Other than the cozy and welcoming ambiance, when talking about farmhouse exterior paint colors, the first thing that comes to your mind is possibly white shades. From time to time, white is still a popular choice for this design style even until now.
However, is it the only possible option you can choose when you have a farmhouse exterior design? Of course, it is not.
You must know that there are some other most attractive and recommended paint color options available for the farmhouse exterior. It is the information that we want to share with you here.
In the following, we will give you the list of paint colors suitable for use in the farmhouse exterior style. We will also include some product examples to better overview how each shade can create the most attractive look to the home design.
Read further to know all the options.
- White as The Easiest and Most Effective Choice for Farmhouse Exterior Paint
- Warm Shades of White to Bring a Warm and Welcoming Visual to Farmhouse Exterior
- A More Stylish Look with Gray
- Greige: A Cozier Option Than Other Regular Grays
- Brown for an Ultimate Coziness in the Farmhouse Exterior
- Sage Green: A Refreshing and Soft Look for a Farmhouse Exterior
- Red for a Stunning Farmhouse Exterior
- Create a stunning, Stylish Farmhouse Exterior with Black Paint
- BONUS: Farmhouse Exterior with Blue Prefinished Siding
1. White as The Easiest and Most Effective Choice for Farmhouse Exterior Paint
If you are not sure about what to choose and you do not want to gamble on other colors, white is the easiest choice that you should pick. As we already mentioned previously, white is suitable to call the ultimate selection for the farmhouse exterior.
White contains the neutral value that matches the farmhouse style quite the most. At the same time, it can also give a refreshing visual that will be nice for the house’s curb appeal.
Sherwin Williams Shoji White SW 7042
This picture shows the first product of white paint color for farmhouse exterior that you can look at as an example. It is Shoji White SW 7042.
As you can see, the white paint color used here matches the modern farmhouse bungalow’s medium size. It does not make the building look small.
There are several points about the whole color scheme that we want you to pay more attention to here. Of course, the most prominent one is the pairing between the white-painted siding with other exterior elements.
It looks compatible with the white porch rail, which looks like it has a slightly different shade. It even goes well together with the stained wood front door and mailbox. These two wooden items even add extra attractiveness to the refreshing and simple white wall design.
The white paint color here also looks fine when paired with the reclaimed brick material for the foundation and lower parts of the columns. In this case, the neutralness of white is the one that we should be thankful for.
Sherwin Williams Pure White SW 7005
Here is another paint color example that we want you to take a look at. It still comes from the same manufacturer, which is Sherwin Williams. The name of the shade is Pure White SW 7005.
For us, this next exterior example looks so attractive and elegant. This visual is caused by the combination of white-painted wall siding, white trim, and white metal roof.
As a match, wood stain is used for the double front door and windows. Other than that, there is also a medium-tone wood floor.
There is still one thing connected directly with the white wall in this farmhouse exterior if you look closely. It is none other than the shutters.
Especially for this element, it is not painted in white because doing so will only make it invisible in the design. The color used here is Benjamin Moore Wales Gray 1585, which is a very light gray.
The selection of this color for the window shutters here is excellent. It provides a slight contrast without looking too bold or even overpowering.
Dulux White Wing
This picture shows an entirely different example of the use of white paint in a farmhouse exterior. Before knowing the difference, you must know first that the product used here is White Wing by Dulux.
We mentioned it to be different from this exterior design because the white paint color here is paired with a black frame for the glass doors and windows. The contrast combination of both creates a significant modern feel to the building.
To create a balance, the designer also adds some wooden accents, as you can see on the ceiling, beams, and the door at one side of the house. This addition also makes the house look cozier when seen from outside.
2. Warm Shades of White to Bring a Warm and Welcoming Visual to Farmhouse Exterior
If you pay close attention to all the examples that we include in the previous subheading, you will notice that all-white shades look pure and clean. This next part will still talk about white paint colors that you can use in farmhouse exterior design. However, this time we will focus on a different category, which is warm whites.
We decided to create a different color category for these shades because they make a somewhat different visual to the farmhouse exterior. They tend to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Of course, some coziness is visible there too.
There is also an interesting fact that you must know about this color category. It is that the warm whites are used quite a lot in residence with farmhouse styles.
Sherwin Williams Drift of Mist SW 9166
Here is the first example. In this modern farmhouse exterior, the wall paint used is Drift of Mist SW 9166.
Instead of using black frames, the designer chooses brown for the doors and windows. Something like this is an excellent match for the warm and welcoming visual from the use of warm white paint. At the same time, it also still creates a contrast look to build a modern feel to the farmhouse residence.
The same idea is also applied to the timber beams. The natural brown color comes from SW 3134 Weathered Teak.
Overall, the combination of the warm white wall paint and other shades in this home exterior design is nice to see. It makes the house look beautiful and welcoming enough to make people feel like coming inside it.
Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17
Compared to the precious paint product, this one’s a bit different because it looks warmer because of the creamy undertone. FYI, the product is White Dove OC-17.
As the wall paint pair, you can see that there is a black color from the front door, columns, and windows. These details make the house also obtain a modern feel, although it is not that strong because the warm white shade is very dominating.
From the same exterior design, there are some other details that we like too. Those include the brown roof and the yellow natural stone details on the garage exterior walls.
The reason why we think that these are good details is that it looks compatible with the warm white wall paint. Together they create a perfect welcoming ambiance in the farmhouse exterior.
Before moving to the next product example, we want to show you another example using the same White Dove paint color. From this, we can find several differences.
When you see the picture above, you may notice that the wall paint color looks slightly different from the one shown in the previous example. The fact is that the product used here is the same.
If that is so, why does it look different in the picture? Please do not get confused because the causal factors can vary, including when the photo is taken, the natural lighting, and even possibly the editing process of the picture itself.
The other difference is that the farmhouse residence looks more traditional than the previous one with modern detail. Although so, it still looks gorgeous in its more conventional design.
Another difference is the use of secondary wall paint. As you can see, this farmhouse residence has warm white wall paint and red.
The garage is the specific part we meant here. The red color used as the pair for the White Dove paint is Benjamin Moore Cottage Red PM-15. It adds a classic and bold vision to the overall exterior look of the house.
Benjamin Moore China White OC-141
Here is another example of a conventional farmhouse residence with a warm white paint color on the exterior walls. The product used here is China White OC-141.
The warm undertone of this wall paint may not be strong. However, as you can see in the picture, it can still emit the cozy and welcoming ambiance seen outside the house.
We particularly love how the wall color of this house is paired with the light grey roof. The tone seems to emit warm visuals, too, and that is why it looks compatible with the paint applied on the board and batten material.
Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117
This small farmhouse bungalow looks amazingly gorgeous with Simply White OC-117 as the warm white wall paint. FYI, the same shade is also used for the trim in this design.
We love how it is paired with the door paint color, Benjamin Moore Azores AF-495. This green paint color has a visible gray undertone that supports the coziness visual from the use of the warm white paint color on the wall.
Sherwin Williams Natural Choice SW 7011
The next example that we want to show you is Natural Choice SW 7011. Its application is the one you can see in the picture of a modern farmhouse residence above.
This one looks even warmer than the previous examples. If being asked about the color category, it seems highly similar to linen-white shade.
The application of this paint color on the board and batten exterior above is just unique. It is not merely about how warm and welcoming the shade is but also about the pairing between it and other tones in the scheme.
For example, there is the seemingly beige metal roof. Other than that, there are also some wood color details, including the pergola, beams, shutters, and garage doors. These details are compatible with the warm impression from the use of the wall paint color.
The exciting thing you must notice from this design is that the designer chooses black instead of another warm tone for the windows, doors, and balcony. It is excellent to do not only for adding a modern touch but also for avoiding the house from looking uncomfortably too warm.
3. A More Stylish Look with Gray
Other than white, gray is another paint color that is used quite often in farmhouse exterior design. The best thing about it is that it can also create a stylish look no matter whether the residence tends to look traditional or modern.
Gray is also a neutral color. That is why you can pair it with any other shades to create a more attractive look on the design.
Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray SW 7029
Gray paint colors are also available in many shades, from light to dark tones. The Agreeable Gray SW 7029 paint color that you can see being used in the farmhouse residence in the picture is an example.
A choice like this is suitable to pick when you want the house to be gray but does not want it to look too dark. It also looks nice in its simple yet stylish look after being applied to the residence.
Particularly for the house, you can see in the picture; it has bronze color from the windows, doors, fascia, and gutters. Although its portion is relatively small in this design, it still contributes to the stylish visual of the building.
Sherwin Williams Steely Gray 7664
If you want another stylish example of gray paint for a farmhouse-style residence, you can take a look at this urban farmhouse exterior picture. The product used here is known to be Steely Gray SW 7664.
Compared to the previous example, this one looks darker. It looks nice being paired with Sherwin Williams Fleur de Sel SW 7666 as the trim color.
Another thing that we like about this exterior design is the timber details from the beams and columns. The natural color of the wood is the one that adds a cozy impression to the neutral gray house.
4. Greige: A Cozier Option Than Other Regular Grays
Gray paint colors are the same as the whites in that some warm alternatives are also available for you to pick for the farmhouse exterior. From many warmer shades of gray, greige is undeniably the more popular one in recent years.
With the combination of gray and beige, greige paint color can boost the farmhouse exterior’s cozy look. It even shows the welcoming visual that can create a particular comforting sensation to whoever sees the residence.
Benjamin Moore London Fog 1541
The first greige paint color example we want you to know is London Fog 1541. It is a light gray paint color with a strong beige undertone that finally results in the warmer look on the house.
In the picture above, the greige paint is used on the lap siding and the trim. It is reasonable that both of the elements look like they have the same color.
Overall, this farmhouse exterior tends to show simple coziness. The stained wood front door looks excellently contrasted and creates a welcoming effect to the house.
Last but not least, we love how the greige paint color is paired with the gray roof. The roof adds a neutral touch that does not make the house looks too warm.
Sherwin Williams Summit Grey SW 7669
This next example is simply stunning. From it, you can see that greige can also create a stunning look when paired with black.
The house’s body in this exterior is painted in Summit Grey SE 7669. Some other parts, such as the garage doors, front door, and windows, are in black. Unfortunately, we did not find any information about the paint colors used for these elements.
The sure thing is that the house looks very stylish with such a color combination. Although the black hue only comes in a smaller portion compared to the greige paint, it is useful in enhancing the house’s style value.
Another thing that we cannot skip from this design is the use of yellow lighting in both the exterior and interior of the house. When it gets dark, something like this can help create a welcoming visual in the farmhouse design.
Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray SW 7044
Here is another fantastic example of a greige farmhouse exterior that we found for you. The best thing about this one is that there are several greige shades used at once here.
The first is none other but the most dominant paint color, the Amazing Gray SW 7044. FYI, it is also the same paint color used for the garage doors.
Another greige paint used here is visible on the bump-out part of the house. It is Sherwin Williams Anonymous SW 7046.
Lastly, you can take a look at the front door and brick details of the house. They got Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze SW 7048 for the color.
Some other details are added to the design to avoid the too-monotonous look because of the greige shades’ use. Those include the white trim and the timber shutters and fence.
Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Gray SW 7019
This next example also shows a multi-tone farmhouse exterior design. The most dominant color used here is the Gauntlet Gray SW 7019. It is a dark gray shade with a slight beige undertone.
Other than that, there is also the lighter gray color used in this transitional farmhouse exterior. It is Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray SW 7029.
This house looks even more attractive because some other colors come from different elements included in the design. Those include the light tone timber and the yellow natural stone.
5. Brown for an Ultimate Coziness in the Farmhouse Exterior
In both exterior and interior design, brown is the ultimate cozy paint color that is always recommended. The same idea is also applied when we talk about farmhouse residences.
The more important thing is that brown is also a color that looks warm and inviting. This fact is suitable to the characteristics of the farmhouse residence itself.
Benjamin Moore Northwood Brown 1000
From many brown available shades, the dark one is quite recommended when it comes to a farmhouse-style exterior. You can see an example of it in the picture above.
The siding material of this residence is colored by using Northwood Brown 1000 paint color. As you can see, it looks rather dark.
When you are interested in using such a dark paint color as this, you can use the design examples in the picture to avoid the house from looking too dark from outside. The first is by using white for the trim color.
Another suggestion that you can follow is using light and refreshing colors for the front door. In the picture, the blue door is colored with Benjamin Moore Yarmouth Blue HC-150.
6. Sage Green: A Refreshing and Soft Look for a Farmhouse Exterior
Green is undeniably a refreshing color. It is also an option that is suitable to use for farmhouse exterior paint.
You must know that not all shades of green are right to use in this exterior style. In this case, we can say that sage is one of the best.
We said so is that sage is the shade that has the softness needed for the comfortable visual of a farmhouse exterior design.
Benjamin Moore Sage Mountain 1488
An example of the paint color you can choose in this case is the Sage Mountain 1488. It is a sage green color with a strong beige undertone.
In the design that you see in the picture, you may notice two different shades used. The sage green is used to color the board and batten, which is also the most dominant material in the exterior.
Another shade used here is Benjamin Moore Winterwood 1486. You can see it in the lap siding of the modern farmhouse residence.
Another small detail that we love about this farmhouse exterior is the use of the red front door. FYI, red is a color that goes well with green. That is why the red door here looks nice, side-by-side with the sage green walls.
7. Red for a Stunning Farmhouse Exterior
Although neutral and earthy shades are the more recommended options for farmhouse exterior, it does not mean that you cannot choose a paint color outside those categories. An example that we want to share with you here is red.
Red is a paint color that can create a stunning farmhouse exterior. Besides, it somehow reminds us of the silo or barn that we often find at the farm.
Sherwin Williams Bolero SW 7600
Please take a look at this farmhouse exterior design. It results from a remodeling project in which the outdated white siding is painted with a stunning Bolero SW 7600 red shade.
The most significant pair for the paint is white, as shown in several elements in the design. Those include the trim, windows, rail, columns, and even stairs.
The classic combination between the red and white shades looks bold and gorgeous. The charcoal roof shingles make the color scheme even more stunning.
Cabot Barn Red
Another example of the red paint color you can choose for your farmhouse exterior is Barn Red by Cabot as shown in the picture. It is a semi-solid stain color.
Compared to the previous red paint, this one has a darker and richer visual that makes the exterior look even bolder. The design shown in the picture looks more attractive because the red siding is paired with black paint for the door, windows, and trim.
8. Create a stunning, Stylish Farmhouse Exterior with Black Paint
It may sound unusual, but black is a paint color you can also use in the farmhouse exterior. It can create a bold, stunning, and stylish visual at the same time.
Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron 2124-10
Wrought Iron 2124-10 is the first black paint color example that you can consider. You can see how it looks in the picture above.
From this pic, there is a fascinating idea that we want to tell you. It is related to the trick you can do to create a cozy visual, although you use black and the paint color for the farmhouse exterior.
The idea that we meant is by choosing a medium tone wood material for the front door to enhance the cozy feel as done in the pick. We do not recommend the darker shade because the black paint itself is already dark and dominates the whole design.
The use of the gray metal roof here is also interesting. It avoids the monotonous dark look that may result when the roofing color chosen is dark, like black or charcoal.
Benjamin Moore Black Panther 2125-10
Another black paint you can consider is Black Panther 2125-10. Compared to the previous example, this one is darker.
Now let us talk a bit about the house shown in the picture. Here, there is also a trick that you can follow if you want to add coziness in the farmhouse exterior dominated by black color.
If previously, you were suggested only to use a medium tone front door, this time, the idea is even more significant. It is by adding a lighter color in the facade as a pair for the black paint.
As you can see in the picture, the front part of this farmhouse residence is adorned with white color. FYI, the paint product used here is Benjamin Moore White Heron OC-57.
The addition of this white hue does not merely create a classic black and white design. It also makes the facade of the house look more welcoming. It gets even better because the white paint also has a slightly warm look in it.
Benjamin Moore Onyx 2133-10
If you compare this Onyx 2133-10 black paint with the previous two examples, we can simply say that this one looks sharper. It can be a perfect choice for creating a more stylish farmhouse exterior.
An example of how it looks is available in the picture. The black paint dominates the design with white as the combination.
The design consistency in this farmhouse building is seen clearly from the roofing choice chosen to match the house’s black body. The designer decides dark tone shingles that match the black paint quite the most.
9. BONUS: Farmhouse Exterior with Blue Prefinished Siding
Blue can be said to be another good option to pick for a farmhouse exterior, especially the one that is meant to have a modern look in it. The darker shades are even better because they can make the house look more relaxing from the outside.
Unfortunately, we were having difficulties in finding some paint color examples to be included in this post. As a replacement, we will show you some examples of prefinished siding material with blue shades that you can choose as alternatives.
James Hardie Boothbay Blue
This farmhouse exterior contains the first example of the prefinished blue siding of all the three we want to share with you. It is none other but Boothbay Blue by James Hardie.
Compared to the other two next examples, this one is the lightest. It is suitable to pick when you prefer something brighter than darker.
From the design example shown in the picture, we do not only love that the prefinished blue siding looks nice being paired with the white trim. We also like the addition of a coral front door because it seems to pop attractively.
James Hardie Evening Blue
This next prefinished blue siding material is known as the Evening Blue by James Hardie. Compared to the previous one, it looks a bit darker with a more visible gray undertone.
It does not only look good being paired with white trim. As you can see in the picture, it also looks lovely when combined with other dark-colored materials, such as the charcoal shingles and dark-stained wood material on the stoop area.
James Hardie Deep Ocean
The last but not least example is called the Deep Ocean by James Hardie. This one is the darkest among all.
The dark hue that it has creates an elegant look on the farmhouse exterior. When paired with white trim as done in the picture, it will create a stunning contrast that can enhance the house’s attractiveness.
What do you think about all of the attractive and recommended farmhouse exterior paint colors that we shared with you in this post? They are all interesting, right? Hopefully, you will not get confused about which one to choose because all of them look fabulous.
To avoid confusion in choosing the right exterior paint color for your farmhouse residence, you can ask yourself what you want the most. We already shared every detail of information that we know about the visual effect you will get from each paint color. You can use that as a guide.