When we think of the color red, we sometimes think anger, wrong, or stop. When we think of the color blue, we imagine the sky or water. The point is, colors evoke specific feelings or thoughts. This sort of idea can be transferred to increasing the value of your home, especially before selling it. There are specific colors that can potentially make your home more valuable simply because they appeal to people’s emotions. Today, we’re going to talk about which paint colors add value to your home and how to use them to the best of your advantage.
If you’re asking “what color should I paint my house” one of the most classic answers is beige. This color is ultimately a classic, and has a tendency to appeal to most people. And, while beige isn’t going down in history as the most exciting color on the wheel, it does have a lot of variations that add a modern yet simple touch to any wall. Because its classic look is so versatile, it adds value to any home.
Most people feel relaxed when they’re near a body of water, and therefore, the color blue can be a very calming color for most. Because of this, it can also make a home more valuable. Painting rooms, like the kitchen, a shade of blue gives it a calm and clean look that can ultimately lead to a better and quicker sale. Blue front doors, bedrooms, dining rooms, bathrooms, and kitchens have been known to increase overall home value.
You really can’t go wrong with white or a shade of white. It’s clean, classic, and matches most furniture and flooring. White in rooms like the bedroom, bathroom, and dining room is timeless, and, in the future, if you or the new homeowner wants to repaint, they won’t have to go through the trouble of trying to cover up bold or dark colors that are currently there which can be very appealing to most. Making a home not only attractive, but practical, is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home.
What not to paint
We just went over colors that will increase the value of your home, what about colors that don't’? One color that we almost never recommend, regardless of how “trendy” it is, is the color grey. Greys tend to add dullness to homes, which doesn’t appeal to most. When it comes to repainting before a sale, try going with the colors mentioned above for a fresh and bright look.
Looking to repaint before a sale? Beiges, blues, and whites are the colors to look into. There is a lot that goes into selling a home, and choosing the right paint colors is just the beginning. Chris Perchard and his team are located in the suburbs of Boston and offer real estate solutions to people in the area. If you’re in need of a real estate agent who will help you choose the best home improvements for your situation to help get you top dollar, we can help. Get in touch with one of our agents today!