Paint Colors Can Cost You Thousands

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage MD RE License 579412

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. 

Are you thinking about selling your home?  Let me guide you through the process and help you prepare your home for today's real estate market.  

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June Piper-Brandon ~ Associate Broker ~ MRP, AHWD, CDPE, ePro

Coldwell Banker

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June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

Comments (3)

Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

We learned about colors the hard way when we sold our last house.  I was a professional painter and chose colors my wife and I loved, but when we went to sell, we learned that others did not find our colors as wonderful.  I think it did cost of some money.  Still, I do not think I would have changed anything.  We enjoyed that house and those colors for many years.  We painted the house we are in now to sell easily, at least, I think we did.  We will find out in two weeks when we put it on the market.

Apr 08, 2022 09:28 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi June - it does seem like off white is most likely a safe color.  It pays to get a fresh coat of the right color

Apr 08, 2022 09:31 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning June,

It seems like a good color of  paints be a good solution=

Apr 08, 2022 01:10 PM