Gather inspiration from this Sherwin Williams White Duck and Tricorn Black exterior and get tips for choosing the right white paint color and black trim color. I knew from day one that the exterior paint color wasn’t right for me and my home decor style, but since it was in good condition, I simply couldn’t justify repainting it at the time… So when the trim around the windows began to show a little water damage, I rejoiced! Today I want to show you how we chose our exterior paint colors and how it all turned out. Hopefully this will give you some design ideas, too, if you are working to choose an exterior paint color for your home.
I knew I needed a creamy white exterior paint color to blend with the rest of the house. The back of the house, though, was painted a dark khaki with white trim.
What I needed was a slightly warm white that had some greige undertones to blend with the bricks but brighten the back of the home. Tip: Remember that colors almost always look several shades lighter on an exterior than on an interior. I was hoping to pull the lightest tones from the brick, and White Duck exterior had just the right amount of cream and greige undertones to blend beautifully.
And while the three sides of the house that are clad in brick don’t have any paintable trim, I do have black accents like lighting and pottery. We used our local neighborhood site to find a highly recommended painter (because Mr Pax was not interested in either of us painting that two-story exterior – ha! And now for the full reveal… I have a confession: I didn’t even stage this at all or pull out my big-girl camera.
And a bit like a Grecian temple with our giant pillars (again, not my home design choice, but not something I can justify changing at this stage).