Exterior White Colors to Try if You’re Painting Your Home

To say we have a love affair with white interiors around here is not news, and it turns out our affection for white house exteriors is…through the roof! Let’s explore Exterior White Colors to Try if You’re Painting Your Home with an eye turned toward clean, pristine, freshened, lovely whites designers favor. Are you thinking of painting your house white? Love collecting curb appeal inspo? Need ideas for paint colors?

Exterior White Colors to Sample for Painting Your Home

Where we don’t know the exact white paint color, educated guesses are provided – it’s helpful to start with a handful of samples anyway since a variety of factors dictate how the color will read.

BM Chantilly Lace

Beautiful traditional house exterior painted Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace - Gathered Group. #benjaminmoore #chantillylace #whitepaint #paintcolors #exteriorcolors #houseexteriors
BM Chantilly Lace@gatheredgroup

Whether you’re considering painting your home’s exterior white, building a new home, or renovating an existing one, I hope these inspiring white houses help your design journey.

Explore white exterior paint color ideas - Hello Lovely Studio. #paintcolors #whitepaint #houseexteriors
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Sherwin-Williams Shoji White

Here’s Shoji White on board and batten…

Charming entrance to a board and batten farmhouse by @jessenfarmhouse painted Sherwin Williams Shoji White. #shojiwhite #sherwinwilliams #whitepaintcolors #whitehouseexteriors
Shoji White (Sherwin-Williams) white paint on a board and batten farmhouse – @jessenfarmhouse.

and here it is on brick:

White brick house exterior with Shoji White (Sherwin Williams), design by @mrsparanjape and photo by Kristen Mayfield. #shojiwhite #sherwinwilliams #sherwinwilliamsshojiwihite #whitepaintcolors #whitebrick
White brick house exterior painted SHERWIN WILLIAMS Shoji White@mrsparanjape; photo: Kristen Mayfield.

and traditional siding:

White house exterior in Northern Illinois painted Sherwin Williams Shoji White - Christie Kenny Interiors. #shojiwhite #sherwinwilliamsshojiwhite #whitepaintcolors #whitehouseexterior
SHERWIN WILLIAMS Shoji White on an exterior in Northern Illinois – @christiekennyinteriors
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Charcoal Grey Trim

For years now, lots of folks are loving strong contrast for their exterior colors.

Nebulous White (Sherwin Williams) paint color on white brick exterior with SW Granite Peak for trim - LongandLongDesigns. #nebulouswhite #granitepeak #paintcolors #houseexteriors #exteriorcolors
Long & Long Designs/Sherwin-Williams Nebulous White & Granite Peak

Sherwin-Williams Snowbound

Isn’t this a lovely natural combination of colors?

Sherwin Williams Snowbound is the white paint color on this house exterior and shutters are painted SW Jogging Path - David Anderson Architect. #snowbound #joggingpath #sherwinwilliams #paintcolors #houseexteriors
David Anderson Architect/Sherwin-Williams Snowbound (shutters are SW Jogging Path)…in case you need ideas for white paint!

Light Grey Shutters With SW Original White Brick

I’m such a fan of low contrast and subtle accent colors.

White painted brick Tudor style house with dormers - paint color is Sherwin Williams Original White - shutters are SW City Loft - Telich Custom Homes. #sherwinwilliamsoriginalwhite #paintcolors #houseexteriors
Telich Custom Homes/Brick: painted Sherwin-Williams Original White; Shutters: painted SW City Loft

Idea for Choosing a White Paint for Brick

While I don’t know the exact paint color for the exterior below, it offers us a clue as a place to start. Find a piece of white siding (existing or new) that appeals to you and bring paint swatches home to find the closest white match.

Beautiful white modern farmhouse house exterior in Birmingham - Willow Homes. #whitehouseexterior #houseexterior #housedesign #modernfarmhouse
Willow Homes – Ideas for exterior white colors as well as names of the best white paint colors.

Denver Brick Tudor Home Painted White

Black against a white backdrop can be jarring so it is helpful to see how to use it in a more understated way:

Beautiful white Tudor home exterior in Denver by Studio McGee with brick painted Benjamin Moore China White and front door Greyhound. #whitebrick #studiomcgee #bricktudor #houseexterior #benjaminmoorechinawhite #benjaminmooregreyhound #paintcolors
Studio McGee – exterior white colors; Brick: BENJAMIN MOORE China White and color on door: BENJAMIN MOORE Greyhound.

Right?

Benjamin Moore China White PM-20 white paint color. #benjaminmoorechinawhite
BENJAMIN MOORE China White

Same White Paint on House Exterior Different Times of Day

My best guess for achieving this shade of white for a house exterior is to try Sherwin-Williams Alabaster. Notice how different the white house looks with the time of day!

Beautiful white modern farmhouse house exterior in Birmingham - Willow Homes. #whitehouseexterior #houseexterior #housedesign #modernfarmhouse
Willow Homes – White House Exterior Paint Colors as well as Inspiration.

I mentioned to you recently that I thought Alabaster would be perfect in the entry of our new house, and because of the sunlight, it read much too yellow.

Beautiful white modern farmhouse house exterior in Birmingham - Willow Homes. #whitehouseexterior #houseexterior #housedesign #modernfarmhouse
Builder: Willow Homes – Ideas for white home exteriors as well as names of the best white paint colors.

That is why it is so critical to sample and take your time. Don’t feverishly choose your whites while standing under fluorescent lighting in a showroom or warehouse!

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Tiny White South Carolina Cottage

I thought this was simple and beautiful with black porch swings and all the symmetry.

Adorable white 1800s cottage in Beaufort. #whitecottage #houseexterior #historiccottage
GLIDDEN White High Hide on siding and DULUX Light’s Out on shutters; Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Design: Michelle Prentiss – Renovated 1889 cottage with 660 square feet in Beaufort, SC available as a vacation rental HERE.

See this Tiny Cottage’s Before & After

And isn’t this a modern yet sweet placement of house numbers above the door?

Charming 1880s white cottage front door flanked by simple lanterns and tall topiaries. #frontdoor #cottagestyle #frontporch #housedesign
Southern LivingGLIDDEN White High Hide; Ideas for white home exteriors as well as names of the best white paint colors.

Go Inside This Eclectic White Brick Tudor!

China White Paint on Brick House

Let’s face it, small and simple can pack a huge punch.

Beautiful white Tudor home exterior in Denver by Studio McGee - paint color on brick: Benjamin Moore China White and paint on door: Benjamin Moore Greyhound. #paintcolors #benjaminmooregreyhound #benjaminmoorechinawhite #houseexterior #whitebrickhouse #housedesign
Studio McGee – door color: BENJAMIN MOORE Greyhound; white paint color on brick: BENJAMIN MOORE China White.
A gorgeous soft grey-green paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Greyhound. #benjaminmooregreyhound #greypaintcolor #paintcolors #interiordesign
BENJAMIN MOORE Greyhound

Light Grey With White

If you’re looking for a light atmospheric grey with warmth, you might like Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray. Here it is on a traditional exterior:

Repose Gray (Sherwin-Williams) paint color on house exterior with trim painted Alabaster White and shutters/door Dorian Gray - @bellsheepstudio.
@bellsheepstudio – Sherwin-Williams paint colors: Repose Gray (siding), Alabaster White (trim), Dorian Gray (shutters/door)

And how gorgeous is it on cedar shake?

Repose Gray (Sherwin Williams) paint color on a beautiful house exterior - via LifeonSummerHill. #reposegray #paintcolors #houseexteriors
Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray (via LifeOnSummerHill)

The entry in our new home is also Repose Gray, and I just may keep it even though the only grey walls I have ever lived with were BM Classic Gray (which is actually a greyed-white).

Dorian Gray (Sherwin-Williams) painted front door with Repose Gray siding - @bellsheepstudio. #doriangray #frontdoors #reposegray
SW Dorian Gray on front door; Repose Gray on siding – @bellsheepstudio
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SW Nuance on a Shed

I love the name of this paint color, and seeing the window boxes just makes me wanna build a shed and cover it with blooms!

Nuance (Sherwin Williams) is name of white paint on this shed exterior with windows and window boxes - RoomforTuesday. #nurance #whitepaintcolors #exteriorcolors
Sherwin-Williams NuanceRoomforTuesday

Young House Love’s SW Moderne White Painted Brick Colonial

I love how classic and gentle the following color combination is:

White brick house exterior with pastel front door - Young House Love. #whitebrick #houseexterior #paintedbrick #sherwinwilliamsmodernewhite #benjaminmooretranquility
Young House Love – Brick: painted with Romabio Masonry Paint in SHERWIN WILLIAMS Moderne White; Door: BENJAMIN MOORE Tranquility.

…and of course I’m going to admire a paint color with a name like Tranquility!

A soft pastel green-gray paint color: Benjamin Moore Tranquility. #benjaminmooretranquility #paintcolors #lightgrey
BENJAMIN MOORE Tranquility

See the Before/After of This Painted Brick Home

Sherwin Williams Moderene White paint color. #sherwinwilliamsmodernewhite #paintcolors #whitepaintcolor #bestwhitepaintcolor
SHERWIN WILLIAMS Moderne White

Would you, could you, paint your brick house white? No plans to paint my own red brick house white, but I do love the look!

White painted brick house exterior - Young House Love. #whitebrick #houseexterior #housedesign #whitehouses #sherwinwilliamsmodernewhite #benjaminmooretranquility
Young House Love – Brick: painted with Romabio Masonry Paint in SHERWIN WILLIAMS Moderne White; Door: BENJAMIN MOORE Tranquility.

Maybe the idea of painting anything else is just an exhausting one. We don’t need any extra projects ’round here with this long list!

*I need an energy boost about now, and these are a healthier way to get it:

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White Brick Exterior With Charming Green-Grey Front Door

Another white and gray-green combination! Apparently, it is a well-loved look.

Magnificent white brick house exterior with soft minty green arched front door and pair of bay trees - John Lewis. #whitebrick #housedesign #curbappeal #houseexteriors
Thompson-Morgan (try Benjamin Moore Greyhound for a green-gray door)

House Design With White Brick & Rustic Wood Accents

A stained wood door against white painted brick…what do you think?

Beautiful white painted brick house exterior with natural wood double door entrance - AACMM. #housedesign #whitebrick #curbappeal
Magnolia HomesSherwin-Williams Dover White on brick; Magnolia Garden Trowel on trim

It certainly is a less formal look and popular with country and farmhouse design lovers.

Bleached (Magnolia Home) paint color on white brick "after" house from episode 1, Fixer Upper Welcome Home. #paintcolors #bleached #exteriorcolors
Paint: MAGNOLIA HOME Bleached paint color on brick exterior; photo: Lisa Petrole for Magnolia
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Modern Farmhouse White Exterior With Blue Gray Trim & Door

If you’re looking for a great light blue paint color for a door, be sure to look at the gray swatches first. They often read blue when natural sunlight hits them.

Extra White (Sherwin Williams) paint on house exterior with SW Uncertain Gray on doors and trim - ChrissyMarieBlog. #extrawhite #paintcolors #exteriorcolors
ChrissyMarieBlogSherwin Williams Extra White on siding – Uncertain Gray on door

The color above reminds me of BM Boothbay Gray which I used on the shutters and front porch of the tiny house we renovated. I still don’t have an official reveal for that project since our son moved in before its completion.

I’m a fan of the wood tone of the porch ceiling with all of the white (above). And look at the beautiful curb appeal of this:

Sherwin Williams Extra White paint color on a gorgeous modern farmhouse with blue shutters - CrissyMarieBlog. #whitehouses #swextrawhite #whitepaintcolors
SW Extra WhiteChrissyMarieBlog

Not sure the exact blue-gray on these French doors below; however, SW Uncertain Gray is a smart choice to emulate this look:

Look at how these black gooseneck sconces from Rejuvenation pop against white siding!

Beautiful white modern farmhouse porch and exterior with metal roof and dome shade barn style sconces from Rejuvenation. #modernfarmhouse #houseexterior #metalroof #barnlights
via Rejuvenation (Siding resembles SW Extra White)

Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist

White brick home with arched entrance and light gray trim and shutters - Ladisic Fine Homes & Sherry Hart.. #benjaminmoore #balboamist #intellectualgray #houseexterior #paintcolors
BENJAMIN MOORE Balboa Mist – photo: Sherry Hart; design: Ladisic Fine Homes (trim/shutters: Intellectual Gray)

Not sure what the color of this stucco exterior is, but Balboa Mist may give you this effect:

Board & Batten Modern Farmhouse

Extra White (Sherwin Williams) paint color on board and batten siding of a modern farmhouse by @thehouseonpineridg #extrawhite #paintcolors #exteriorcolors #housecolors
@thehouseonpineridgSW Extra White
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Hahahaha.

Black & White in Virginia

Sherwin Williams Extra White paint color on a gorgeous modern farmhouse exterior - @virginia.farmhouse.project #extrawhite #whitepaintcolors #modernfarmhouse #houseexteriors
@virginia.farmhouse.projectSW Extra White
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Psst. I’m so tired of the modern ways we communicate now. There’s so much potential misunderstanding and manipulation when you can’t hear tone of voice!

Garden House With Black Metal Roof

Paint colors to get this two-tone look? Try Farrow & Ball All White and Farrow & Ball Railings for the door.

Bear in mind though that F&B Railings can read navy in some lighting conditions.

Sweet mini black and white garden house - Schoolhouse.
Schoolhouse

What is it with Dutch doors!?!

Low Country Board & Batten White Cottage

Coastal cottage white board and batten exterior with interior design by Lisa Furey. #coastalcottage #houseexterior
Lisa Furey Interiors – board and batten siding is Benjamin Moore White – see the house tour HERE

Outdoor Shower With White Stucco & Arches

Just a little fantasy thrown in for no good reason…

Lovely luxurious tropical white outdoor shower with arched details and large pots. #outdoorshower #lucuryhomes
D. Stanley Dixon Architect (exterior resembles BM Simply White)

Benjamin Moore Simply White on House Exterior

White house exterior painted Benjamin Moore Simply White - Avenue B Development. #bestwhitepaintcolor #benjaminmooresimplywhite #housecolors
Exterior paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Simply WhiteAvenue B Development
Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117. #benjaminmooresimplywhite #simplywhite #paintcolors #bestwhitepaintcolors #whitepaintcolors
BENJAMIN MOORE Simply White
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Hope these images and color ideas help you choose a few to try. Easiest way to see if a color is right? Order samples with Samplize and have them delivered straight to your door.

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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Rustic Farmhouse Stool
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French Country Rattan Basket Set
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Linen Napkin Set
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White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
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White Charleston Sofa
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