Here is a post I wrote about choosing paint colors
One other thing, the taupe looks great with a bright white trim for the moldings and frames.
Hope this is helpful, if I can do anything further for you, please feel free to let me know.
Coldwell Banker HPW
Neutrals are the safest choice when you are selling your home. Taupe, beige, off white, linen and maybe soft greens. Designer saturated colors are the trend in home decorating right now but I don't recommend any strong color unless it is in a small room like a bathroom or possibly a dining room (dining rooms are a great place to add drama). If your cabinets are white then a strong color may be a good choice for the kitchen. But remember, many buyers will not tour homes that have a lot of taste specific paint color.
I also recommend using a low VOC or no VOC paint which will give you a "green" feature to add to the marketing of your home. I like the Sherwin Williams no VOC paint because you can get it in any of their color choices and it gives exceptional coverage.
First of all, the colors should be in keeping with the style of the home.
Second, the colors should be "universal" so that buyers can "picture" themselves in the home. If a room is painted a bold purple or pink, for example, it might limit buyers who would feel those colors would go with their existing furniture and decor. In other words, you want to minimize the buyer's objections, and minimize the amount of "perceived" work that the buyer will have. If they can move in and enjoy, you will attract more buyers than if buyers feel they have to repaint before moving in.
In that regard, the popular colors we see are soft greens, yellows and tans.
In bedrooms soft and soothing colors are recommended such as beiges, soft greens, etc. The thought being that a bedroom should be a calm, tranquil room.
If you want to make a bolder statement, paint one wall a contrasting, bolder accent color rather than painting the whole room that color.
Light colors will help a room appear larger.
Dark colors will fade more over time, and show flaws and defects more than light colors.
We hope that is helpful.
Fran and Rowena