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Best Exterior White Paint Colors

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Carrie Barker


I don’t know about you but I happen to LOVE the look of a creamy white painted brick home 🙌. If I were building today, I would 99.9% go with this look on my home. And because I love to daydream about my future home, I decided to round up some inspiration of the best exterior white paint colors!

These homes will give YOU some serious ‘color’ inspiration if you are in the process of trying to find the perfect white to paint your new (or existing) brick home.

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Before we get to the photos and paint colors, I want to reinforce the importance of ordering and testing paint samples BEFORE you buy a ton of paint and start painting your brick.

My favorite mess-free way to test paint colors is with Samplize peel and stick paint samples. I’ve tested these samples in my own home and the color is SPOT ON!

Paint colors on your phone or computer can look VERY different than in-person. Plus, photo editing can change the look of paint colors as well.

Let’s move along to these beauties below …




Oyster White via WILLOW HOMES on HOUZZ




White Dove via STUDIO MCGEE


You might also enjoy 10 White Paint Colors Designers Love.

As I said above, my favorite mess-free way to test paint colors is with Samplize peel and stick paint samples.

If possible, I recommend you order at least two (or more) samples of each of your desired colors so that you can create a ‘bigger sample’ :).

All right … what are you waiting for?! It’s time to choose the perfect ‘color’ from this list of best exterior white paint colors. Get started by ordering color samples of your favs from above!

  1. Tina says:

    We will be painting the exterior of our home in a few weeks, including the brick. I’m struggling with choosing the right white. We installed new white vinyl windows last year which will not be painted. How do I choose a white paint that will work with the windows? I don’t want a stark white paint.

    • Hi Tina! I encourage you to order some paint samples of potential white colors and see how they all look with your white windows. Another helpful thing would be to hire a local designer to help you choose the perfect white paint color for your exterior.

    • Reni says:

      Tina what color did you go with? Our builder got white instead of our black windows we paid for *errrggg*. We don’t want to wait 3 months to correct their mistake so we will move forward and change our cream exterior to a white. Any suggestions!? We can’t go and sample the brick.

      • What a bummer, Reni! I hope (and assume) you’ll be reimbursed for the extra you paid for black windows. I would attempt to match the white paint as close to the windows as possible so the whites don’t clash. My suggestion is to purchase several
        ‘peel and stick’ samples (click here) of white paint options to see which ones are the closest match to your white windows. Best of luck to you :). -Carrie

  2. Shauna says:

    Would love your advice on the following
    I have a white painted brick home (white duck) with white vinyl windows and black entrance door and black decorative details ie. sconces etc. Now I need to paint the gable and trim. Should I paint my gables and trim the same white as the home. Would a brighter white add contrast or confusion. Love your blog!

  3. Naomi Bowen says:

    I am a designer in Anchorage. I’ve been researching white paint colors to cover exterior clear heart redwood cladding. Your excellent article on white exterior paint colors has ended my search. White Dove by Benjamin Moore is clean and easy on the eyes but not stark or sterile. Just right. Thank you for sharing colors by giving viewers large photos of your well-selected choices. Thank you for your generosity.

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