white exterior paint advice

renovation728October 13, 2013

We are getting ready to paint our newly renovated home and would like to choose a white color for the exterior - not too bright white, but not too creamy either. Does anyone have any suggestions? If you've used a white and love it, photos would be so helpful. Has anyone used BM Snowfall White, BM Glacier White, or Farrow and Ball Strong White? House is 2 story traditional and shutters will be black.
Thanks!

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nini804

We wanted a white, painted brick for the exterior of the home. I looked and looked...I didn't want creamy or warm, and I definitely didn't want any pinkish tones. We chose SW Eider White and have been very pleased. It is not a stark, blinding white...just nice and cool.

Just after we moved in

In the "snow" (or what passes for snow here in the south! That was the extent of our snowfall last year. :) )

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 3:57PM
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renovation728

nini804 - Thanks for your response and the photos! Your house is beautiful and I do really like the color. Will add it to my list of samples to get.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 5:28PM
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tinan

BM Simply White is a really nice white - it really is simply white! We used it for our kitchen cabinets, also did not want any yellow or pink undertones.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 11:33PM
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TXBluebonnet11

I would recommend Benjamin Moore's White Dove. I've used it on the exterior of two different homes. It comes across as a warm white. It looks clean and crisp, but not blinding.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 12:03AM
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Pipdog

My (soon to be former) house is BM White Dove. Not too stark white:

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 9:15AM
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andee_gw

BM Decorator White. Not yellow or gray or green. It's used a lot as the trim white for colored walls. We paired it on the exterior with BM Black Forest Green, a very dark almost-black green.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 11:04AM
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cvazqu

We used SW Oyster White on our currently-under-construction house. I love it- not blindingly white, not yellow-ish. Sorry for the cell phone picture quality...

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 3:44PM
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