Staging FAQ’s- Should I Just Paint Everything White?

Reblogger Roy Kelley
Real Estate Agent with Realty Group Referrals 16766

Neutral does not necessarily equal white or beige (or boring).  In fact, all white can be considered distracting and detracting.  White can make a house appear cold unless done right.

Original content by Kathy Streib

Don’t touch that paint brush...yet!

 

This is one of the top questions a seller will ask a Stager on a Stagingstaging and paint colors Consultation... “Should I  paint all the walls white?”

 

 You see Staging Consultations aren’t just about moving furniture around or telling you what to get rid of.  Our Staging Consultations are like a blueprint or guide to getting your home in “Market Ready” condition.

 

Assisting you with paint choices is just one of the many services included.  

 

So.....what about the white?  When Stagers suggest a neutral palette it is not with the hope of selling white (or beige) paint.  

The purpose of going neutral is to remove anything that could distract a buyer from seeing the possibilities of your house.  

 

Neutral does not necessarily equal white or beige (or boring).  In fact, all white can be considered distracting and detracting.  White can make a house appear cold unless done right.

 

A neutral color ...

-will not offend the Buyer.  

-will allow and even enhance the architecture.

- lets the room be the star of the show.

-acts like a frame for the room.  

-can actually help highlight a structural feature.

 

A neutral paint color can range from warm to cool... light to dark.

 

Here are just a few of my favorites:

Himalayan Trek 1542 -Benjamin Moore

Hush AF-95- Benjamin Moore

Gray Mirage- Benjamin Moore

Sparrow- Benjamin Moore

Safari Vest- Behr

 

Neutrals can range from soft shades  to darker and warmer colors.   They range from yellows through purples to greens.  



Before you pick up the paintbrush, call us- Room Service Home Staging- and ask for our Staging Consultation.  

 Kathy Streib 

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Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
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Hi Roy.  Kathy is quite correct with this post about choosing paint colors.

May 24, 2016 07:55 PM #1
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Gita Bantwal
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Kathy always provides good tips and advice on staging . Thanks for the reblog.

May 24, 2016 08:25 PM #2
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by Kathy Streib

May 24, 2016 09:46 PM #3
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WOw, you sure are all over the blog roll today Roy...busy bee!

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My Monday morning scheduled blog and reblogs were not posted. If you have scheduled blogs or reblogs you might need to manually post them.

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