Keep These Interior Paint Colors in Mind as You Sell Your Home

If you’re selling your house, then giving the interior walls a fresh coat of paint is a simple way to boost its appeal to potential buyers. But what interior paint colors should you use? Most people default to white because it’s a blank slate. While white is a good place to start, you can use colors to warm up the interior of the home and help potential buyers feel like they can see themselves living there. Keep these interior paint colors in mind as you paint each room in the house.

Cool Kitchens

Although white kitchens seem shiny and new, they’re a headache to keep clean. Consider colors in the gray and blue family. Zillow reports using gray-blues on the walls of your kitchen can increase the value of your home by an average of $1,800. Don’t just use it on the kitchen walls either. Consider bold colors for your cabinets like navy and red to help it sell faster.

Blue Bathrooms

Turns out that blues are ideal for bathrooms as well. Homes that featured light blue bathrooms sold for an average of $5,000 more than anticipated.

Bold Bedrooms

Darker, jewel tones are ideal interior paint colors for the bedroom. Specifically, colors in the blue family like cobalt, azure, and cerulean are very appealing to buyers. They were willing to pay an average of $1,850 more than expected for bedrooms painted these colors. Try pairing the blue with white baseboards and stage the room with natural woods for an added appeal.

Light-toned Living Rooms

When it comes to interior paint colors in the living room, you want to think about using light beiges, browns, and grays. These colors help the room feel more cozy and welcoming. The right living room colors could also potentially tack on $2,000 to the sale price of your home. Accent the beige with a white fireplace and baseboards for a clean, comfortable feel. You may even decide to use some natural woods to add to feel of the room.

Daring Dining Rooms

For the dining room, try using grays with bluish undertones. It gives the room a more formal and stately feel and instantly updates the space. Dining rooms painted a bluish gray typically sell for $1,900 more than homes with white dining rooms. Studies show that dark purples like mauve and eggplant are also popular dining room colors. As with the living room, white baseboards and furnishings will make for a clean contrast to the color of the room.

Amp up the Exterior

Interior paint colors are very important to increase the value of your home, but don’t neglect the exterior of your home, either. Use the color “greige,” a combination of gray and beige for your exterior. It’s a trendy color right now, but also looks classic. Homes that were painted this trendy color saw as much as $3,500 more than the expected price of the home.

And if you’re wondering if you should paint your front door, then the answer is a resounding YES! A navy blue door could add as much as $1,500 to the price of your home.

Although it may seem like a lot of effort to paint your house on top of everything else you need to do to get your home ready to sell, it’s worth it. Just make sure you choose the right paint equipment and pay attention to the season you’re painting in to ensure best results. If you have the budget for it, you may want to consider hiring professionals like Spray Finishes to handle the job for you.

Spray Finishes, a division of Stone Services, has been in the electrostatic spray painting business since 1938. Contact Spray Finishes today for an estimate on your next painting project.

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