Painting your home is a great way to express yourself and let your personality shine through in your living space and make an impact. The colours you choose for your rooms can really bring them to life in ways that few other changes can!
However, a fresh coat of paint can do more than just give your rooms some personality. With the right colours, the paint you choose can even increase the likelihood that your house will sell at a good price when you put it on the market. To maximize this effect, there are a few colours in particular you should consider (and a few you should avoid.)
Picking the Right Colour:
If you’re looking for a good colour to apply throughout the house, consider a light shade of grey or beige. Both of these colours help to liven up rooms by adding just a bit of colour, but are neutral enough to let each room’s other accents take command.
Good Kitchen Colors:
If you’re going room by room, the kitchen is a good place to add a bit of darker colour. Darker greys and greys mixed with darker blue shades do well in the kitchen; in fact, some reports have shown that homes with a grey-blue shades in the kitchen sell for an average of $1,800 more than similar homes with other kitchen shades. Depending on the size of your kitchen and the amount of wall that’s actually visible behind the cabinets and appliances, you may be able to get away with hotter colours, like deep red or dark orange.
Living Room and Bath Colours:
The living area and bathroom both benefit from more neutral shades such as beige and grey, but that doesn’t mean you can’t change things up in some cases. Consider the flooring, fixtures, and amount of natural light that comes into the room and look at colours that take advantage of what’s already there. Light green or blue can sometimes work wonderfully, especially if they include hints of grey to keep them from being too bright. You can even choose a bit stronger blues in the bathroom, as homebuyers tend to respond well to blue there, just so long as you don’t go for too bright of a shade.
Blue is a popular bedroom colour – but there are several bold colour choices that you can get away with in the bedroom too. Giving the bedroom a splash of colour in blue, green or even red can work well, so long as it’s not too much of a departure from the rest of the house.
Colours to Avoid:
There are, of course, a few colours that you should avoid when painting your walls. Anything to bright should be avoided since it could turn off potential buyers. Black is another colour to avoid because it will be difficult for future homeowners to cover up. Also on the list of colours to avoid? Bright white. You might think that this would give your home a clean look or make it ready for a new homeowner to customize, but bright whites (especially when paired with white trim) often create a clinical look that actually makes buyers less interested in the space.
What colours do you plan on using in your home?