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Colors That Can Boosts The Value Of Your Home

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Do you know that paint has a greater impact on buyers and can serve as a powerful tool for attracting prospective bidders? Home sellers are advised to paint your home before listing their properties. But trends may change over time which is why it's worthwhile to consider what tints are most favorable with would-be buyers. Desirable colors help future buyers envision themselves living in the space. To check out how your home might look with a new color, some paint companies offer digital tools that can upload your photos and apply different paint shades to the rooms.



Even front doors make an impression on prospective buyers.


Blue is now the most appetizing color for kitchens.




Prospective buyers are attracted to light beige, pale taupe or oatmeal living rooms.




Blue is thought to be a calming color, which may explain why buyers prefer bedrooms painted in these cool shades.



Navy blue is also popular in dining rooms that incorporate white color.



The biggest bang for your buck will be in the bathroom, where picking blue or purple hues will pay off.


While certain hues can enhance a home's value, some colors can also have a negative impact on prospective buyers. Those are the colors demanding your attention and you have the power to decide how to use them to your advantage. What do you think?



Comments (41)

Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning James.  Those colors would definitely pop out for most buyers and help them choose this home.

May 26, 2018 05:32 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello again James and I know I left you a comment above but I wanted to share this with you ...

I wrote a new post about reaching out to ActiveRain members that are following me at the AR network, your name showed up #105 on my list.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day 2018 ... ;o)

May 28, 2018 10:53 AM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

Hi James Grant - For your first blog post, you really hit it out of the park.  A want to take this article and share it with my clients to show it is not just me in our area.  Everything you chose is the same here, with the exception of the navy in the dining area.  I love the idea - it looks so crisp and clean and perfect for an Island home. You are definitely someone to follow and I look forward to reading more of your posts.  Have a great day!

May 31, 2018 04:37 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Wonderful first post, James! 

You nailed every one of those colors - they are very popular for buyers in the Charlotte market too. I love hearing, "I wouldn't change a thing!" from buyers when these neutral and soothing colors are in a home they're touring.

Happy Thursday!

May 31, 2018 07:20 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi James, congratulations on making the move to join Active Rain. Welcome! Enjoyed reading your first post and look forward to reading more.

May 31, 2018 05:54 PM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Hi James, Yes color is powerful when selling a house and it is great when sellers understand that and are willing to paint before they market their home.  It sets a tone for sure. 

Welcome to AR!


May 31, 2018 08:50 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - oh yes, this is spot on and color tastes do shift.  The paint company is a great resource.

Jun 04, 2018 12:30 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I like the idea of the digital paint apps to help with the decision making on the perfect choice!

Jun 07, 2018 02:16 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hi James! Just popped back over in search of your NAR contest entry! 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Jun 08, 2018 10:23 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Hi James Grant I'm really surprised that I had not commented on your first post until now. You did a GREAT job on it. Please keep them coming! 

Jun 11, 2018 12:56 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks so much for your comments on my blog.

Have a most productive summer!

Jun 14, 2018 05:38 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

James, Color is important. I am currently assisting a builder in picking colors inside and out. It pays to be a little edgy, just in the right places.

Jun 14, 2018 05:43 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-739-3843

James, you knocked it out of the park! We were on the same wavelength this week, because color is very important to me and the whole neutral blah blah blah thing had to be questioned. Our viewpoints took a different direction, but we ended up in the same place. 


Jun 15, 2018 07:54 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James what a great post, now I am looking forward to your next one, Endre

Jun 16, 2018 10:57 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Yes, great, was looking for new post, James, and only one you have. 

We need more!

Jun 17, 2018 11:07 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hello James Grant  caught this post on a re-blog by Debbie Reynolds so glad she did found it so interesting

Jun 19, 2018 02:32 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Color choices can certainly magnify the lens that potential buyers use when the viewing a home.

Jun 20, 2018 05:30 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good evening James. I agree about the power color and how it makes me feel too. I think this home is stunning and flows beautifully.

Jun 20, 2018 04:59 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

What is going on? 

I don't see new posts, James. 

Are you OK?

Oct 24, 2018 09:14 AM
Richard Morrison Vancouver Homes
RA Realty Alliance - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver realtor

I think this is a great example of colours!

Nov 27, 2018 10:46 PM