When you are driving around, you may notice there are a LOT of white houses have suddenly been popping up around your neighborhood for the last few years. I often see it with a contrasting dark trim like black or brown.
This trend is growing in popularity, and I want to explore if this white house house with black trim is a trend we will see gone in a decade, or is it here to stay as a classic exterior design choice.
Once upon a time, I wanted to paint our house white with black contrasting trim, but I realized it was too of big a change for something that I could change my mind on in a few years.
Are White Houses with Black Trim Popular?
Absolutely! Look on social media, or around your neighborhood and you’ll see how popular the combination of white house exterior with black trim has become.
The styles attached to the house may be part of a fast growing trend, but white and black is a classic contrasting duo that will not go out of style.
When researching white houses with black trim, the most popular style seems to be farmhouse style, but this color combination can be great for many different style of houses.
White Houses with Black Trim Examples
Thinking about painting your house white or on a new build? Keep Scrolling to see some examples of white houses with black trim that I love!
There are many different styles, sizes, accenting features that go along with each of these white houses with black trim. I’m sure you will find one that speaks to you.
Single Story White House with Black Trim
First, This white house with black window trim is in my town. I love the different styles of the board and batten and brick layered together. It’s a nice touch with the black accents.
White House with Black Trim Farmhouse Style
Next, we have this house plan from Architectural Designs. This Modern Farmhouse Design used to be my ideal house design, but not so much anymore.
That doesn’t mean it is not still an absolutely gorgeous example of white house with black windows. I especially love the wood posts on the porch.
White House with Black Trim and Wood Accents
Kathleen Field of Lindsey Hill Interiors is responsible for this Modern European Cottage Inspired Home. It is absolutely stunning with the swooped angles and wood accents against the white brick and black windows and doors.
If I were entertaining a new build, this would be a design I would strongly consider it.
White Brick House with Black Trim
Remington Avenue has the dreamiest white brick house ever. It is a French Country Modern Inspired Home build. She used a custom creamy white masonry paint for the brick.
My favorite is the black standard grid then criss cross detail above it on the large windows. I love the porch lights, too.
Small White House with Black Window Trim
How cute is this little Beach Bungalow? The black dutch door is just darling. This single story white house is an example of a small white house. I love all the black details from the roof and gutters to the window trim and door.
Modern White House with Black Accents
Here’s an example of an ultra modern white house exterior with black accents. This is the style my husband would probably like if we were going to build a new house. I do like the black door and garage and the stone detailing on the pillars.
Historic Exterior White House with Black Trim
Photo Credit: vintagegirlstudios
I wanted to include this picture of Castle Hill Inn to show how a historic style can have white with black trim on a house. This style of house has my heart. I like to think the white house black trim trend can work even on a historic style home.
No matter the style of house you have or prefer to have, the white house black trim seems to work well on most house styles.
Whether there are black accents on the door or black window trim, or wood accents, white and black is a classic pairing that will not go out of style.
The popular colors for painting a house white seem to be White House: Alabaster by Sherwin Williams and Black Trim: Tricorn Black.
When building a house, you can choose to purchase black windows over the traditional white vinyl. They are about 15% more expensive for black vinyl while black aluminum clad windows are even more expensive.
If you are wondering whether it’s a good idea for your home, I say go for it!