The combination of a dark grey house with white trim gets more and more popular when it comes to home exterior design. Let us tell you about why the combo is one of the most popular in these recent years.
Both dark grey and white are neutral tones. And, neutral is always the winner in any home style. That’s not all because the grey color is also the mixture between timeless and modern options, which means that it is not only suitable for the current time but could fit forever. The fact that it also has that elegant touch makes everything even more excellent.
On the other hand, the white trim is not only something to deal with the darkness of the grey exterior color. It also can highlight the dark grey tone so that it becomes more prominent and glowing. Something like this is perfect for framing details like doors and windows.
So, what do you think about all those? Are you interested in choosing the combination of dark grey paint and white trim for your home exterior design?
If you answer the question with a yes, then this post is perfect for you to read. Here, we will share with you 11 most remarkable home exterior ideas with the combination of dark grey house and white trim.
We will also provide you the detailed information about each idea that we are about to share here. Hopefully, you can get everything that you are looking for.
- Rustic Mountain-Style House with Dark Grey Cement Fiber Siding and White Trim
- Dark Grey Siding and White Trim with Popping Yellow Front Door
- Welcoming Exterior with Dark Grey Paint, White Trim, and Dark Wood-Color Front Door
- Modern Exterior with Dark Grey Walls and White Trim
- Dark Grey Walls, White Trim, and Black Accents for Elegance
- Dark Grey Walls, White Trim, and Stone Combination
- Warm Impression from Dark Grey Exterior Walls and White Trim
- Dark Grey Home Exterior with White Trim and Soft Blue Front Door
- A Colorful Impression from the Combo of Dark Grey Textured Wall, White Trim, and Bright Blue Door
- Dark Grey Color and White Trim Combo on a Brick House with Siding Combination
- Dark Grey Exterior Paint and White Trim in a Midcentury Home Design
1. Rustic Mountain-Style House with Dark Grey Cement Fiber Siding and White Trim
Paint on the fiber cement siding: Benjamin Moore Witching Hour 2120-30
White trim: Benjamin Moore Super White OC-152
This first idea shows an image of a rustic mountain-style house located in New York. From the street view, it is quite clear that the design, as well as the choices of colors for the exterior color scheme, makes the house cozy as a living place.
As we already told you earlier, the walls you can see in the pic is fiber cement siding that looks quite similar to wood. It gets dark grey paint as the color, and it goes really well with the natural surroundings of the house.
The use of white trim in this home exterior design is not too much. However, it is enough to highlight the doors and windows there.
One interesting thing that you should not miss from this idea is that the designer of the house also added another tone that makes the color scheme even more attractive. As you can see, there is a touch of orange color from the wood beams and posts. Besides, the front door is in a wood tone too, and it is excellent for catching attention to the main entrance.
2. Dark Grey Siding and White Trim with Popping Yellow Front Door
Clapboard siding: Iron Gray Siding by JamesHardie
White trim: Benjamin Moore Intense White OC-51
Yellow door paint: Curry by California Paints
The combo between dark grey exterior paint and white trim can result in a bold look. It can get even more impressive when you add something that looks popping in the design.
Please take a look at the picture of a transitional house above. As you can see, while most of the house is in a dark grey tone, the use of white trim here is quite a lot too.
It does highlight not only the door and windows but also many other parts, including every corner of the house. It creates more visible lines that suit the transitional style quite well.
The designer took advantage of the fact that grey and white are both neutral colors that are suitable to match with any color easily. As a result, you can see some pops from the addition of a yellow door as the main entrance of the house.
This addition is just brilliant because when people pass by the house, the contrasting view resulted from the use of the three colors creates a prominence. It makes the home more noticeable.
Here is a closer look to the stunning yellow front door if you wanna know.
3. Welcoming Exterior with Dark Grey Paint, White Trim, and Dark Wood-Color Front Door
Exterior paints: Benjamin Moore Dragon’s Breath 1547, Benjamin Moore Gargoyle 1546
White trim: Benjamin Moore Cloud Cover OC-25
Many people say that the combination of dark grey exterior color and white trim tends to create a cold look, and, yes, we can say that it is true. That is why it is reasonable if some people worry that it will not make their houses look welcoming.
Do you worry about the same thing? Well, if you do, there is a trick you can do actually to avoid that.
The key is in the right choices of the front door that will help prevent the house from looking too cold. In this case, the type that we suggest you choose is available in the picture of a traditional house above. It is none other but a dark wood-color front door.
Something like this naturally has a warm and welcoming look that can help in building the exterior atmosphere cozier. The same effect is even still visible at night when you support the exterior design with the right lighting choice.
In the pic above, the one used has the yellow light. It makes the terrace area of the house looks more welcoming.
4. Modern Exterior with Dark Grey Walls and White Trim
Siding: Iron Gray Siding by JamesHardie
The use of dark grey color and white trim is, of course, suitable also to apply in modern exterior design. As a matter of fact, both of them are amazing for any house with a modern style.
Is there any specific reason for this statement? Of course, there is.
Dark grey and white are excellent for showing off the minimalist characteristic of a modern architecture, which in this case, is a house. As proof, you can see the image of a mid-size two-story modern house above.
The exterior walls of it are from clapboard siding in dark grey color. As you can see, it also has white trim framing the front door and windows.
In this exterior design, the trim looks quite simple. It matches the modern style the most that put forward function more than anything else.
5. Dark Grey Walls, White Trim, and Black Accents for Elegance
Cement siding: Iron Gray Siding by JamesHardie
Do you want to create an elegant look in your home exterior design? If yes, why don’t you try to follow the idea available in the picture of a traditional house above?
This house does not only have the combo of dark grey walls and white trim. It also has some touches of black color from the window shutters.
Overall, every color in the scheme can support each other to create an elegant look. Besides, the house also has some details that are compatible with this appearance.
A good example is the arched design of the front entry that looks quite prominent here. It looks beautiful too.
6. Dark Grey Walls, White Trim, and Stone Combination
Paint on siding: Benjamin Moore Silhouette AF-655
The combination of dark grey tone and white trim does not only make it easy for you to include a color addition in the exterior design of the house. It also creates a possibility for you to add a different type of material for creating a variation on the walls.
In the idea above, the kind of material we can see is the stone. If you need something even more specific, it is the one that has a natural grey color, which is also one of the most compatible to pair with a dark grey exterior tone, as shown in the image.
The balanced combination of the three primary colors in this home exterior design makes the house looks beautiful. Besides, it does not look too dark too, even if the walls and roofs are in dark grey tones.
7. Warm Impression from Dark Grey Exterior Walls and White Trim
Paint on siding: Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal HC-166
White trim: Benjamin Moore Super White PM-1
Some dark grey color can also create a warm impression in your home exterior design. It means grey does not always show a cool appearance only.
If you need an example, the craftsman house above is the one. As you can see, the dark grey walls here seem to have a very subtle warm undertone. It gets better because some yellow lighting is added here and there to the exterior design too.
An idea like this is perfect to choose if you want people to feel welcome whenever they see your house. Besides, it is also ideal for building up a cozy atmosphere on the exterior environment of the living place, so whenever you go home, you will feel like it is the most comfortable and safe place for you to stay.
8. Dark Grey Home Exterior with White Trim and Soft Blue Front Door
Paint on siding: Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal HC-166
Blue door paint: Benjamin Moore Dolphin’s Cove 722
If previously, we talked about creating a bold popping look by pairing the dark grey and white trim exterior with a yellow door; this time, the idea is a bit different. We found this image of a craftsman house that has a soft blue door as the pairing.
Of course, the soft blue tone here does not create any bold popping look. Although so, it is successful in becoming the main highlight of the exterior design.
When people see this house, it is guaranteed that the element catching their eyes the most is none other but the front door. If you want to achieve the same reaction, you should try this idea.
9. A Colorful Impression from the Combo of Dark Grey Textured Wall, White Trim, and Bright Blue Door
Wall paint: Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal HC-166
White trim: Dunn Edward Whisper DEW340
Blue door paint: Benjamin Moore Cool Aqua 2056-40
Here is another idea that we found, showing how the combination of dark grey exterior and white trim always looks fantastic to pair with bright colors. In this case, the tone is bright blue from the Dutch-style front door of this transitional cottage.
Please take a closer look at the walls. As you can see, it comes with a texture that erases the plainness of the blank wall. As for the door, clearly, it is the highlight of the design.
It gets even better because the white trim here becomes a frame that adds prominence to the exterior element. It makes the bright color of the door pops.
10. Dark Grey Color and White Trim Combo on a Brick House with Siding Combination
In this next idea, we want to show you about how changing the exterior color into dark grey with white trim as the accentuating tone can give the house a brand new and refreshed look. The photo above was taken before a renovation was done. As you can see, the house has brick material for the 1st story and siding for the 2nd story.
The most dominant color in this traditional house was off-white. It somehow made the house looks dull and boring.
Dark grey siding: Aged Pewter Siding by JamesHardie
Here is the image of the house after the renovation took place. You can see a huge difference, right? It looks way better now after getting the new dark grey and white trim in the color scheme.
Although the grey tone is quite dark, it has a bit of a warm undertone that creates a cozy atmosphere on the outer side of the house. It is a good point, indeed.
An interesting thing that you need to know here is that the homeowners tried their best to find a dark grey paint that has a highly similar color to the pre-painted siding and they found it. It is a Sherwin Williams paint, but unfortunately, we cannot find any information about the specific product.
11. Dark Grey Exterior Paint and White Trim in a Midcentury Home Design
Dark grey paint on siding: Benjamin Moore Graphite 1603
Lighter grey paint: Benjamin Moore Timber Wolf 1600
Green door paint: Benjamin Moore Tequila Lime 2028-30
The exterior combination of dark grey tone and white trim is suitable in almost all hone style. Here is another interesting idea that we found.
It is a midcentury home which exterior is dominated with dark grey tone on the siding. The design gets even more interesting because the designer used light gray paint on the wall near the seating area as the pairing.
In this midcentury home, the front door looks terrific, too, even if it is not framed with white trim. It has a lime green color that is always ready to catch the attention of the passerby.
Those are the eleven most remarkable ideas of a dark grey house with white trim that we found for you. What do you think about them? Is there any that catches your attention?
From all the inspirational photos that we have shared with you in the post above, we can say that the combination of dark grey exterior and white trim does not always stand alone. It means you can include an extra element and even and some additional colors to make the design more attractive.
No matter how the combination that you choose, the dark grey tone in this idea is ideal for creating a gorgeous, bold, and fresh look to the outer part of your house. The pairing of it with white trim can even produce some crisp that can make your home look even more stunning.
Before we close this post, there is one more thing that we want you to consider before choosing the exterior color combination of dark grey and white trim for your house. It is none other but the climate in your area.
Dark grey, or any other dark tones, tends to absorb heat, including also the sun’s radiant energy. It means that it can affect the temperature inside the house.
If it is okay for you or if you can design the home interior to have a cooler temperature, then there will never be any problem. On the contrary, if you think that it is not a good idea, it seems that you must reconsider the option.