Bone, Wise Owl or Parisian Taupe (beige, gray, taupe) with Swiss Coffee (white) are popular choices. If you are having a professional paint the home, ask them what colors they see are commonly being chosen.
If you hire a pro painter, they may also suggest subtle color changes to give more dimension to the rooms.
Personally unless you have a historic home or one with a very distinct style (such as a Victorian or Eichler), stay away from the "Historic Homes of Distinction"-in my opinion the colors are too strong and trendy-meaning they can easily make the home look dated as soon as next year.
Tastes change with time. You see this with appliances. The manufactures put quite a bit of effort into finding colors which appeal to current buyers. Looking at the most recent catalogs can give you an idea what colors some people are betting money on.
Juliana Lee, MBA LLB
Top 3 agent nationwide at Keller Williams Realty
Over 20 years experience
Over 1,000 home sales completed
Intero Real Estate
518 N. Santa Cruz Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030
In my past experience as a designer and color consultant, pop into your local KM store and flip through the "Historic LIfestyles of the West" brochure. It will give you some great combinations in the color and hue that your looking for with our to much guess work. If you have any other question, please feel free to drop me a line at http://www.davidorozcoassoc.com.
David Orozco Associates
In general light, neutral colors work best.
Homes that appear bright, generally have the best market appeal.
I recommend that you make an appointment with your REALTOR to view the interior of your home to get the best answer to your question.