Best Sherwin Williams White Exterior Paint Colors

Painting the exterior of your home is a big job, but it can make all the difference when it comes to curb appeal. Finding the perfect white from the vast array of Sherwin Williams white...

Painting the exterior of your home is a big job, but it can make all the difference when it comes to curb appeal. Finding the perfect white from the vast array of Sherwin Williams white exterior paint colors can be daunting. From warm whites to cool hues, each option has its own look and style.

To make the process easier, this article dives into the best Sherwin Williams whites for your home's exterior and provides tips on how to use them. You'll learn what to consider when selecting an exterior white, plus get inspiration featuring other homes painted with white. With the right white hue, your home will stand out in a good way and be the envy of your neighborhood.

Recently, I visited my daughter who had just had her house painted. After seeing how beautiful her shade of white turned out, I knew I wanted to share the best white exterior paint colors by Sherwin Williams and include her house. It just so happened that at the same time, my niece also had her house painted white. In this article, I am sharing both their house colors along with those of other friends.

Best Sherwin Williams White Exterior Paint Colors

  • Pure White SW 7005
  • Alabaster SW 7008
  • Snowbound SW 7004
  • White Duck SW 7010
  • Oyster White SW 7637
  • Shoji SW 7042
  • Creamy SW 7012

Project Tips

  • LRV: You'll read the term LRV throughout the post. It stands for Light Reflectance Value. The higher the number, the more light will reflect from the color. A high LRV is suitable for small rooms or spaces you want to be bright and sunny.
  • RGB: RGB refers to the amount of red, blue, and green in each color. Colors with higher red levels will have warm tones, while those with higher blue levels will be cooler whites.
  • Samplize: You can get peel and stick paint samples of these colors from Samplize.
  • Curbside Pickup: Did you know you can call ahead and order at your nearest Sherwin Williams, making pick-up easier and saving you time?
  • Trim Paint Colors: When picking paint for your whole house, I recommend choosing the same trim color throughout. It keeps your home's appearance consistent and makes your life easier.
  • Front Door Color: There is no right or wrong way when it comes to front door colors, but if you pick a different color from the main exterior colors, the eye is drawn to your front door, making it stand out more.

Best Sherwin Williams White Exterior Paint Colors FAQs

What is the most popular Sherwin Williams white paint for exterior? Alabaster is a popular choice for its soft, warm white tone. But it's definitely not the only popular white exterior paint color. Keep reading to find the best white paint colors for your exterior.

Why is everyone painting their exterior house white? A white house exterior can give your home a fresh, clean look. Its timeless appearance allows for many styling options and maximizes natural light. You'll find the best white exterior paint color for your home here.

Pure White

Sherwin Williams Pure White is a good, clean bright white. With an LRV of 84 and a color balance of R 237 G 236 B 230, this versatile, bright white has the slightest yellow undertone that keeps it from appearing too stark. It's a great color for your exterior, trim, back door, or front door. Especially in darker areas or surrounded by trees, Pure White stands out beautifully.

Pure White by Sherwin Williams exterior paint color


When you want the brightness of white without sacrificing a warm coziness, try Alabaster. With an LRV of 82 and color balance of R 237 G 234 B 224, Alabaster White will look stunning on the exterior of your home. Amy at Amy Huber Designs used Sherwin Williams Alabaster as the main color, with Amazing Gray for the exterior shutters and Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore on the front door. This combination creates a beautiful contrast.

Exterior painted alabaster Sherwin Williams Photo courtesy: Amy @amyhuberdesigns & @ksanteemedia


Snowbound by Sherwin Williams, chosen by Jennifer at Gracious Spaces, is a versatile cool white with slight gray undertones. With an LRV of 83 and color balance of R 237 G 234 B 229, Snowbound adds a touch of elegance to any home. Jennifer's garage doors, downspouts, and doors are painted in Sherwin Williams Black Magic, complementing the Snowbound color perfectly.

Brick exterior painted Snowbound by Sherwin Williams Photo courtesy: Jennifer @graciousspaces

White Duck

White Duck, with an LRV of 74 and color balance of R 229 G 223 B 210, is a cool white with creamy and bright undertones. It's a favorite for classic exteriors and accents throughout the home. Jill over at Back Porch Lilly on Instagram graciously shared a photo of her White Duck painted brick home. White Duck is a lovely exterior color choice for both brick and wood siding.

Exterior brick painted Sherwin Williams creamy Photo courtesy: Jill @backporchlilly

Oyster White

Oyster White is a warm white paint color with an LRV of 72 and color balance of R 226 G 221 B 208. Its soft, green-beige undertones make this hue both stylish and calming. It's a great choice if you want a touch of warmth for your white house.

Sherwin Williams oyster white


Shoji has an LRV of 74 and color balance of R 230 G 223 B 211, giving it a light but cozy feeling. Consider this warm, creamy white exterior color that borders on greige for your home exterior. This is my daughter Savanna's house, and she has wanted a white house for a long time. Her plan was to paint the brick white. But after the siding was painted Shoji white, she was so happy she decided, for now, to keep the brick color. Her front door is Warm Stone, adding a subtle contrast.

Exterior painted Sherwin Williams shoji white

Creamy SW 7012

Creamy is a bright white with the softest of yellow undertones. It's a good option to create a subtle warmth with an LRV of 81 and color balance of R 239 G 232 B 219. The beautiful brick home belongs to my niece Tracy. She chose Creamy because she wanted a white with warm undertones that wouldn't be too bright. She also wanted her house to contrast with the landscape, as it is lower than the road in front of it. She plans to add curb appeal with new doors and exterior shutters.

Exterior brick painted Sherwin Williams creamy

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed learning about the best white exterior paint colors from Sherwin Williams and found some paint color inspiration. Adding a Sherwin Williams white to the exterior of your home can transform its appearance. Don't forget, you can always get peel and stick paint samples from Samplize to help you make the right choice for your home.

If you're on the fence about which color to use, consider the advice shared in this article. And remember, consistency in trim color throughout your house and a different front door color can make a big impact on your home's overall appearance.

Are you ready to give your home a new fresh look? Let me know which Sherwin Williams white you choose for the exterior of your home!