When it comes to the look and feel of your home, colors are vitally important. I’m amazed when I’m showing a home to clients — their first reaction is often based on the colors they see. If you’re in the market to sell your home, please read this article to help you better understand the effects of colors. In the end, our goal is to help you get that strong first offer.
White, gray, tan, and browns are the most common and conservative choices out there. In many cases, this is the easiest and best choice for selling your home. Why are these colors recommended? Because neutral colors help your buyer imagine themselves living in the home. In addition, having a lighter color scheme makes your living area appear to be larger and more inviting for homeowners.
Earthy or organic colors
Okay, if you’re like me and sometimes feel like a rebel and want to be a little bit daring, then I recommend selecting organic colors to paint your walls. If done right, earthy tones can give your home that needed personality to make your investment more marketable. As humans, we are naturally attracted to earthy tones, and adding an organic green or cream color to your walls can make your home feel relaxed and personable.
Colors to avoid
When selling your home, it’s generally recommended that you avoid loud colors. We know these colors when we see them. They are oversaturated primary and secondary colors that obviously make a bold statement throughout the home. I realize some of you enjoy the flair and excitement that rich color produces, but when it comes to selling your home, that is a major no-no and should be avoided.
There you have it, a very simple guide on how to color your walls. My hope is that you apply some safe or earthy colors throughout your home and enhance your primary investment during the selling process. Should you have any interior design questions, please feel free to give me a call at (260) 241-8219.