In the world of San Francisco architecture, black is the new black.

It’s the color of choice on a 37-story Market Street apartment tower and a six-story condominium building in Dogpatch. Fresh coats of black paint adorn downtown hotels and retooled houses across the city’s neighborhoods. More examples are on the way, including a building that will rise two blocks from City Hall and be clad in glazed tiles of black and gray.

The trend is becoming as ubiquitous as food trucks. It’s a surefire way to turn heads. But a little novelty goes a long way.

via S.F. architecture shifts to darker tone – SFGate.