Paint Colors Can Cost You Thousands
How many times have you heard that you should give your home a fresh coat of paint before you list it for sale? You might love color in your home and after all, you live there so you should enjoy it, right? Well, according to some national designers the color you paint your home could cost you thousands on the sales price.
Intense and vibrant colors will decrease the value of your home no matter where they are used. If a buyer doesn't already love your chosen color, the odds are very high that they won't like it in your home either. I love chartreuse but in a jacket or a shirt, not on the wall. The same goes for turquoise.
Likewise, dull drab colors, like slate gray, will also decrease the value of your home. Even though gray is a popular neutral, it's only appealing when you choose the right shade, like ice gray.
You should avoid any colors that exude certain sexuality, like pink which is a common color for a girl's room, but, if your buyers have all boys or don't like pink then it's going to devalue your home too. Likewise, bright primary colors are also out.
Colors you may want to consider, paint your bathroom a light blue shade, it is considered soothing and has mass appeal. The best color for the kitchen is white, while other color trends come and go, white never loses its spot among the top favorite colors since it goes with everything. Save your bright colors for throw cushions and accessories.
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