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THE WHITE HOUSE – GREAT EXTERIOR WHITES

 I LIVE IN A WHTE HOUSE!!!

WITH A LITTLE RED ROOF-LET!

AND WHEN THE TEMPERATURE RISES ABOVE FREEZING…I will take photos of our NEW WHITE house! It looks amazing! Imagine…for 135 years this house was NEVER painted…not even a drop…and now it is a beautiful soft cool/warm creamy white …we chose….

BENJAMIN MOORE SIMPLY WHITE

SIMPLY WHITE
SIMPLY WHITE
SIMPLY WHITE - SNEAK PEEK THE FULL REVEAL WILL BE TOMORROW!
MY OLD “SIMPLY WHITE ” COUNTRY HOUSE- SNEAK PEEK- THE FULL REVEAL WILL BE TOMORROW! (the lighting here gives a more yellowed tone that it looks in real life) 

Simply white, as it turns out was the perfect color for our house. We needed something that could complement an OLD house, not make it look too modern…but at the same time too aged intentionally. Simply white has ever the slightest bit of a gold undertone…but SLIGHT…not as much as Mountain peak or Acadia or Linen….but not as cool as White wisp or Glacier or Cloud white. I was surprised at how nervous I was choosing this color…it is such a HUGE cost and mistakes are almost impossible to correct on our budget. once we got started I knew I had made the right choice.

HERE ARE SOME MORE OF MY FAVORITE BENJAMIN MOORE EXTERIOR WHITES…

NONE GREAT BENJAMIN MOORE EXTERIOR WHITES - ACADIA WHITE, CLOUD WHITE, GLACIER WHITE, LINEN WHITE, MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE, SIMPLY WHITE, SWISS COFFEE, WHITE DOVE, AND WHITE WISP
NINE GREAT BENJAMIN MOORE EXTERIOR WHITES – ACADIA WHITE, CLOUD WHITE, GLACIER WHITE, LINEN WHITE, MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE, SIMPLY WHITE, SWISS COFFEE, WHITE DOVE, AND WHITE WISP

I HAVE LISTED THESE COLORS IN NO ORDER, WITH SHORT LITTLE DESCRIPTIONS, LIKE MY SHORT HAND WHEN I AM TRYING TO FOCUS MYSELF. COLORS LIKE “GOLDEN” AND “COOL” HELP ME ORGANIZE THESE COLORS, WHICH WHEN LAID OUT ARE AS DIFFERENT AS NIGHT AND DAY….BUT IF YOU HAVE JUST ONE SAMPLE IN YOUR HAND…LOOKS LIKE PLAIN OLD WHITE.

THE ABSOLUTE BIGGEST HELP FOR ME WAS TO BUY THE PINT SAMPLES AND PAINT RIGHT ON THE HOUSE, FIND AN AREA THAT GETS GOOD LIGHT. I WAS SURPRISED AT HOW INCREDIBLY DIFFERENT THESE COLOR LOOK OUTSIDE…COMPARED TO INSIDE.

HAVE FUN!

SWISS COFFEE

WARM, DEEP AND RICH

SWISS COFFEE
SWISS COFFEE
Tim Barber Limited
SWISS COFFEE- Tim Barber Limited

GLACIER WHITE

EVER SO SLIGHTEST HINT OF GRAY, COOLER, “DIRTIER” IN A VERY GOOD WAY

GLACIER WHITE
GLACIER WHITE
GLACIER WHITE ON HOUZZ
GLACIER WHITE ON HOUZZ

LINEN WHITE

MORE “AGED” IN A GOOD WAY, LEANS TOWARD A VERY PALE GOLDEN UNDERTONE, WARM

LINEN WHITE
LINEN WHITE
LINEN WHITE - KEMBLE INTERIORS
LINEN WHITE – KEMBLE INTERIORS

WHITE WISP

A CHAMELEON COLOR, LEANS TOWARD A DUSKY GRAY / BLUE UNDERTONE, COOL-WARM

WHITE WISP
WHITE WISP
HOME BUNCH - WHITE WISP
HOME BUNCH – WHITE WISP

WHITE DOVE

UNCOMPLICATED, COOLER BUT STILL WARM, “PRETTY” EASY COLOR

WHITE DOVE
WHITE DOVE
WHITE DOVE - HOUZZ
WHITE DOVE – HOUZZ
C.B.I.D. INTERIORS -WHITE DOVE TRIM WITH REVERE PEWTER WALLS
C.B.I.D. INTERIORS -WHITE DOVE TRIM WITH REVERE PEWTER WALLS

MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE

WARM GOLDEN UNDERTONE, CLEAN AND SMOOTH, CLASSIC

MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE
MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE
MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE CABINETS
MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE CABINETS
MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE
MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE

CLOUD WHITE

GREAT MIDDLE GROUND WHITE, GRAY UNDERTONE BUT STILL WARM, STATELY

CLOUD WHITE
CLOUD WHITE
CLOUD WHITE
CLOUD WHITE

ACADIA WHITE

DEEPER “AGED” WHITE, WARM AND HEAVIER, VERY VERSATILE

ACADIA WHITE
ACADIA WHITE
ACADIA WHITE
ACADIA WHITE

I hade absolutely NO idea, 6 weeks ago that at the end of “getting the house ready to sell” we would have a WHITE HOUSE, with a little red roof and with freshly plastered walls and a more organized and cleaned out interior. It has been all-consuming to focus entirely on the house and in a good way, reminds me why I love this house so much and why it may be time to move. I have always said that this move will ONLY happen if we can benefit from selling it…not just to downsize. So now, the work is done and we can sit back and enjoy our beautiful home for the holidays. I will be BACK blogging now, and I am so thankful that you have stayed with me for this ride.

Tomorrow I will post photos of the exterior…I am waiting for the temperature to get about freezing to go out and take pictures!!!

have a great day!!!

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6 thoughts on “THE WHITE HOUSE – GREAT EXTERIOR WHITES

  1. Have u seen snowfall white on exterior. Down to snowfall and cloud white for my exterior. White dove not bright enough for what I am looking for. Any pictures of snowfall exterior? Thanks so much, your posts are so helpfu.

    1. I have not seen snowfall on an exterior but I use it a lot in my artwork. It has a blue grey undertone…making it ever so slightly cooler. I would go with Simply White if you want a warmer- brighter white.

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