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Benjamin Moore Paint Colors for the Exterior

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These 20 Amazing Benjamin Moore exterior paint colors will eliminate all the headache and stress involved in finding an exterior paint color for your home.

When it comes to our home’s exterior, it’s safe to say we all want it to look beautiful and put together. That’s not asking much, right? Right.

Well, we have a clear vision of what we want. Now, where do we begin?

Of course! Finding the right exterior paint color for your home is the first step to boosting its curb appeal.

I’m aware that choosing a paint color can be stressful. People tend to get overwhelmed by all the choices. That’s one of the reasons why I like putting together lists like this one. I already have a list of BM Best Grays to prove my love of list-making. I also find that many people tend to have an easier time choosing from paint colors that have already been tested and loved.

Also, isn’t everything ten times easier when your choices are narrowed down? I mean, who’s against an excellent list?

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Kendall Charcoal HC-166

LRV: 12.96

Kendall Charcoal is a very popular Benjamin Moore paint color. It’s a deep, rich gray that has a little bit of warmth to it. It also has a slight green undertone to it. It works beautifully on a home’s exterior. Kendall Charcoal looks best with a bright white trim like BM Oxford White.

Revere Pewter HC-172

LRV: 55.51

Revere Pewter is such a fantastic classic color, especially for the exterior. Being that this is a light neutral pewter color, it will look a bit lighter outside. Revere is a light gray with warmer undertones or what we lovingly call a greige. It also has a bit of green in its undertone. On the exterior, it looks pale with almost a bit of a creaminess to it.

Amherst Gray HC-167

LRV: 17.12

Amherst Gray is another popular darker shade from Benjamin Moore. It’s similar to Kendall Charcoal but not quite as dark. Amherst also has a green undertone. This timeless color works well with all styles of homes. Like all paint colors, Amherst gray will look lighter on the exterior.

Need a lighter gray to coordinate with Amherst? Try BM Gray Owl.

Simply White OC-117

LRV: 91.7

Benjamin Moore’s Simply White is an excellent shade of white for a home’s exterior. I know you may be thinking, Cate, white is white. Choosing a white paint color can be confusing. Trust me. There are off-white, cool whites, and clean whites like BM Chantilly Lace, etc. I can go on and on, but I’ll save that for another time.

Simply White is an off-white, which makes it an amazing exterior paint color option. It is a warm white with a touch of yellow in it. The warmth in it keeps it from looking too blindingly bright on the exterior. The subtle warmth provides an overall soft and timeless feel.

Charcoal Slate HC-178

LRV: 12.71

Charcoal Slate is another dark gray paint color. This one is slightly different from some of the others mentioned in that it has a blue undertone. This deep, rich gray is very on-trend at the moment. Charcoal Slate is bold yet very elegant. It’s an excellent exterior house color option.

Chelsea Gray HC-168

LRV: 22.16

Chelsea Gray is another very popular Benjamin Moore color. It’s a gorgeous mid-toned gray with a very slight green undertone. Chelsea is more on the warm side; however, unless it’s compared to a cool gray paint color, it’s hard to distinguish. Chelsea Gray looks beautiful with all types of stone.

Storm AF-700

LRV: 34.78

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Yes, another BM gray paint color. I have to give the people what they want, and GRAY is it. Now, in terms of this particular gray paint color, Storm, it is slightly cooler than some of the other gray options I’ve mentioned. It’s medium-toned yet a bit lighter than colors like Chelsea Gray and Amhurst Gray. Another fantastic neutral gray exterior color option.

Swiss Coffee OC-45

LRV: 83.93

Swiss Coffee is a beautiful, light exterior color. Not everyone wants a dark, bold paint color for their home, and that’s when lighter colors, such as Swiss coffee, come into play. It is a warm, creamy off-white with the perfect balance of yellow/ gray undertone to it. The gray in the color keeps it from going too yellow, and the yellow is what gives it its warmth. Benjamin Moore’s Swiss Coffee is an excellent off-white exterior color option.

Newburg Green HC-158

LRV: 8.79

Newburg Green is my personal favorite from this list. If you know anything about me, you know I’m a fan of blue/green colors, and Newburg is one of those colors. I’d consider this color on the teal side. It’s a darker, rich teal that reminds me of my favorite teal Sherwin Williams paint color, Riverway. Newburg Green is a gorgeous exterior color option.

If you are looking for a paint color that is more on the green side, I think you will love BM Caldwell Green.

Hale Navy HC-154

LRV: 6.3

Hale Navy is a very trendy Benjamin Moore paint color. Deep, rich navy blues like this are everywhere now. Hale Navy is exactly what you think of when you think of the color navy blue. It’s not too bright, which makes it a fantastic option as an exterior paint color.

You may love Granite Peek by Sherwin WIlliams if you like dark blues.


I think now is a good time to talk about testing paint samples.

womane placing Samplize peel & stick paint samples on the wall

Instead of physically going to your nearest paint store to grab your samples, you need to try  Samplize Peel & Stick paint samples.

Why should you try Samplize?

  • Super affordable
  • Mess-free
  • Non-damaging
  • Made with real manufacturer paint
  • Displays color just like a wall
  • Environmental friendly
  • Reusable

These peel & stick paint samples are super affordable and allow you to test a paint color in all different areas of a room without the mess of a traditional paint sample! 

 You know how I feel about testing paint colors, it’s a must! 

Don’t create more work for yourself. Order Samplize now and have them shipped directly to you.  No-fuss, no mess! Check them out for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.


Oxford Gray 2128-40

LRV: 27.78

Oxford Gray is a beautiful slate blue paint color. Slate blues work wonders on exteriors because they are not blindingly bright. They have some gray in them which mutes the color a bit and keeps them more on the neutral side. Oxford Gray is the perfect example of a gray blue paint color. Another fun fact is that Oxford Gray is part of the Color Trends 2020 Palette.

Copley Gray HC-104

LRV: 24.51

Copley Gray is, in fact, another gray. However, it is a warmer gray that can be considered a greige. Like most paint colors, it tends to look different than the paint chip when painted on a surface. Copley Gray is a Medium Gray with a little bit of a green undertone. A great complementary paint color to use with it would be BM Thunder. If you tend to prefer warmer gray, Copley Gray may just be the exterior color for you.

Normandy 2129-40

LRV: 20.45

BM Normandy is another one of those dusty blue gray paint colors we all know and love. It’s blue, but not excessively blue. The gray in the color keeps it from looking like a baby blue. Normandy is a fantastic choice as an exterior paint color.

Black Satin 2131-10

LRV: 2.49

Black and dark charcoal colors are what’s trending now in exterior paint colors. These beautiful dark colors are popping up everywhere. They are so bold and really make a statement on the exterior of a home. Benjamin Moore Black Satin is a rich, deep color with a bit of a green/blue undertone. Its striking hue is a sensational choice for a dramatic exterior color.

Pair Black Satin with a white trim color to give the exterior a sleek, modern look.


Sag Harbor Gray HC-95

LRV: 41.54

Sag Harbor Gray is another gray paint color option. I know, I know. But hear me out. Sag Harbor Gray is a complex gray that can look different in different settings. Sometimes, it looks more like an olive-gray color, and other times, it will look more greige. When used as an exterior paint color, it tends to look more like a green-gray.

Fairview Taupe HC-85

LRV: 16.33

Taupe is a fantastic color. It’s a great go-to warm neutral, especially for the gray trend, because it’s cooler and grayer than beige and warmer than gray. Darker taupes like Fairview Taupe work better for exteriors. Fairview is more of a grayed-down brown. It’s a valuable color to use when you have stone on your home, as it works well with many types of stone.

Weekend Getaway 473

LRV: 38.6

Weekend Getaway is probably the most appropriately named paint color. This Benjamin Moore color is a beautiful shade of light green. It’s exactly what you picture when you think of a weekend getaway home. It’s light and airy and would look stunning on the exterior of a beach home.

Also, if you have any dark wood features on your home this is a great paint color option.


Collingwood OC-28

LRV: 62.14

Collingwood is a gorgeous neutral paint color with a mix of warm and cool undertones. This color leans more toward greige and will read as a light and creamy gray on the exterior. Collingwood is an excellent option for when you want something light but not quite white.

White Heron OC-57

LRV: 88.85

If you are looking for an exterior paint color that is light, bright, and airy, White Heron may be the color for you. This shade of white has a blue undertone and is cooler than Swiss Coffee and Simply White. White Heron is a clean, crisp white that works well with cool grays such as BM Storm.

Hawthorne Yellow HC-4

Hawthorne Yellow is the perfect shade of yellow. It has a slight gray undertone, which makes it very usable, especially on the exterior. Hawthorne Yellow would make another excellent beach house color. I know yellow can be a bold color choice for a complete exterior, and it’s not for everyone. Instead, try using it on your front door for a fantastic pop of color!

READ MORE: Front Door colors

QUICK LIST – The BEST Benjamin Moore Exterior Paint Colors

Here’s a quick list of all the fantastic Benjamin Moore exterior paint colors I mentioned.

  1. Kendall Charcoal
  2. Revere Pewter
  3. Amherst Gray
  4. Simply White
  5. Charcoal Slate
  6. Chelsea Gray
  7. Storm
  8. Swiss Coffee
  9. Newburg Green
  10. Hale Navy
  11. Oxford Gray
  12. Copley Gray
  13. Normandy
  14. Black Satin
  15. Sag Harbor Gray
  16. Fairview Taupe
  17. Weekend Getaway
  18. Collingwood
  19. White Heron
  20. Hawthorne Yellow

Benjamin Moore Exterior Paint Colors – Final Thoughts

As I come to the end, I have a few final thoughts I’d like to add regarding Benjamin Moore’s Exterior Paint Colors.

First and foremost, the color you see on the computer screen will look different in a real swatch. That’s why I always suggest swatching your paint colors first so you can see firsthand how the color will truly look. Choosing the wrong paint color is an expensive painting mistake you do not want to make

*Try Samplize to easily test out your paint colors.

Secondly, you want to keep in mind that when you are choosing a Benjamin Moore exterior paint color, the color will look a bit lighter on the exterior. This is because it’s outside in the sunlight. So again, SWATCH, SWATCH, SWATCH! But seriously, swatch some colors you initially like and a few that are a shade darker. You’ll be surprised at how lighter some of the darker colors will look.


I know this list consisted of several shades of gray, but gray is a classic neutral paint color that works well as an exterior paint color. There is no denying that painting your exterior is not cheap. I can attest to that. That being said, if you plan on investing that money into having your home painted, you want to make sure you choose a paint color you will love for all the years to come.

This list of paint colors is a great place to start if you are looking for an exterior color option. There are a few timeless classics that will never go out of style, and then there are a few darker, more trendy colors. Whatever you are looking for can be found on this list.

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Monday 16th of November 2020

HelloI I love your website! Do you think that a Chelsea Gray door or Amherst Gray door would pair better with Hale Navy exterior house paint? (Or neither) And what trim color do you recommend with Hale Navy -- nothing too too white -- maybe with brown or green undertones. Thank you!


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