Popular Sherwin Williams Exterior Paint Colors

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Choosing the perfect paint color for the exterior of your home 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 being 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 been already 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

Popular Exterior Sherwin Williams Paint Colors

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

Sherwin Williams Light French Gray SW 0055

Light French Gray


Light French Gray is an exceptional gray paint color however 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, used on the exterior it will look immensely lighter than 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


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


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 it 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


Accessible Beige is the absolute perfect color if you want a beige exterior. With an LRV of 58, Accessible Beige is on the lighter side. Now, what makes this the perfect beige? The fact that 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 

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Sherwin Williams Eider White SW 7014


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 and my beloved Repose Gray SW 7015 so it’s no wonder I consider it one of the best whites for an exterior.

Not only will Eider White make your home exterior shine, but it will also add the perfect amount of charm.

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Sherwin Williams Colonnade Gray SW 7641

Sherwin Williams Colonnade Gray


Colonnade Gray is a very interesting paint color. It has brown undertones in it which to me, gives it its warmth. However, it has the ability to look quite cool. Interesting right? The LRV is 53, just like Light French Gray and Lazy Gray.  And I categorize Colonnade Gray as a mid-toned gray. If there was 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. 

Source: Zellas House

Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black SW 6258


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


Naval is by far the closest paint color Sherwin Williams has that 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


Ellie Gray is truly a beautiful gray paint color. This stunner is more of a light to mid-toned gray that has a great balance of warm and cool tones. It has an LRV of 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 used as the main color along with  Eider White on the trim and Gauntlet Gray on the shutters. 

Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Gray SW 7019

Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Gray


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 are using it on your exterior. Gaunlet Gray has undertones that are brown- taupe and it’s more of a cooler toned color. If I had to describe Gauntlet Gray, I say its the perfect charcoal paint color. 

Gauntlet Gray works wonder 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, there are a few things I’d like to add regarding Sherwin Williams 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 first hand 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 like 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 to choose from. This is something your painting contractor should know, and if not it’s time to find someone who does!

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12 thoughts on “Popular Sherwin Williams Exterior Paint Colors”

  1. I am needing advice…
    I’m painting the exterior and LARGE COLUMNS of a large two story plantation home white with tricorn black doors and shutters …
    What color White would be the best look?

    1. Hi Terri!
      Sherwin Williams Pure white is a great white. there’s the smallest touch of tint in it which keeps it from being stark or icy. Sherwin Williams Alabaster has a bit of warmth in it making it on the creamier side. It’s not a true white but, it’s a beautiful option if you are looking for something not stark. If you want a true bright white, SW Extra White is what I use. And I also like SW Snowbound. I hope that helps!!

  2. I need some paint advice , we have a 1960’s ranch with red brick at the bottom on exterior of house. I want to paint it gray with black shutters . What would be a good pairing for that and also a white trim color ? Thank you so much ! Tracy Horton

    1. Hi Tracy,
      It’s hard to give you an accurate suggestion without seeing the home. You can check out SW Tricorn Black, SW Mindful Gray and SW Alabaster. These are some colors I like.

  3. I live in a 1928 Tudor. There is trim, shingles, stone and stucco.
    I am leaning towards the accessible beige and eider white.
    Should I paint the trim and shingles the same color or pick a third color?
    Is there a better color for the stucco that would compliment the accessible beige?
    Thank you.

    1. Hey Connie,
      It’s hard to say what would look best without seeing the home. I will say I like Accessible Beige with Sherwin Williams Pure White. Eider White is a great color, however it is not the best choice to go with Accessible.

  4. We are thinking of painting our house gauntlet gray but can’t decide on a trim color. Don’t want pure white. Is there another off white color you can recommend that will match well with he gauntlet gray.

  5. Hi, I am so glad I found you. Your description of these colors are spot on. Sure wish I had discovered you last year. We started painting the exterior of our house last year and will finish this year. The original colors we’re summit grey, greenblack for accent and extra white trim. I wanted to change it just a bit. After much testing I decided on cityscape, tricorn black and same extra white for trim. What do you think about painting the front door a teal or turquoise for a pop of color? Thanks so much.

    1. Hi Cheyyl,
      I love the new colors you chose!
      I love love love a teal or turquoise for a pop of color on the front door. I think a muted teal like Riverway would look great or you can go a bit brighter with Deep sea Dive.

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