The Magic of COLOR

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Home Stager with Debra's Designs Home Staging & Redesign

TOO MUCH COLOR? WON'T PAINT? WHAT DO WE DO?

family room before

This week we had the challenge of a house with strong color and a seller that was willing to paint only one wall! Now what? Understanding the diminished marketability due to the intense red, white, and blue the home seller still did not want to paint.

kitchen view before

The solution will be to neutralize the color by balancing it with strong contrasting colors that are strategically spread around the room. This will do two things:   

1) it will diffuse the impact of color

 2) it will create a fluid path for the eye to follow

family room after

kitchen view after

In this house we carried the red from the Dining Room through the white halls and into the Blue Living Room so that the eye does not jet from room to room, but flows seamlessly in a logical path to introduce each room to the buyer.

dining rm before

 

dining rm after 

If there are strong colors in a home, you must understand that buyers do not want to have to paint any more than you would want to paint in your next house. Carefully consider your home as a product to be marketed. The more easily the buyer can move in, the more quickly one will receive an offer.

  

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Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
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wow!  that looks GREAT, Tammy.....good call!

Aug 03, 2010 05:26 AM #1
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Lottie Kendall
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Very interesting--you did a great job given the circumstances.

Aug 03, 2010 05:27 AM #2
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Li Read
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Thanks for this excellent tip...I am going to suggest this to the red walls owner in one of my listings!

Aug 03, 2010 05:30 AM #3
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Chris Alston
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I agree with Lottie, pretty interesting stuff!  Never really thought about it.  :)

Aug 03, 2010 05:36 AM #4
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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
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It's always a challenge when the seller doesn't want to paint out those vivid colors. Well done. It's always great to break it up with color blocking.

Aug 03, 2010 12:50 PM #5
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Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Tammy,

It's great you were able to rise above the challenge!  Excellent choice in your artwork and the improvement of the furniture placement.

Aug 03, 2010 01:46 PM #7
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Beth Lester
Beth Lester Designs - Torrance, CA
Home Staging & Interior Decorating

I'd say this is a case of "If you have lemons, make lemonade."  Very well done.

 

P.S.  I love the background flowers on your blog.

Aug 04, 2010 05:32 AM #9
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Patsy Overton
Patsy Overton Interiors, Atlanta, Georgia - Duluth, GA

You certainly did the best you could with what you had to work with.  I like your strategy of spreading the strong colors around the room.  It will be interesting to see how the buyers respond.

Aug 04, 2010 05:45 AM #10
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Judy Colburn
ProStaged Homes - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Glendora, San Dimas Covina, Home Staging

How sad that the seller won't listen to you. They're limiting their buyer pool by not investing in toning down the bold color. You did a wonderful job of dispursing the blue and carrying the red around the area. It looks much better but it will be interesting to see how quickly the house sells.

Aug 04, 2010 06:11 AM #11
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

Boy you were faced with a challenge! Painting the side wall white definitely helped to offset the blue. Good job with what you had to work with.

Aug 07, 2010 05:56 AM #12
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Mary Lou Teague
HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC - Knoxville, TN
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AWESOME.. you have done a great job here, taking the buyers eye away from the color of the walls. Congrats on a job well done..this is what staging is all about...

Aug 09, 2010 01:17 AM #13
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