12 White Exterior Behr Paint Colors for Your Home

Apr 27, 2020

12 White Exterior Behr Paint Colors for Your Home

Apr 27, 2020

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I’ve received a few requests for white exterior Behr paint suggestions. After scouring the internet for example images, I can see why! It’s no wonder that my original post on Behr white paints (for interiors) remains my most popular content. For this post, I’ve compiled images of real homes painted in these beautiful white exterior Behr paint colors. I’ve also added a few more suggestions.

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New Peel & Stick Paint Samples

While researching this post, I discovered that a few popular white Behr paint colors are available as peel and stick color samples. How cool! They are $2 each and these three white colors are available:

Ultra Pure White | Polar Bear | Painter’s White

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How to Choose White Exterior Behr Paint Colors

White paint is tricky because the undertones affect how light plays off the color. Bright whites can look quite stark, especially on the exterior of your home. For that reason, I prefer softer whites for exteriors, but that’s just my opinion. As always, it’s important to test paint colors on your own house. Look at the colors at different times of day, as the light changes. You might be surprised which color you like best.

Other factors to consider are the style of your home and any trim colors you have in mind. If you live in an adobe-style house in the southwest, you’ll probably like warmer whites. However, a Cape Cod in New England looks great in a crisp, cool white, which plays well with blues, reds, and grays.

Neutral and Bright White Exterior Behr Paint Colors

Let’s start with the brightest and most neutral Behr whites in the pack: Ultra Pure White, Polar Bear, Silky White, and White.

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Ultra Pure White | White | Polar Bear | Silky White

I never imagined I would find such a beautiful example of Ultra Pure White on an exterior, simply because it’s such a bright white (it’s my go-to trim color). Because this is a small house with some crisp accent colors, this home looks great in Ultra Pure White.

In the bright Florida sun, Polar Bear white looks fantastic on this single-story home with bright landscaping and cool black accents.


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If you read about my favorite Behr white paint colors here, you’ll recognize Silky White as the interior color of our entire house. It’s a very neutral white, and I feel that in our house, it has a slightly warm undertone. Silky White looks great as an exterior color on this historic cottage.

Behr also makes a very neutral color that’s aptly named White. Sometimes it’s called White 52, but that’s just the identifying code, since it doesn’t have a cute color name. It looks great on this beautiful home.


Warm Whites by Behr

Here are some slightly warmer whites that might look great on your home: Cottage White, Swiss Coffee, Spun Cotton, and Original White. So far, I can only find images for Cottage White and Swiss Coffee.

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Cottage White | Swiss Coffee | Original White | Spun Cotton

Cottage White looks great on this Mediterranean home with stucco exterior with a clay tile roof.

Swiss Coffee is one of my favorite Behr whites. Check out this cute house with a contrasting black door, shutters, and house numbers.


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Cool White Behr Paint Colors

Finally, I found a couple of exterior examples of these cool white Behr colors: Off White and Soft Focus. I’d suggest Weathered White and Painter’s White as potential cool white colors, too.

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Off White | Soft Focus | Weathered White | Painter’s White

Here’s another Mediterranean home, this time painted Off White by Behr. This color looks gorgeous with sage green trim and a red tile roof.

Soft Focus is a newer color from Behr and looks great on this sweet barn:

Don’t Forget! New Peel & Stick Paint Samples

Remember, you can order these $2 white color samples that just peel and stick on the wall!

Ultra Pure White | Polar Bear | Painter’s White

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Please Share Your White House!

Do you have a white house? Please send me a photo and include your paint colors. Bonus points if it’s a Behr white! If you read this, and inspiration strikes, I hope you’ll send me photos when you paint your home in the future.

To recap, these are the white exterior Behr paint colors I’ve rounded up with some real house examples. I hope you find a potential winner!

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3 months ago

perfect

thank you for a very good article

Lorrie Detar
Lorrie Detar
11 months ago

Hey, we just moved to the NC mountains s and have a lot of trees and greenery everywhere. I have a black metal roof and thought Soft Focus would be nice. Your thoughts?

Kathryn
Kathryn
1 year ago

Very helpful info. I’m having my stucco single story San Diego Mediterranean style house painted. I have a red tile roof along with sandstone trim around the arched front door. I’m loving Simply White, but the LRV is 88, which charts view as too high. I’ve picked Espresso Bean for garage doors. What is your view about LRV?
Thanks, KK

Kelly
Kelly
1 year ago

Thanks for all the great info on behr whites. We live in Southern California. We are painting the exterior in the next few weeks. Our house has both stucco and siding. Wondering what you’d recommend. We want a warm white stucco and grey siding, black door and even thought of black trim. Any thoughts? Currently our house is an avocado baby food green! Needs to go!!!!

Jackie
Jackie
1 year ago

Love the write up on exterior Behr paints as Googe images and Pinterest have virtually nothing except Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore. Could you please expand this article to what exterior Behr colors look great with red brick?

Susi
Susi
1 year ago

What white paint colors should I avoid if I don’t want a house to look yellow against winter snow?

Rebecca Janke
Rebecca Janke
1 year ago

Good morning,

Getting our house stuccoed next month and I’ve chosen “Teton Blue” by Behr Marquee however, I need to pick a shade of white for the pop outs around the windows. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Picking paint colors is not my forte lol

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