As basic as it may sound, white has been a trending paint color in 2022. This may be a result of the modern farmhouse craze or an attempt to battle the fading we often see here on Colorado homes. Either way we love this clean, timeless, and chic paint color. Every time we go out for a color consultation it seems like white is top of mind, but there is an overwhelming amount of white paint color choices. Even though it is a simple shade, narrowing it down can leave clients stressed and unsure. With that in mind, we thought it might be helpful to share with you the top white paint colors for colorado exteriors.
Pure White SW 7005
Pure White is a classic and we’ve mentioned it countless times on our Instagram account as well as over on our other site, Kind Home Solutions. This is a great white to use on your trim if you’re looking to create a lot of contrast and get a nice sharp pop against your body color. Pure White has just the smallest amount of yellow and black. This helps keep it warm enough to be used on an exterior, but it will look quite paper white to the naked eye. This is one of the most common exterior (and interior) trim colors we see clients go. This makes sense because of how reliable and simple it is. It can work with warmer body colors too, but generally we prefer to use it to contrast cooler body colors like cool grays and blues. That being said, we wouldn’t often recommend Pure White on the body of your home. It can feel quite stark, which doesn’t generally suit the style of most Colorado homes.
Alabaster SW 7008
If you want a white that doesn’t feel “too white” then Alabaster is a must try. You can think of Alabaster as a slightly toned down version of Pure White. It would be considered a fairly true white, but it has a little more warmth and depth that helps it appear just a bit softer than Pure White. This softness can be especially great for homes here in Colorado where we receive a ton of sunshine. When the sun hits your house it tends to amplify your colors and makes them appear brighter and more intense. Alabaster is harmonious because it really compliments the earth tones we see on most homes. It also goes great with stone and the surrounding landscaping associated with Colorado homes.
Nacre SW 6154
Many of the homes we paint here in Colorado feature some kind of stone or brick element. Beyond just protecting these elements throughout the painting process, we want to make sure your paint color complements your brick. One of the most common brick colors is traditional red brick and our favorite paint color to pair with red brick is Nacre. Nacre has a lot more warmth than the above mentioned whites and that additional depth really helps it coexist with red brick. The trick to finding the right paint color for any brick is that you don’t want the contrast to be too high. Since red brick is typically darker than say a blonde or light gray brick, you want to make sure you aren’t pairing it with a trim color that is too stark in contrast. Nacre works particularly well when your home is all red brick. However, if you do have some areas that require a body color just be sure to select a paint color that is on the warmer side and avoid cooler tones.
Greek Villa SW 7551
Greek Villa is a great paint color if you’re looking to create a pop of contrast without sacrificing warmth. This classic Sherwin Williams color can be used on both interiors and exteriors with amazing results. It’s clean, bright, and has a slightly yellow undertone that pairs beautifully with browns, reds, greens, and taupes. Greek Villa is quite a bit warmer than Alabaster so it makes for both a great body or trim color. This is especially true if you are trying to mimic the very popular modern farmhouse style and you don’t want a white that is too stark. This is an absolute go-to for our color consultants, so you can feel confident that you’re selecting the right color with Greek Villa.
Shoji White SW 7042
Over the past few years, Shoji White has risen to the top of the most popular white paint colors list. Shoji White is a very dynamic white that feels both inviting and modern. This is thanks to it’s combination of gray and warm undertones. Colors like Shoji White that can feel both timeless and contemporary have become more and more popular. Shoji White’s complexity creates a bit more interest while other colors can be flat and lifeless. It bounces between undertones which allows it to work with both cool and warm features. Much like Greek Villa, Shoji White is a great option for trim or body on your Colorado home. We’re confident we’ll continue to see more and more of Shoji White for years to come.
Most Popular White Paint Colors for Colorado
This list sheds some light on the most popular white paint colors we’re seeing on Colorado homes. Colorado is known for its natural elements, so it’s often important to make sure your home feels cohesive with the natural surroundings. This is true whether you are part of an HOA or not. White paint colors that compliment the Colorado landscape help make your home feel cohesive rather than stark. This lends to a sense of harmony. If you’d like more paint color inspiration and suggestions be sure to follow us over on Instagram where we post pictures of our work including the paint colors used on each house or contact our office to schedule a color consultation.