Summertime is a busy season when it comes to the housing market. Here in Westman, you may see lots of "For Sale" signs on front lawns. Maybe you are about to purchase your first home or you are trying to sell your current home. Apparently, the colour you paint the interior can help or hinder you.
Painting in pastels:
Baby blue and millennial candy pink are lovely and soothing, but they don’t translate well on the face of the home. “Curb appeal is very important, whether your home is on the market or not,” says Leneiva Head, owner of Welcome Home Realty in Tennessee.
Using loud and bold colors:
Hey, it’s your house, and if you want to paint your living room blood red and your kitchen pumpkin orange, go for it. But real estate agents would rather dip their paintbrushes into neutral colors.
Red and yellow:
In an episode of the popular home improvement show, Property Brothers: Buying and Selling, the duo—Jonathan and Drew Scott—noted that there are two colors that should never be used to paint interior walls: Red and yellow.
Any white with a warm undertone can look dingy, especially in the wrong light.
The neutrals that can help sell a home can also give off a dirty cast. Avoid yellowy or greenish beige or khaki, which don’t cast anyone in a flattering light.
Again, those sneaky yellow undertones. Pale greens can sometimes feel like sickrooms, or cast a pallor upon your favorite faces. Instead of worrying about the relative minty-ness or sage-like qualities of light greens.
Pink can be a struggle. Too light and it feels sickly-sweet. Too muddy, and you guessed it—dirty. But the current pink trend has turned into using pink as a neutral, so choosing the right one may be in your future.
Zillow came out with a paint analysis that took a look at the best colors to use to paint different parts of a house and found that kitchens painted brick red, terracotta, or copper red sold for an average of $2,031 less than other homes.
A study by Appetite found that people ate more snack foods and drank more soft drinks that were in blue packaging, so that could extend into the kitchen if you decided to use that color.
Zillow’s analysis also found that homes that have a medium brown, taupe or stucco color sold on average $1,970 less than homes painted other colors.