Following is an UPDATE of My BLOG I Posted by Fred Jannino on 01/08/2009 10:05 AM Which Incorporates some NEW FAVE COLORS!
Interior Paint Color Choices Can Make A Huge Impact On Selling Your Home
Here are just some suggestions from a painting contractor's point of view that could help sellers SELL their homes. There are a plethora of color choices (my design coordinator says she dreams about paint chips in her sleep!). In my previous post I stated I prefer AURA paints by Benjamin Moore not only for their better adherence, durability, and low voc factor - but the Affinity Pallette and Benjamin Moore/Pottery Barn Colors seem to strike a chord here on the South Shore and in the Northeast. You can even use matte finishes in baths and kitchens due to it's mold and mildew restistance. The following are colors that my design coordinator has chosen from Benjamin Moore:
KEEP IT SIMPLE! NEUTRAL COLORS APPEAL TO MOST BUYERS:
Lighten Up with Nice Light Toned Nuetrals/Beiges/Sands/Creams/Yellows:Lychee #AF-40 - Etiquette #AF-50 - Frappe #AF-85 - Battenburg #AF-70 - Jicama #AF-315 - Flawless #AF-320
FOR 2010 add these colors to the above list: HUSH #AF-95 (A CLIENT AND OUR FAVORITE ALL-AROUND NEUTRAL COLOR) - Ylang Ylang AF-305 - Flawless AF-320 - Subtle AF-310 - For Those who want to stay SAFE and MUST paint everything WHITE - go for Seashell #926 in MATTE finish and then paint the trim in Semi-gloss for a subtle but noticeable difference - when you paint EVERYTHING in semi-gloss or eggshell it just screams I DO NOT CARE and is a turn-off to buyers...if you care about your property then so will potential buyers!
GO GREEN bringing the indoors in (Green is not just for St Patrick's Day)- These colors look especially nice in Masterbaths where there is a lot of white tile/sink/baths etc :
Spa #AF-435 - Grasshopper #AF-415 - Windchime #AF-465
BEACHY blues that work especially well for homes here on the South Shore. The darker blues (noted by astericks (*)look best in larger rooms with lots of light (provided by banks of windows and french doors) and lots of woodwork - especially built-ins and crown moulding when painted in a bright white shade:
Crystalline #AF-485-Tranquility #AF-490-Serenta #AF-535-Exhale #AF-515-Lucerne #AF-530 (*)
AND OUR TOP PICKS from the Benjamin Moore Pottery Barn Colors Collection for Spring 2009:Montgomery White #HC-33 / Simply White #OC-117 / Mascarpone #AF-20 / Edgecomb Gray #HC-173 - Quincy Tan #HC-25 / Truffle #AF-130 / Wish #AF-680 / Hawthorne Yellow # HC-4 / Shades of Spring #537 / Old Navy #2063-10 / New York State of Mind #805 (really wish this was not the name of this shade being a Red Sox Fan and all - but the color is right on if you are looking for a rich navy blue).