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Don’t do a black and white exterior! Here are 5 ways to use this color scheme the right way

A black and white exterior can go wrong fast.

Black and white. It’s a classic color scheme, but one designer is calling black and white exterior home updates a TREND. Claiming the farmhouse look is not for every home.

Designer and color expert Maria Killam says even with the best intentions, black and white paint job can go very badly very fast.

Find more advice from Maria at, or on Instagram, @MariaKillam.


Maria Killam is founder and creative director, The Killam Colour System. She is a decorator, author, speaker and internationally sought-after color expert. Maria created the Understanding Undertones neutral color wheel to help clients make cohesive decorating choices that will allow them to love their home forever. Find her advice on Instagram @MariaKillam, and more at her website,

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