White Painted Brick Homes: Ideas and Inspiration

This post first appeared here back in 2015.

Six years later and I still haven’t managed to convince my husband to paint our brick house white.

But, I’m still trying! (insert shrug emoji)

So, I’ve gone ahead and made a lot of updates to this post.

Especially since white painted brick homes are more popular now than ever!

white painted brick home front exterior

white brick home image via La Dolce Vita blog

White Painted Brick Homes

I’ve got white painted brick homes on my mind today…

We live in a traditional red brick Georgian home, and I often find myself thinking how great it would look if we painted it white.

brick cottage image via

I love the look of white painted homes.

White painted brick houses have such great curb appeal.

It’s an exterior trend I just can’t enough of these days.

White painted homes always look so fresh and new to me, yet also so classic at the same time.

Truly a timeless design choice for your home’s exterior.

traditional home with white painted brick
traditional brick home image via (also LOVE the arched, glass front door here!)

Transformative power of paint

Painting a an older red brick home white can transform it and give it new life.

It’s also such a great look for new construction homes, often adding some much needed character.

So, it’s clear I love this look.

But, I still haven’t convinced my husband.

He loves our red brick home as it is, unpainted brick.

We’ve come to a detente regarding our home’s exterior by adding a lot of greenery and growing ivy on the walls of our house.

However, I still secretly (or I guess not so secretly) covet this look!

I think the next step here might be to get a photo shopped mock up of our house painted all white.

White colored brick home inspiration

Below are some of my favorite examples, you’ll notice that none of them are a very, bright white.

More of creamy, soft white works best for most homes.

What do you think about painting the bricks white?

Have any of you ever painted a red brick home white?

If so, I’d love to hear about your experience!


PS: For even more white house inspiration and exterior color ideas, be sure to check out this post on the best white exterior paint colors for your house.

Lastly, I just wanted to mention for the fellow interior design enthusiasts…

Have you joined our fun and VERY helpful design Facebook group?

In this group – members share photos with their design questions and dilemmas from their own home.

We all chime in with our best advice!

We also share our best sources and tips – so it’s great for those hard to find items and pieces.

design cheat sheet on phone

Lastly ~


It’s loaded with all sorts of quick tips and handy measurements.

Click here to grab that, it’ll be super helpful!


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  1. jill stevens wrote:

    I LOVE white painted brick.. my favorite!!!!
    I have recently painted my grey stucco home a nice crisp white.. It has given a traditional home beautiful curb appeal!!!

    Published on 3.6.21 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      Sounds stunning!

      Published on 3.8.21 · Reply
  2. Heather Michael wrote:

    It took me a while to convince my husband to paint our brick house white, but it was the best thing we ever did. And now he asks why we didn’t do it sooner.

    Published on 3.6.21 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      Thanks! Good to know!

      Published on 3.8.21 · Reply
  3. Jackie wrote:

    Love white brick homes too! Our home is a garrison colonial with siding on the top and red brick on the bottom. Replacing the siding this summer and painting it all white. Fingers crossed that it will look good!

    Published on 3.6.21 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      It sounds like it will look SO GOOD! (jealous;)

      Published on 3.6.21 · Reply
  4. Kat wrote:

    Absolutely love white painted brick. I am also trying to convince my husband to paint our traditional red brick home white. Unfortunately in the meantime the neighbor across the street has done that to their house, so not sure what to do.

    Published on 3.6.21 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      Interesting about your neighbor…hmmmm

      Published on 3.6.21 · Reply
  5. Sue I love a brick home and in our historical neighborhoods there are many traditional ones. Adore the washed look which I guess is actually a sandblasted white painted brick.

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  6. These are stunning, Sue. I love painted brick. I hope youre having a wonderful summer. xo Nancy

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