Paint Colors to Help You Sell Your House

Paint Colors to Help You Sell Your House


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Paint Colors to Help You Sell Your HouseHard to swallow, but there are some paint colors to help you sell your house and get a better price? Zillow has analyzed more than 32,000 photos from sold residential properties and finds a narrow range of colors can boost or crimp a home’s selling price.

What are the best house paint colors to help you sell your house? If you look online for recommendations to get a house ready for sale, experts want to beat the drum about how important paint is to selling your home. They say wash the windows and paint the front door and then move inside and paint all surfaces painted in the past. Few mention what color of paint, just that painting makes everything look clean and fresh.

“The upshot? Color, like the splash of a belly flop, makes a big impact on buyers and can serve as a “powerful tool” for attracting prospective bidders, according to Zillow chief economist Svenja Gudell. But trends may change over time, which is why it’s worthwhile to consider what tints are most favorable with would-be buyers. Last year, yellow was a popular choice for kitchens, but another shade has taken its place in Zillow’s 2017 survey.

“Desirable colors “help future buyers envision themselves living in the space,” Gudrell said in a statement.”

Paint Colors to Help You Sell Your House

At the same time, Zillow warned certain colors, like double-bubble on your shoe’s bottom, can turn off buyers, especially darker colors. We have friends who painted their living room a dark purple. It is unique, but the average buyer would be put off by that color. Maybe, even rejecting the house because of the color.

Then there is the outside color for the house. Fortunately, many paint companies have equipment that will let you look digitally and apply different paint shades. To check out your house upload your photos. Sherwin-Williams’ (SHW) or Glidden’s (PPG) have paint visualization websites.

Paint Colors to Help You Sell Your House

  • Buyers were as happy as a kid in a mud puddle when they looked at houses painted “greige,” a shade somewhere between light gray and beige. The houses tended to sell for $3,496 more than similar homes in brown or tan.
  • Brown exteriors (medium brown, taupe, or stucco): homes sold for $1,970 lesson average
  • Kitchens in Blue (light blue to soft gray-blue) sold for $1,809 moreon average
  • Bathrooms in Blue/purple (light powder blue to periwinkle sold for $5,440 moreon average. Skip white, a loser color.
  • Bedrooms in Blue (light cerulean to cadet blue) sold for $1,856 moreon average
  • Dining room in Blue (slate blue to pale gray-blue; navy blue also found in dining rooms with white shiplap sold for $1,926 more on average. I guess that means colors reminding you of Sante Fe or Colonial Mexico are out.
  • Living rooms Brown (light beige, pale taupe, oatmeal) sold for $1,809 moreon average

Maybe, neutral colors set off a clang in your head. You might think them boring.  But remember, once you put the house up for sale, you divorce yourself from it. You want what is most pleasing to a new owner so they can imagine themselves living there.

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