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.

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design cheat sheet on phone

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