The Best Exterior White Colors for Painted Brick Homes

So how do you choose the right white paint color for the exterior of your house? There are so many whites to choose from, the decision can be stressful and definitely overwhelming.

We are Painting the Exterior Brick of our Home

Where do you start? Where do you go for advice? As you know if you’re following my blog, we are painting our brick exterior….WHITE.

fullsizeoutput_ad0dOur brick home consists of yellow and brown brick. Picking the right white for an exterior surface such as brick is not an easy task. You don’t want to use a white that is too bright, especially on the outside of a house. If you do, your home will be blinding to look at in full sunlight.

How to Choose the Best White Color for the Exterior of a House

Going with an off white or a white that has some creaminess to it, is the way to go. It won’t be glaring to the eye, and it will give your house a softer more pleasing appearance.

I rounded up some examples of painted white brick homes from Houzz. Each home has a different shade of white on the exterior. The colors are both from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams. Take a look at the difference in tone, some are whiter than others and  many have a creamy softer appearance.

Examples of Painted White Brick Homes and the Colors Used

Windsor Road Residence - Austin, TX traditional-exterior
SW Pure White

Stanford Oaks Residence traditional-exterior
SW Shoji White

Willow Homes - Birmingham AL Architectural Photography traditional-exterior
SW Oyster White

Kara Weik © 2012 Houzz traditional-exterior
BM Ballet White

Majestic Oaks Residence traditional-exterior
BM Sailcloth

Deerwood traditional-exterior
SW Aesthetic White

Brookhaven New Home transitional-exterior
SW Greek Villa

Mountain Brook Cottage traditional-exterior
SW Natural Choice

Rothgeb Transformation transitional-exterior
SW Creamy

Exterior Preston Hollow Addition transitional-exterior
BM Swiss Coffee

Devonshire Transitional transitional-exterior
SW Pure White

Fondren traditional-exterior
SW White Duck

Custom Brookhaven Home transitional-exterior
BM Simply White

CC traditional-exterior
SW Alabaster

White Paint Colors Not to Use on the Exterior

As I mentioned earlier, you don’t want a pure white color for the exterior. For example, in Sherwin Williams colors, I would not choose SW Extra White or SW Ceiling Bright White for the Exterior. The “whitest” color I would choose for the exterior is SW Pure White. It has a hint of warmth added to it but is still a very pretty white white.

Where To Go for Help in Picking Out a Paint Color for the Exterior?

I suggest doing a ton of research, especially if you are painting brick. If not done correctly, you will have problems down the line. Check out Exterior Home Modernization “ORC” (Week 2) Prepping the Brick for Paint and Home Exterior Modernization – “ORC” (Week 1) for tips on painting brick. The more research you do the better – if you are reading this, you are definitely on the right track 😉

Get your research from experts and homeowners that have gone through the process, like myself. During my research for picking the Best White Color, I looked at a ton of pictures and then I asked an expert. I had my own ideas on exterior paint colors but really wanted a professional opinion.

Good friends of ours are having their entire home styled by a top designer in the country. I reached out to him for advice on his favorite exterior white colors. I am sharing this list with you. The colors on the left are Sherwin Williams. The colors on the right are Benjamin Moore.

E43CD4E2-CA2A-4F13-8024-B70509FE5CBDAll these white are beautiful and look amazing on a brick exterior. Feel free to Pin this for later use.

Which color did we pick for our exterior brick? Stay tuned for the final reveal on Thursday November 7, 2019. Get subscribed so you won’t miss all the details.

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Denise

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8 thoughts on “The Best Exterior White Colors for Painted Brick Homes

  1. Great post Denise, and wow – so many choices! They all look beautiful on their respective houses. Your home is so lovely – I don’t know if I can wait till November to see what color you ended up choosing. The suspense is killing me! 🙂 Happy Monday my friend! ❤️

    1. Hi Barbara, it was a huge struggle picking a color and sleepless nights! But looking at what has been painted so far, I feel really good about my decision 😊Happy Monday

    1. Hi Karen, I show sneak peeks on Instagram stories😊Thank you for following along! Lot more to be done before reveal!

    1. Hi Mel, it was a stressful decision but so far, I’m very happy with the color we chose. A very positive reaction in my neighborhood too!

  2. Can’t wait to discover which you chose. I know which is my fave from the photos you shared. Wondering if you narrowed it down to the swatches in the photo… didn’t see my fave there. Love creamy whites… whatever you have chosen, I’m sure it will be magnificent. 🙂 <3

    1. Hi Lynn! I am so pleased with how the painting is coming along. It looks soooo good! DO tell! Which is your favorite creamy white? I should have consulted with you before I made my choice 😉

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