5 Ideal Ways to Choose Paint Colors That Will Help a House Sell

by Dusty Rhodes on Mar 02, 2023  in 
  • curb appeal
  • Real Estate
  • Renovating
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Painting your home is one of the best ways to get it ready to sell. Updating your interior paint is a great way to freshen up the space to ensure your home appeals to a broader group of buyers. It is important, however, to keep in mind that the colors you choose should no longer reflect your own personal taste. Rather, you want a home that is neutral enough that potential buyers could imagine themselves living there. In many ways, it should be something of a blank canvas. Here are a few helpful tips for choosing an ideal paint color that will make your home sell fast.

1. Avoid Bold Colors

Dark bathrooms or brightly colored bedrooms might appeal to you, but they may not appeal to potential buyers. That’s why professional home stagers will tell you to steer clear of bold colors when choosing a paint color for your walls. Loud, trendy colors can make it difficult for potential buyers to envision themselves living in the home. They may also make the rooms appear smaller and darker than they really are.

2. Choose Light Neutrals

Light, neutral colors are the best choice for staging a home to sell because these colors brighten up rooms and appeal to a larger pool of buyers. It is easier for potential buyers to imagine living in a home that is “move in '' ready, and neutral colors match any kind of furniture. In addition, lighter colors reflect light better and can make rooms appear larger. Your best bet is to choose from light grays, beiges, and whites.

3. Don’t Choose Too Many Colors

Home stagers recommend that you stick to as few paint colors as possible. Ideally, you should use the same paint color in more than one area to give the home a more cohesive look. Using the same color not only makes the home flow better, but it also makes the home appear larger. This is especially true in open layouts where the kitchen opens to the family room. If you do want to add a little color, you should do so in smaller individual areas such as a bathroom or office.

4. Choose the Right White

Many people love white walls and it has become a very popular design trend, but you do need to be careful when choosing a white paint color. Though white is a neutral color, most whites have undertones that can make them look too bright or too dingy. This can make your home look sterile and uninviting. As a general rule, you should always paint a swatch on your walls to be sure it complements the room.

5. Choose Soft Warmth for Bedrooms

When choosing a color for bedrooms, you want something that creates a soft, cozy atmosphere that is ideal for relaxing and sleeping. The best choices for bedrooms are light grays, soft blues, or creamy beiges. These colors help to create a restful space and a natural ambiance.


Dusty Rhodes