Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale - The Power of High-Contrast Paint Colors

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The Power of High-Contrast Paint Colors
Staging your home when preparing it for sale is one of the most vital tasks. According to the National Association of Realtors, 82% of buyers’ agents say home staging makes it simpler for buyers to picture themselves living in the home. So, the best way to freshen up your home is to give it a fresh coat of paint.
Many real estate agents recommend keeping your home neutral with beige and white colors. This is still sound advice, as it keeps the pool of interested buyers big. However, if you’re feeling like accentuating the home’s character just a little more, you can also use a more modern method to make the home feel more inviting.
When incorporated in the right way, high contrast can introduce an amazing level of appeal to prospective buyers. Here’s why.
Why You Should Use High-Contrast Paint Colors
High-contrast paint can have a dramatic and breathtaking effect. Creating the right balance between light and bold colors is the simplest way to create a space with a memorable impact at first glance. The use of light and dark colors introduces a timeless look and carries a balance throughout your home.
With high-contrast colors, you also create a dynamic composition. Contrast creates visual interest in interior design. So, when you create a bold space, you can make it feel inviting with optical power.
Here are some ways you can implement contrast within your living quarters.
High-Contrast Paint Color Tips
1. Give Your Kitchen a Small Pop of Color
High-contrast kitchen wall colors for home staging are the ones that bring a smile to your face. One way of adding charm without being too adventurous is to have the classic black and white with a light shade of blue or pink. Consider adding black trim and white walls, and painting the cabinets and cupboards with an airy color.
Placing black with any variation of color can be tricky, though. One thing to consider is avoiding saturated colors such as bright blue or hot pink. This will ensure you keep everything slightly neutral while maintaining a future sale for your home.
2. Create an Earthy Home Environment
Mix it up with a black accent wall and incorporate brown accents. Together, black and brown create a modern, moody look. Another way you can include this is by using brown accent materials to create a textured look.
For instance, wooden tables with black paint and white furniture implement an eclectic aesthetic. To keep things lively, add some greenery into the mix with plants to make the entire scheme pop.
3. Add Visual Interest With Architectural Features
Take advantage of home staging if you plan on adding interesting architectural elements to your home. For example, making transformations with large-paneled windows and detailed moldings can offer a dramatic effect.
Paint them with high-contrast colors instead of adding a new color to the walls. This can help them stand out more and create an enhanced appearance for potential buyers. Consider adding a black trim or a bold electric blue color to the window for a modern look.
4. Make a First Impression Through Curb Appeal
Research shows that homeowners can receive up to a 51% return on investment with a new coat of exterior paint. Highlight your home’s architectural features with black siding, white trim, and a pop of color on the front door.
Adding a bright aqua blue or yellow hue to the front can catch the eyes of prospective home buyers. Painting a bright color on the front door is exciting and adds an element of brightness when paired with black-ink siding and a metal roof.
5. Capture Powerful Energy With Bold Red-Orange and Black
You can make the bedroom feel approachable by setting it up with a dynamic visual scheme. So, if you’re feeling adventurous, black and red-orange set the stage for brightness in color. However, the combination of the two colors can feel intimidating.
To downplay the intensity, use white walls as a buffer between them. Using the trio in equal doses can result in energy yet offer an invitational appeal.
6. Dramatize Neutrals Using Charcoal
Black may not always be the choice of color for many homeowners. Sometimes, it’s easier to go neutral and create high contrast with dark-grey colors. Charcoal tones can provide depth when painting an accent wall, and it conceals shadows by replacing them with a serene feeling.
Charcoal is one of the best dark neutral colors. It can raise the stylish factor within a room when you complement it with beige and orange wooden hues. The color also works well with brightly lit rooms—and in smaller spaces when you want to feature an architectural design.
Making a High-Contrast Statement in Your Home Staging
Whether you go bold or decide to keep it neutral, you can make a lasting impact on home buying appeal with high contrast paint colors. To ensure you make a quick sale, consider one of these tips for interior appeal enhancements. Home staging is worth the total return on investment and can be useful for wow-ing many prospective buyers.
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*original article by James White on ActiveRain

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Comments (9)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Norma. When in doubt go neutral! If you are adventurous, be careful. Enjoy your day.

Jan 31, 2022 05:13 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Wayne Martin you can never go wrong with neutral for sure.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Feb 01, 2022 05:10 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Norma J. Elkins - This is a great education on contrasting paint colors! It's so important to listen to the experts instead of winging it with pretty colors that may prove to be disappointing if they don't contrast. Bravo! I learned a lot, thanks to you!

Jan 31, 2022 05:21 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP I agree I always like to turn to the experts on anything major.  I hope that you have a fabulous day!

Feb 01, 2022 05:10 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

6 bold points for sure, maybe I am a vanilla person. Happy Monday, and thanks for the post. Make it a productive week, sell a house. bill

Jan 31, 2022 06:21 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog you and my husband would get along famously.  He likes the plain and basic flavors, colors etc.  Hope you have a wonderful Taco Tuesday!

Feb 01, 2022 05:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share.

Have a great day and a productive week.

Jan 31, 2022 06:44 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Roy Kelley thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Feb 01, 2022 05:12 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Norma, I am not a bold color person, rather prefer the neutral earthy tones.  They go with my decor.

Jan 31, 2022 06:44 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Joan Cox I love a pop of color but my husband likes the neutrals for sure.  We have to compromise a lot.  Have a fabulous day!

Feb 01, 2022 05:12 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I have always like a pop of color in anything neutral.  That goes for clothing, homes and everything else. A

Jan 31, 2022 08:47 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I agree it adds character I think.  Hope you have a fabulous day!

Feb 01, 2022 05:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Norma... I'm much more of a neutral paint person. My pop of color is a brilliant red with a gold wash over it in my dining room. My office was a pumpkin orange, but I recently painted it very pale neutral... after 15 years felt like I needed a lighter atmosphere in my work space. But I do like my pops of color in my handbags!

Jan 31, 2022 09:03 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Nina Hollander, Broker yes you can't go wrong with the pop on your handbag.  I have a bright hot pink bag that I love to carry.  Hope you have a fabulous day!

Feb 01, 2022 05:14 AM
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

Norma, I like the pop of color in accessories like pillows. They can always be changed easily when trends change.

Feb 01, 2022 04:33 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 pillows are great for the pop that way you can change them out quick and cheaply.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Feb 01, 2022 05:14 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I must admit that I never gave this but thought before but it does make a lot of sense. Happy Tuesday Norma 🙂

Feb 01, 2022 09:58 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Feb 02, 2022 04:57 AM