To paint or not to paint – that is the question. The answer is YES. Especially the interior if you want to sell for top dollar. The only other thing you need to consider is which paint colors will get your home sold faster.
Exterior House Painting Colors
The color you paint your home’s exterior can make or break people’s perception of your house. Light blue, pale yellow, light gray, blue gray, taupe, wheat, cypress green, sable brown, and white are all popular colors says Bob Pergolotti a CT House Painter. Then all you need to do is choose an accent color for trim, etc.
Interior House Painting Colors
Although white is a good starting point, it’s important to “warm up” the interior of the house making it more welcoming. Following are trending paint colors for each room in your house.
While white kitchen paint has been all the rage lately, the hype isn’t long lasting because it’s a pain to keep clean. According to Zillow, painting walls with gray/blue hues helps make homes sell for more. You can also go bold with accent colors, adding a bit of red or navy.
Dining rooms painted a bluish gray sold for more in 2018 than houses with white dining rooms. Bluish gray gives dining rooms a more stately, formal feel that instantly enhances the space. White accents (baseboards, etc.) and furnishings help make an attractive contrast.
For the living room, think gray browns and beiges which will help the room feel more inviting and cozy. Accent the beige with a white fireplace and baseboards for a clean, comfortable feel. You may even decide to use some natural woods to add to the overall feel of the room.
Statistics have shown that bedrooms painted a soft matte cerulean blue sell for more. Then for added appeal, pair the blue with white accents, staging the living space with natural woods. Other popular colors for bedrooms include light shades of green or a sophisticated gray with cool undertones.
When it comes to house painting, the bathroom choices vary depending on the mood you want to set, the lighting and the size. Soothing paint colors can create a Zen like atmosphere, including pale blue shades (a good choice for a nautical theme). Other popular bathroom paint colors include pretty plums, sage greens, soft yellows. For a beautiful visual flow, use paint colors that share either warm or cool undertones with an adjacent bedroom. Small bathrooms offer the perfect opportunity to work in a bold color. If the bathroom doesn’t have natural light, rich or vivid colors can play well with attractive artificial lighting solutions to create a stylish statement.
If you’re considering doing the house painting yourself, make sure you use the appropriate equipment and pay attention to the temperature. For example, if it’s too cold out, the paint will take a long time to dry which can cause dripping (meaning more work for you). You’ll save yourself a lot time and guarantee a job well done by hiring a professional house painting company and have them do it for you.