Color Sells!

Using color correctly in your home can help your house sell more quickly and bring you more money or it can cause it to sit on the market longer, ultimately losing you money.  The trick is using any color in the correct spaces and in the right balance to create the desired impression of a welcoming home.

Colors affect us all in different ways and we respond to them not only psychologically but biologically as well. Certain colors, like red and orange tones,  can create energy, however, those same colors can create a sense of uneasiness and restlessness if used in the wrong spaces. Other colors create a sense of calm and well being such as the many hues of soft greens and blues found in nature.

When selling your home, you want to create an immediate feeling of warmth and openness as soon as a potential buyer pulls up to your front door. The following colors have shown to add value to a home on the market, meaning people were willing to pay more for a home painted in particular colors than others.  Wow!

Exteriors of a home are a buyer’s first impression and when it comes to selling, first impressions are everything.  We have to get them out of the car and into your home.  Colors that buyers respond to best are Greige exteriors (Greige is simply a mix of gray and beige) with Dark Blue to Charcoal Gray accents on front doors and shutters.

Here are some samples of possible colors to use from Sherwin-Williams Paints:

Upon entering a home, the spaces most buyers see first are dining and living rooms and these can set the tone for the rest of the home.  Buyers love light gray or beige neutrals in living spaces because they allow them to see themselves in the space without being distracted by bold colors, plus it gives the architectural features of the home the attention they deserve.  See how inviting these spaces are:

Here are some samples of possible colors to use from Sherwin-Williams Paints:

Dining rooms are almost the only formal spaces left in homes today and slate blues to pale grays are adding the most value in today’s market.

Here are some samples of possible colors to use from Sherwin-Williams Paints:

Kitchens and baths can make or break a home, so our goal is to make these spaces as appealing as possible.  Light, soft blues and gray-greens make rooms feel calm and clean with the added plus of the space appearing larger – just what buyers want in a kitchen or bath!

Here are some samples of possible colors to use from Sherwin-Williams Paints:

What about paint colors to stay away from?  Studies show yellow kitchens, red dining rooms, pink bedrooms and white baths actually make buyers offer less for a home.  Definitely not what we want!

Paint can be a significant game changer in the look and feel of your home and using the right paint color can make all the difference.