trees and shrubs look greener and any bit of color you place in the environment pops. It’s interesting that the darker colors – blacks and charcoals in particular – tend to recede in the environment, while the lighter colors come forward. I think this would be a great trick for a fence in a smaller yard. I don’t know if you have any Spring garden projects this year, but it might be interesting to think about painting something in your yard black or charcoal instead of white or cream.
Here are 7 photographs of successful gardens with black and charcoal to inspire you!
We have an ugly, Park Ranger brown gazebo in our backyard that I was going to repaint white, but now I’m wondering if charcoal gray would work? I’ve been looking online, but the gazebos that are pictured are always white or natural wood…maybe there’s a reason there aren’t any charcoal gray or black gazebos out there!