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How To Choose Paint Colors To Sell Your Home

Are you downsizing or relocating to a new city in 2020? There are lots of tips out there advising sellers on how to make their home appealing to prospective buyers. On the top of the list is the interior color palette. Don’t let your home sit stagnant on the market because of some questionable paint choices. Here is our color guide to getting the most for your investment.

Avoid Dark Colors

While you love your dramatic dark chocolate living room, others may think it feels too cave like. Lighten up dark rooms as much as possible so rooms appear spacious.

Rugo Raff Architects
Photo by Rugo/ Raff Ltd. Architects

That bright turquoise accent wall in the kitchen looks great with your retro dining chairs however possible buyers will not appreciate your bold choice. Paint feature walls the same color as the rest room.

Photo by Gacek Design Group, Inc. 

Remove Wallpaper

Wallpaper has enjoyed a renaissance over the last few years and as a designer it is a favorite design tool. When selling a house though, you are better off taking down the wallpaper and painting. The only exception may be in the powder room especially if it is a current pattern trend and is in excellent condition.

Thibaut Wallpaper
Thibaut

Stick to Neutrals

It’s good practice to stick to a neutral scheme throughout. The goal is to create a blank canvas so people can envision themselves living there. A neutral palette doesn’t necessarily mean white walls though. Depending on your furnishings choose either shades of gray or taupe for an updated look.

Neutral master bedroom

Mr. H says: A new home means new beginnings-Enjoy!

Five stunning shades of orange

Orange is an intense, livable color that shouldn’t be relegated to just Halloween.   Orange is a blend of yellow and red that can range from the softest peach to a hot cayenne.   Research suggests that orange stimulates activity and appetite and encourages socialization.  Since it pairs beautifully with other colors it can be used to create any number of stylish iterations.

In this Folly Beach house, we used Sherwin Williams Tangerine in a satin finish on the wood ship lap walls of the guest bedroom.

J. Rhodes Interior Design

A light and bright kitchen. Cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore’s White Dove look crisp against orange-red Fire Dance walls.

Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore Soft Pumpkin

Benjamin Moore

Farrow & Ball Charlotte’s Locks

Farrow & Ball

If an entire orange room seems daunting try an accent walls for a burst of color.  Sherwin Williams Coral Reef

Sherwin Williams

Mr. H says: Orange is the happiest color in the world-Enjoy!