I have been dreaming of painting our house brick exterior white (or cream) for awhile, but just didn’t know if our HOA would approve it. But it looks like they are allowing some now – woohoo! And since a girl does dream, I already had a list of my favorite white paint colors – on hand. So, I decided to do some extra digging (for painted white brick exterior home inspiration) to find the best paint color choices for our house, and hopefully for your house also. Ok, let’s get to it! 15 Best White Paint Colors For Brick Exteriors.
15 Best White Paint Colors For Brick Exteriors
Just some helpful tips before we begin:
- I have tried to add as many white paint colors that I could on different styles of houses, to help you visualize it on your own home.
- I also picked a variety of whites with different undertones – that may even lean gray, beige, or taupe.
- FYI: You can also use these white colors on different building materials other than brick – like siding, stucco, or wood.
- Some of the inspiration photos gave more information than others, so that is why one will show the shutter or door colors, and another will only have the brick color.
- I just didn’t want you to think that I was leaving you out of the loop – LOL!!
- Don’t forget to pin your favorite pictures, and write the colors down so you have something to go back to.
- If you want to see a couple of paint colors on the Color Visualizer Tool by Sherwin-Williams, just scroll down to the end of the post.
Ok, who’s ready to find their perfect white/cream exterior house color? 15 Best White Paint Colors For Brick Exteriors.
15 Best White Paint Colors For Brick Exteriors
1) Sherwin-Williams Spare White
- Brick: SW 6203 Spare White
- Garage Doors: SW 7067 Cityscape
- Railings: SW 7069 Iron Ore
- Door: SW 3026 King’s Canyon
Spare White is a lighter shade of white with a slight green undertone. It is a cool white that pairs well with the gray and black accent colors in the house below.
This color gives you a more subtle look, without the high contrast.
2) Benjamin Moore White Dove
- Brick: Benjamin Moore White Dove (OC-17)
- BM White Dove is similar to SW Alabaster 7008 (but not an exact match).
White Dove is a brighter white, and is similar to SW’s Alabaster. This color looks beautiful on modern farmhouse, colonial, or coastal style houses.
It’s a great choice for those of you who like a little more contrast, and works with almost any other accent color.
3) Sherwin-Williams Gossamer Veil
- Brick: SW 9165 Gossamer Veil
- Windows: SW 6258 Tricorn Black
This is the only color I chose that is not listed as a true “white.” Gossamer veil is a cool white that looks a little more like a tan.
I chose it because it is very soothing, and works great for those of you who want a “lighter house” color, just not a “whiter house” color.
4) Sherwin-Williams Dover White
Transitional Stucco & Brick:
- Brick: SW 6385 Dover White
- Garage Doors: SW 6258 Tricorn Black
Dover White is a warm white that has a subdued, yellow/khaki undertone. It also one of Sherwin-Williams most popular creamy white paints, because of it’s soft appearance.
This color works great if you don’t like bright whites, or if you plan on using a lot of black accents, like the house below.
5) Sherwin-Williams Snowbound
- Brick: SW 7004 Snowbound
Snowbound is a brighter white, and also one of Sherwin-Williams most popular “neutral whites.”
It is a timeless white that has a slight grayish-pink undertone (but ever so slightly), and works with most accent colors.
6) Sherwin-Williams Greek Villa
- Brick: SW 7551 Greek Villa
- Window Trim: SW 0037 Morris Room Gray
Greek Villa is a warm white, that a slight yellow undertone. It is also a lighter white, and will contrast better against darker accent colors.
I really love the way the house below looks with this paint, the gray trim, and the cedar planks – very soft, classic combination.
Here’s another view from the other side of the house.
7) Benjamin Moore Simply White
- Brick: BM Simply White (OC-117)
- Benjamin Moore Simply White is similar to Sherwin Williams SW 7566 Westhighland White (but not an exact match).
Simply White is a warmer white with slight yellow undertones, and is also another one of Benjamin Moore’s most popular whites.
Simply white would also work great against a lot of darker painted accents, like the house below.
8) Sherwin-Williams Pure White
- Brick: SW 7005 Pure White
- Shutters: Benjamin Moore Wales Gray – BM 1585
Normally, I would not have chosen something so white like Pure White, but it is absolutely stunning on this modern farmhouse.
Pure white is definitely more of a true, crisp white and is also lighter in color. I love how soft it appears against the Wales Gray Shutters and cedar-colored stained doors.
9) Sherwin-Williams Steamed Milk
- Brick: SW 7554 Steamed Milk
- Window Trim: SW 6798 Iceberg
Steamed Milk is farthest down on my color chart choices (266 – C1) for white house exteriors, but just had to include it.
It is a warmer white with a slight peach undertone that works beautifully on the craftsman home below. It is more subdued in appearance, and gives off such a cozy, nostalgic feeling.
10) Sherwin-Williams Alabaster
Coastal Cottage: (Designer: Chandler Bailey, Contractor: Boyce Holmes)
- Brick: SW 7008 Alabaster
- Shutters: SW 7642 Pavestone
I’m sure by now you’ve already heard the name Alabaster. It has been one of the most popular neutral whites for 5+ years now, and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
It is a cousin to Snowbound, but has a slight green/yellow undertone (again ever so slightly).
In my honest opinion (haha!), I feel that Alabaster leans more a little more “warm white”, whereas Snowbound leans more “cool white.”
I’ve used both colors in my house, and that’s the only difference I can see.
11) Sherwin-Williams Shoji White
- Brick: SW 7042 Shoji White
- Shutters: SW 6992 Inkwell
Shoji white is a warm white, that leans a little tan. I feel like this color is also a great neutral white though, because it really seems to go with most other accent colors.
This would be a great choice if you want the white look, without the bright white starkness.
12) Sherwin-Williams Oyster White
- Brick: SW 7637 Oyster White
You have probably already seen this photo before since it’s been one of Houzz’s most popular photos for awhile now, but I just had to use it here.
Oyster white is a warm white that leans a little tan. It is also softer in appearance, and is a darker color (254 – C7), so is not as bright as some of the other choices.
It is a great option though – for a neutral or timeless white look.
13) Sherwin-Williams Egret White
- Brick: SW 7570 Egret White
Egret white runs a little bit darker also, but is only a C-4 (4th down on swatch).
For some reason I see a hint of purple in it (don’t know why), so definitely it is a cool white.
It gives off a tan/gray/taupe appearance, and works well with grays or dark charcoals.
14) Sherwin-Williams Moderne White
- Brick: SW 6168 Moderne White
Moderne White (258 – C6) is a cool white that has slight green undertones, and is on the same swatch as Spare White (258 – C1).
I just love the softness of this paint color, and how it blends in so well with the natural greenery.
Young House Love has done a fantastic job on this exterior makeover (pictured below), and I love their blue door!
If you want more information on this project, just click on the link below the picture.
15) Sherwin-Williams Aesthetic White
- Brick: SW 7035 Aesthetic White
Aesthetic White is another great neutral white that leans a little more towards the cool side.
It is another one of Sherwin-William’s timeless colors that will work with most accent color choices.
I think this might be my favorite picture – not going to completely admit that 100% – but it really does make me smile.
The white paint makes a quiet backdrop, without striving for attention, and let’s the house speak for itself – love it!
Using the Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer Tool
I just wanted to show you how some of the colors look using this tool.
- I’m sure you already know about it, but it’s a great way to play around with your favorite white paint colors.
- I have included all of my SW paint color “picks” in both of these photos – so you can pin them for reference when you need them.
Here is just an example of the exterior painted Oyster White (and trim also).
And here is an example of the exterior painted Aesthetic White (with trim painted white).
- Play around with your favorites, and it will help you narrow down your choices much faster.
Well, I hope that these photos have given you a little inspiration and ideas for your own house! And I’m dying to know:
- Which one was your favorite color?
- Or did you find several that would work for you?
Keep me posted, and I’ll let you know which one I pick soon!!
Have a Great Summer!!
Love & Hugs 🙂