Choosing the Right Wall Color
January 26, 2010
When preparing your home to sell, the color you choose to paint your walls can play a big part in the overall salability of the home. Most home buyers are looking for a place that is move-in ready. If you’ve painted the living room walls bright orange, you might lose buyers who would be genuinely interested in the property if it weren’t for the paint.
Professional home stagers usually recommend warm, neutral colors for homes. This year, beiges, olives, creams and soft yellows are popular colors for home buyers. Choose a palette that is not too bland, but is also not too bold.
Take room size into account. Paint the bathroom a lighter cream or yellow, creating the illusion of space. The living room and other larger spaces will do better with darker, warmer shades to make them feel cozy and inviting.
Think about how potential buyers will see and feel your home as they walk through the house. Make sure the colors flow gracefully from room to room. You can make ceiling colors and trim the same warm off-white throughout the house to give it a professional finished look.
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