What color should I paint my home to sell?
There are style and color differences based on geographic areas, so consider the style of home. If your home was a modern condo or had a contemporary style, some bolder colors would be appropriate for the style of home, and home buyers would welcome bolder colors. Homes with vaulted ceilings and large rooms can show off bolder colors well. Even so, I would stay away from colors that are so unique and stylized that they won't be enjoyed by the general buyer.
Don't forget about your target buyer. For example, if it is a home in a retirement community, use lighter tones. With a starter home, modern neutral colors will be a fresh difference from what we fondly call “builder beige”.
Choose a color and tone that harmonizes with your existing wood, carpet or tile surfaces. People may think that all neutral paints are similar, but each has an undertone — from pink to gray — and choosing the wrong one can get you off on the wrong note! Take the time to get large paper samples or buy a sample of paint and paint a large area to make sure the tone is perfect.
Some great neutrals I recommend frequently are from Sherwin Williams;
SW6106 – Kilm Beige – a nice warm wall color – safe if you are afraid of going to bold, but gives a nice contrast with white trim
SW6108 – Latte - a bolder beige – one of Sherwin Williams top sellers
SW6127 – Ivoire – a nice rich yellowy beige – sunny and warm (Blonde is just a bit darker in this and I love it as well!)
SW6169 – Sedate Gray – a sagey greenish gray
The right paint color helps coordinate your flooring, trim and architecture and create a beautiful background for your furnishing and decor. These neutrals provide a wonderful palette — and would never be considered boring. Make sure when you're choosing paint, it creates a warm, inviting and beautiful environment. Paint has incredible power – and never needs to be boring!
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