I have walked many homes with buyers and worked with many sellers on getting their place ready. One thing that always gets comments and becomes a talking point is colors.
Sellers can achieve the biggest impact for the least cost by painting and adding some color in the home. Doing this adds warmth and creates an emotional connection with buyers if done right.
What colors should you avoid?
Often folks don’t understand that people have different taste in colors for different reasons. I found this out when we bought our home and my wife and I had some long discussions on color choices. Nevertheless, we won’t say who won!
I always recommend that sellers avoid the “rainbow”. The colors of the rainbow are vibrant choices and for personal living it may be great, but in regards to selling a home, you run the risk of turning some buyers off.
Too many times I’ve shown homes where the purple room became the sticking point during discussions. When this happens it takes away from the great features a home may offer.
What colors should you use?
I always suggest coffee house colors for our region. Atmosphere is one of the biggest reasons people walk into a popular coffee house and mingle for hours. Research and lots of money has been spent to create relaxing atmospheres where folks will stay and spend their money, so why recreate the wheel?
Ultimately we are selling a big investment and creating a relaxing atmosphere should be the focus. These types of colors seem to get the greatest comments from buyers:
- Earth Green
- Ginger Spice
Always keep in mind that living in a home and selling a home are two different things. Your experienced Realtor can help you with those choices, but don’t be afraid to spend a little money on paint to get it right.
You don’t want to be the house with the “purple” room!