12 Black Brick House Exteriors to Inspire You

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These days, you’re likely seeing more and more homes with dark exteriors. Black exteriors, and black brick exteriors in particular, are becoming increasingly popular. Black, charcoal, and gray colors are rich and expressive. If you’re thinking of making this decision for your own home’s exterior, check out these 12 beautiful black brick houses for some fun inspiration.

We design homes for clients who want to reinvigorate their homes. Whether you have your heart set on a black brick house or don’t know where to begin, having a professional exterior designer on your side helps. Our team of virtual exterior designers at brick&batten will help you with ideas and inspiration to help bring out your home’s fullest potential. Learn more here.

Before and After of a raised ranch home with a large, grassy front yard with a big tree. In the after, the home has been redone with Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore, a gray color, as well as wooden accents and some Benjamin Moore Classic Gray on the covered horizontal siding.

#1 // Dark Gray Brick + Siding

A bold, saturated color can bring your home to life. This split-level home features one of our favorite dark grays and one of this year’s on-trend paint colors, Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore, on the brick and vertical siding. On the horizontal siding, Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore, part of their Off-White Color collection, provides a striking combination.

Before and after of a cream-colored home with large windows that has been redone with Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain, a grayish-black color, and Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter on the windows.

#2 // Black Brick with Contrast

Sometimes you don’t have to go all the way to black brick to embrace a dark color. For example, this brick house is invigorated by a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore’s Iron Mountain. To create a subtle contrast, the windows feature a soft, welcoming “greige” paint, Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter and shutters a few shades darker than Iron Mountain.

Two exterior virtual renovations of a large home with lush landscaping and a big, grassy front yard. In the second renovation, the home was painted black with the color Inkwell by Sherwin Williams on the brick and Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore on the trim.

#3 // Modernizing with Black Brick

Bring your home into the 21st century with a modern shade like Inkwell by Sherwin Williams. As you can see, Inkwell is a moody blue spin on a dark color that gives fresh dimension to a traditional home. Furthermore, just a hint of Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore on the trim makes this brick house stylish and sophisticated. (Note that the first option above features a limewash finish — as with these clients, we can provide virtual exterior renderings of your home in two completely different color palettes to help you decide!)

Exterior virtual renovation of a traditional Colonial-style home. Previously tan, the home has been redone with a deep charcoal gray color, Benjamin Moore Deep River, on the siding and brick. The home also has Simply White by Benjamin Moore on the trim.

#4 // Creating Texture

You may not expect a traditional-style home to thrive in a charcoal shade. But as you can see in this example, Benjamin Moore Deep River on both the siding and brick highlights the different textures of the home’s structure. On the trim, Simply White by Benjamin Moore proves to be a bold asset. Alongside the Bluestone cut stone walkway, this traditional Colonial home is incredibly sleek. Also, don’t count out livening up your exterior window trim as a means of creating stunning curb appeal.

Exterior virtual renovation of a modern, two-story home that has been painted Sherwin Williams Iron Ore on the brick and siding and Black by Benjamin Moore on the trim. The home also has strong wooden accents, and a modern, black garage door.

#5 // Black Brick with Wooden Accents

Slightly softer (but still deliciously dark), Sherwin Williams’ Iron Ore is what we refer to as a “soft black.” Seen here on the brick and siding, it complements the rich, wooden accents of the home. A touch of Black by Benjamin Moore on the window trim solidifies the modern ambiance.

Exterior virtual renovation of a ranch-style home with a spacious driveway and wooden garage door. The home is a redone in a gray color, Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore on the brick. The trim is redone in Black by Benjamin Moore, and there are many wooden accents. There is also a deep green lawn and yellow flowers in front of the home along the bluestone walkway.

#6 // Modern Charcoal Gray Ranch

A fresh coat of paint in a deep, moody gray can instantly update your home’s exterior. Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore, seen here on the brick, is a great example of this. On the trim, Black by Benjamin Moore creates dimension, while the Bluestone cut stone walkway serves as an inviting welcome. Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore is an earthy shade with blue undertones that pairs well with organic materials like wood, rock, and stone.

Before and after of an exterior virtual renovation of a ranch-style brick home. Renovated to include additional dimensions in the front, as well as a stone walkway and lush landscaping, the home was painted Midsummer Night by Benjamin Moore on the main exterior, Seapearl by Benjamin Moore on the trim, Rockport Gray by Benjamin Moore on the siding, and Onyx by Benjamin Moore on the shutters.

#7 // Two-Tone Brick Ranch

When it comes to creating dimension, a black brick house is lovely when paired with paler colors. In this example, the brick is painted in Midsummer Night by Benjamin Moore and Seapearl by Benjamin Moore pops on the trim. You’ll notice Rockport Gray by Benjamin Moore on the upper siding creates an even stronger sense of depth, while Onyx by Benjamin Moore on the shutters adds to the mix. Together, these shades show the incredible power of diversifying your color palette.

Before and after of an exterior virtual renovation that massively modernized a ranch-style home. In the after, the exterior has been painted Deep Creek by Benjamin Moore, while the front door creates a pop of color in the Galapagos Turquoise by Benjamin Moore color. The after photo also has lush landscaping installed in front of the home.

#8 // A Pop of Color

Just because you go dark on the main color of the home doesn’t mean you have to count out a pop of color. This home is transformed by a coat of Deep Creek by Benjamin Moore on the brick and roof trim. But as you’ll notice, the bold, blue door adds in a strong pop of color. Painted in Galapagos Turquoise by Benjamin Moore, that door provides a strong entry point that instantly draws in the eye.

We always recommend sampling and testing paint colors before committing. Factors such as natural lighting, undertones, and your property’s fixed elements will have a significant impact on how a color will appear on your exterior. Our friends at Samplize offer extra-large 9 x 14.75 inch peel-and-stick paint samples of the colors we love for exteriors. Order your ‘Real Paint, No Mess’ samples from Samplize here.

Before and after of an exterior virtual renovation where a bungalow-style home has been transformed by painting the exterior Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain. The trim has also been painted in the popular Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter color. With tiered stone steps and wooden accents, the home also has large windows.

#9 // Diversity in Materials

You don’t have to stick to just one texture to create a welcoming home. For example, the natural brick on this house features Benjamin Moore’s Iron Mountain, a rich gray shade with blue undertones. The windows are lined in Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, and there’s also a stone walkway and several wooden accents. Clearly, the bright glass windows also manage to diversify the aesthetic.

Before and after of an exterior virtual renovation of a tudor-style home which has been modernized with a new, charcoal-black exterior. The siding brick and trim has been painted Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain, and there is a large stone driveway and a porch surrounded by lush landscaping.

#10 // Traditional Tudor with Near-Black Brick

If you’re looking to reinvigorate your home’s traditional exterior, a black brick house will speak volumes. The virtual exterior design update on this two-story home features a monochromatic look with Benjamin Moore’s Iron Mountain on the siding, brick, and trim. Against the natural beauty of the landscaping, a new exterior lighting family, and diverse wood accents, this home has a new lease on life.

Before and after of an exterior virtual renovation of a single-story home with a blue front door. The home has been transformed, adding a front porch on the left side, and lush landscaping in the front. The home has been painted Deep Creek by Benjamin Moore and Black Beauty by Benjamin Moore.

#11 // Dark Gray Brick, Modern Ranch

You don’t have to go fully black to reap the benefits of a darker color. For example, this home originally had tan brick with little dimension. Transformed with a coat of Deep Creek by Benjamin Moore, it becomes a modern and unique property. That charcoal shade looks tremendous next to the darker trim on the windows, done in Black Beauty by Benjamin Moore.

Exterior virtual renovation of a large brick home which has been redone from its natural brick color. In the after photo, the home is painted Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain on the brick and siding.

#12 // Traditional Home with Black Painted Brick

This traditional brick two-story home gets an edgy upgrade with Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain on the brick and siding. With the windows done in Black by Benjamin Moore and the Bluestone cut stone walkway, this home becomes an exciting, lively space.

The Bottom Line on Black Brick Houses

A black brick house is significant commitment. However, it can also be a worthwhile one. If you’re looking to update your home’s exterior in a bold way, take some time to consider your options. Even if you don’t go all the way to the dark side with black brick, there are endless dark gray and deep blue shades that draw from the power of darker paint’s saturation. Ultimately, we’re confident you’ll find a way to breathe new life into your home in a way that feels right.

If you’re ready to make a change to your home’s exterior, the team at brick&batten is here to help. In partnership with our team of design professionals, you’ll discover the diverse ways you can transform your home. From color selection to style preferences, the brick&batten team is available to help your home reach its full potential. Get started today.