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Popular Sherwin Williams Exterior Paint Colors

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Choosing the perfect paint color for your home’s exterior can be intimidating and downright exhausting. Don’t let that stop you, though. Follow along as I share 10 of the most popular Sherwin Williams exterior paint colors.

Time and time again, I see people choose paint colors, and once the paint color goes up, they realize the color is not what they expected. It happens more than you’d think. 

Firstly, this is why I always suggest painting large swatches in different areas you’ll be painting to get the feel of the paint color in different lighting situations.

Secondly, I find people tend to have an easier time choosing from paint colors that have already been tested and loved.

And finally, isn’t everything easier when the choices are narrowed down for you? I mean, who doesn’t love a good list?

That should explain why I’m sharing these popular Sherwin Williams exterior paint colors with you today.

10 Popular Sherwin Williams Exterior Paint Colors

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This list of Sherwin Williams exterior paint colors varies from light to dark.  They are all stellar exterior paint color options you cannot go wrong with.

Sherwin Williams Light French Gray SW 0055

Light French Gray digital paint color chip


Light French Gray is an exceptional gray paint color, but it’s not as light as its name implies. This gray beauty is more mid-toned, and it has an LRV of 53, which shows it’s not reflecting a ton of light. However, when used on the exterior, it will look immensely lighter than when being used indoors. The undertones are fairly neutral, though there are hints of blue, which can make it look like a cool-toned paint color.

Light French Gray on the exterior body of a home paired with a bright white on the trim will create a gorgeous modern feel.

Sherwin Williams Lazy Gray SW 6254

SW Lazy gray digital paint color chip


Lazy Gray, in my opinion, is not lazy at all. The gorgeous gray is working its hardest at being the perfect blue-gray color. Lazy Gray has an LRV 53, just like Light French Gray. The gray in this color helps balance the blue undertones so they don’t appear too blue. 

Lazy Gray is the perfect blue-gray exterior paint color. 

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Sherwin Williams Snowbound SW 7004

Sherwin Williams Snowbound digital paint color chip


Snowbound is a beautiful crisp white paint color. Its LRV is 83, so you know it is reflecting a bunch of light as actual snow would do.  Snowbound is a cool-toned paint color because of its greige undertones. Those greige undertones are what make this Sherwin Williams exterior paint color so crisp and bright. 

Snowbound is stunning as the main house color along with trim in Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black.

How perfect does this modern farmhouse look with a Snowbound exterior?

Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige SW 7036

SW Accessible Beige digital paint color chip


Accessible Beige is the absolute perfect color if you want a beige exterior. With an LRV of 58, It is on the lighter side. Now, what makes this the perfect beige? It has greige undertones, unlike typical beige undertones of yellow. The glorious greige undertones make Accessible Beige lean towards gray, which is why it is the ideal neutral beige paint color for your exterior. 

Accessible Beige will compliment a traditional style home, like the one in the photo below from Heather at hstinteriors 

exterior f a large home with brick and siding
Source: HST Interiors

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Sherwin Williams Eider White SW 7014

SW eider white digital paint color chip


Eider White is a spectacular white paint color. The LRV is 73, which means It’s fairly light-refective.  Not as stark as full white, Eider White has a touch of warmth in it. It’s found on my favorite paint strip along with Mindful Gray, my beloved Repose Gray SW 7015, Dorian Gray, and Dovetail so it’s no wonder I consider it one of the best whites for an exterior.

Eider White will not only make your home exterior shine but also add the perfect amount of charm. If you like Eider White but prefer Benjamin Moore paint, check out Silver Satin. It’s similar and just as beautiful.

Photo by Artisan Custom HomesDiscover exterior home design ideas

Let’s take a quick break to talk about avoiding a major painting mistake, not sampling paint colors!

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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! 

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Sherwin Williams Colonnade Gray SW 7641

Sherwin Williams Colonnade Gray digital paint color chip


Colonnade Gray is a very interesting paint color. It has brown undertones, which, to me, give it warmth. However, it can also look quite cool. Interesting, right? The LRV is 53, just like Light French Gray and Lazy Gray. I categorize Colonnade Gray as a mid-toned gray. If there were one way to describe this color, it would be the love child of Repose Gray and SW Agreeable Gray

Colonnade Gray is the perfect addition to any home exterior because of how wonderfully neutral it is. 

small gray house with stone walk way
Source: Zellas House

Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black SW 6258

SW Tricorn black digital paint color chip


Tricorn Black is an absolute showstopper on a home exterior. This mysterious stunner only has an LRV of 3. It’s not going to reflect much light, which is why it is the perfect option for the exterior of a home. Tricorn Black is the optimal black paint color because it has virtually no undertones showing. So when you think of black, Tricorn is it.

Go bold with Tricorn Black on the entire exterior of your home, or add just a pop by adding it to the trim and your front door.


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Sherwin Williams Naval SW 6244

Sherwin Williams Naval digital paint color chip


Naval is by far the closest paint color Sherwin Williams has, which is a true navy blue. This blue beauty only has an LRV of 4, but on the exterior, that’s not too concerning.  Naval has an almost velvety look, giving it the most luxurious feel.

Using Naval on the exterior of your home will certainly turn some heads. Of course, in the best possible way.


Sherwin Williams Ellie Gray SW 7650

Ellie Gray Sherwin Williams digital paint color chip


Ellie Gray is truly a beautiful gray paint color. This stunner is more of a light to mid-toned gray with a great balance of warm and cool tones. Its LRV is 40, which is just about in the middle of the spectrum. Ellie Gray on the exterior is the perfect option when you want a gray paint color that isn’t too cool-toned.

Ellie Gray works gorgeously on homes of all different styles.

In the picture below, Ellie Gray is the main color, along with Eider White on the trim and Gauntlet Gray on the shutters. 

gray and brick exterior with blue front door
Source: Mudlark Tales

Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Gray SW 7019

Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Gray digital paint color chip


Gauntlet Gray is an outstanding paint color. This bold dark gray only has an LRV of 17, but that’s nothing to worry about when you use it on your exterior. Gauntlet Gray has brown-taupe undertones, and it’s more of a cooler-toned color. If I had to describe Gauntlet Gray, I would say it’s the perfect charcoal paint color. 

Gauntlet Gray works wonders on the exterior of a home. Pair it with bright white trim to really make it stand out.

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Sherwin Williams Exterior Paint Colors Honorable Mentions.

You know, I couldn’t go through an entire post without mentioning a few of my favorite staple paint colors from Sherwin Williams. They work beautifully both indoors and outdoors. These are the paint colors everyone knows and loves. They are also all over Pinterest, and once a color is on Pinterest, you know it is a big deal.

Don’t forget about your front door! I have a few awesome front door paint color options that can be paired with any one of these SW exterior paint colors.

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As I close this out, I have a few things I’d like to add about Sherwin Williams’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 painting swatches so you can see firsthand how the color will truly look. Choosing the wrong paint color is an expensive mistake you do not want to make. 

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Secondly, you want to keep in mind that when you are choosing a Sherwin Williams exterior paint color, the color will look lighter on the exterior. This is because it’s outside in the sunlight. So again, swatch some colors you originally liked and a few that are a shade darker. You’ll be surprised at how light some of the darker colors will look.

Finally, the type of siding you have determines what type of paint can be used on the exterior. Vinyl siding requires a special type of paint. Sherwin Williams carries a vinyl-safe paint line in an array of beautiful colors. Your painting contractor should know this, and if not, it’s time to find someone who does!

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Dani Hollingsworth

Saturday 29th of May 2021

Hello We are painting our 1914 bungalow and I’m looking at doing white on white. It’s a south facing home with no trees in the front of house but our backyard has many. What’s a good SW white for an older not perfect home that will not be too stark? Also, when painting body and trim white do we use same color for all? Thanks for your time.

Michelle Mosser

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Hi! exterior paint choices we are deciding on but not sure they work... SW Snowbound for the body and shutters SW Storm cloud with a stained wood door. or Fleur del Sol for the body Dutch tile blue for the shutters. ( only 2 shutters) Would Alabaster be a better choice? or too warm

house style is a one story craftsman thanks!

Jennifer Wittig

Thursday 29th of October 2020

Hi! We are painting our new siding a light grey, leaning towards agreeable gray... Curious what white color for trim... And door color, we love blues. Generally we use cooler grays for interior but scared of a purple or blue exterior after painting....


Saturday 24th of October 2020

I have a three story stucco home ,it’s a 80’s peach, it has a terra cottage barrel roof. I want to paint it gray, white trim and blue door. We live in Florida the west sunsets in the back of the house. We are on a canal that leads out to the gulf. I want a gray that doesn’t fade or look washed out,but I’m worried about the tile roof too. Your best advise?


Thursday 22nd of October 2020

Hi, For a lighter modern gray look, do you suggest light French gray, response gray, Collin our gray or Annanimous? For exterior brick? I have to pick a color and I m so confused 🤷‍♀️ Please assist Thank you

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