Yes, MORE. We shan’t neglect the beautiful white home exteriors who may be feeling overlooked. This is no small undertaking, doncha know. We could be curating for years. Are you with me? Cool beans. Cool? Hmmm. Since the hottest days on record were recorded around the globe this week, we may as well embrace the cooling effect this most beloved paint color exudes. We began whistling at pretty white homes RIGHT HERE.
More WHITE Home Exteriors
I’m sure you’re here because you appreciate white. Yet folks who prefer color for their interiors and exteriors often express strong sentiments about “colorless” over on my FB page.
It’s just so curious. I understand not being a neutral lover or questioning restraint.
But how is an affinity for a restrained palette in my own home or blog…how is it that it feels offensive and trigger happy when it travels the way of a social feed?
Hahahahaha. Doubt we can reconcile the bias or win over haters with such harsh judgement here, but it’s clear that paint color preference is not exempt from controversy. It’s official…not a single safe frontier remains.
Are you loving the garden inspiration that accompanies all these white painted beauties?
I can’t get enough boxwood beauty in my life!
White House Exteriors & Pale Color Stories
What about those dirtier whites or shades of greige and limestone? They can be suggestive of age and offer a bit more warmth, oui?
I’m ready to check into this hotel (above) or at least be seated for a meal of anything at all.
Is this a pigeonnier? Oh to have one for the ultimate storybook she-shed!
While we know Le Mas des Poiriers does not have a white exterior – I love the photos where its colors are washed out and pale:
If you have yet to peek inside Jamie Beck’s NY Times bestseller, peek HERE.
What a garden!
Classic & Traditional White Houses to Inspire
Have you chosen a favorite or two from this parade yet?
Because I find it difficult to choose when the variety is this rich.
One of these days I will give our tiny white house across town a proper photo shoot and share its humble cute self.
Under 600 square feet, it would likely fit within the living rooms of some of these grand homes!
What’s your ideal size home?
Because as I get closer to retirement age, I am more mindful of concerns such as ownership costs and maintenance.
Are large homes in your neck of the woods still a safe investment, or is there more demand for smallish, smart homes?
Now that we are halfway through 2023, I suppose it is safe to begin talking about…
But I typically wait until August just to be safe. 🙂
What is it about those pale blue-gray shutters against white!!! (above)
Does the combination charm you too?
BTW. All of the Andrea Gibson poetry excerpts. I can barely read the beauty without tearing up.
There’s so much tenderness and bittersweetness in it.
Not unlike white in all its vulnerability and nakedness.
Benjamin Moore White Dove
SAMPLE IT HERE. Here are a few more beauties where the white paint color was shared…
Benjamin Moore White Dove can be stunning and is oh so reliable.
Benjamin Moore China White
But so is China White! SAMPLE IT HERE.
I love how we can see China White’s contrast here with beautiful stone.
Sherwin-Williams Eider White
SAMPLE IT HERE. I love SW Eider White on my kitchen walls and would love to see how it would appear on an exterior.
It definitely has pinky-purple undertones so you have to be careful with it.
But those undertones add a softness and a complexity I just love living with.
BM Chantilly Lace
SAMPLE IT HERE. When you’re after a bright white, Chantilly Lace is a smart contender to sample.
Brighter and cooler than White Dove, you’ll really be able to see the differences in the two colors when you sample them side by side.
Benjamin Moore White OC-151
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