Color Can Affect Home Sales

Eddie Shekari
July 31, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As much as you love the perfect shade of beige that you chose for your living room, it may not be the best color if you plan on selling your house. The right colors can help an apprehensive buyer fall in love with your house, too.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Color Trends

There is a new shift away toward blues and grays, as the modern look is more trendy these days. Even in kitchens, blues are becoming the new yellow. According to a report done by Zillow where it analyzed 32,000 photos of homes and saw if paint colors affected their sale price, choosing blue paint can increase your homes? value drastically. A blue kitchen can increase home value by $1,809, blue bedrooms by $1,856, blue bathrooms by $5,440, blue dining rooms by $1,926, and blue front doors by $1,514. Ironically enough, light blue living rooms have the opposite effect and decrease sale prices. Beige should be used sparingly, and especially for living rooms (which increases the home value by $1,926). A ?greige? (a gray beige) exterior can increase the home value by $3,496. Thus, by paying attention to home trends and adjusting your color palette to create a different atmosphere, your home can get off the market faster. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Create a Color Palette

Along with cohesive decor, a color palette can help sell your home. Every room color should complement the house. Jarring colors could distract prospective buyers from the layout and amenities. Especially if the buyer doesn?t like the color, it can create a negative overall perception of the house. A well painted house gives the buyer more confidence that they are purchasing a well-kept house.

Avoid High Contrast

Creating a dark color palette can make a house feel cramped and gloomy. A red dining room can drive your home value down by $2,031. Contrastingly, an all white color palette can make a house feel unlived in and sterile. White walls can be too high contrast and even the lightest tint of color can help the space feel more inviting. A white bathroom could cost you $4,035 off your home value, the most negative color impact. Keep your color palette mixed with dark and light colors to create balance.

A fresh coat of paint can help bump up your house?s appearance before going into market. Choosing the right color can not only increase value, but create confidence that your house is a great home.

Whether you?re getting ready to sell your house and need a fresh coat, or you just want your house to be more on trend, Pro Painters is the best at Houston painting services, such as Houston interior painting or exterior painting. We stand behind our finished product and will even guide you through the process, from color selection for inviting interiors to weather protection on eye-catching exteriors.

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Eddie Shekari

Eddie founded Pro Painters in 1995 to meet the growing need for high-quality residential and commercial painting needs in Houston. In nearly 20 years, Pro Painters has exponentially grown our client base, serving residents across the greater Houston area. Our core principles have helped us achieve the highest standard of workmanship and customer satisfaction. Our years of experience have allowed us to become an extension to our customers as the all-in-one solution for home makeovers.