Top Paint Colors When Sprucing Up Your Home for Sale

Warmer weather is on the way and you’re ready to put your home on the market. Realizing each prospective buyer who will be considering your home has their own unique decorating style doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go that extra mile to make a lasting first impression.

In addition to making sure the exterior of your home, from the mailbox to the front door is sparkling clean and maintenance free, the interior needs to be freshly painted, carpets and floors professionally cleaned and all home repairs completed. Since not everyone has the same décor tastes, what are the best interior wall colors to choose when selling your home?

  • Don’t paint all the rooms white. While white, eggshell and cotton will make a room seem larger and cleaner, adding just a touch more color such as beige, cream or tan, which are considered warm neutrals, show prospective buyers the property has been taken care of and that the “…owners had an eye for design that may translate to other areas within the house,” said Svenja Gudell, Zillow’s chief economist.
  • If the housing market is hot, don’t be afraid to go with the latest neutral trend. For spring 2017 this means shades of gray, including taupe, stone and pewter. Revitalize the baseboards, crown moulding, door and window frames with a bright semi-gloss true white. The contrast will make your interior look like one of those HGTV shows!
  • Think your home is too dark for a grey neutral? A 2016 Zillow survey showed yellow is still one of the most popular shades. Just make sure to select a warm neutral yellow instead of one that is “too” yellow. Not sure if the shade you’re considering will be too much? Purchase a small sample sized jar and try it out on one wall before committing.

From ceilings to baseboards, interior walls to crown mouldings, Closing Contractor is here for all your painting, plastering and drywall wall needs. Please give us a call today at 864.326.2640 or connect with our friendly professional staff using our convenient online form.

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