When you put your house on the market, you want to do everything possible to make it stand out. A fresh coat of paint – in the right colour – can not only increase your chances of finding a buyer faster, but also help hoist that final sale price.
Greige for Days
According to a Zillow analysis, there are definitely certain exterior and interior paint-colour choices that increase a home’s likelihood of being snapped up quickly. Greige, a subtle mix of beige and grey, is one such colour.
A soft blue-grey kitchen is going to fetch you more moolah than one painted in a cheery yellow or deep red. How much more? Well, according to Zillow, a few thousand dollars more.
For living rooms, look for a taupe, oatmeal or beige shade – it’s warm and inviting while still neutral enough that potential buyers can imagine their own furnishings in the space.
Curb appeal is a huge part of the package when it comes to selling a house quickly, so having a freshly painted front door is a must. If you opt for a navy blue, your home may sell for $2,000 more than houses on the market with other colours on the door.
More Than a Blue Moon
The blue theme continues through the front door and into the bedroom, with vivid blues ruling supreme in the rooms of rest.
A sophisticated slate-blue hue for dining room walls will sell homes for more money. Zillow reports that slate dining rooms sold for nearly $2,000 more than plain white dining rooms.
Powder (Room) Blue
Yes, the power of cool neutrals is becoming clear, as pale blue tops the charts as the ultimate moneymaking bathroom paint colour. This U.S.-based report says the bathrooms painted in this soothing shade sold for more than $6,500 over the expected price.
The White Way
When a potential buyer walks into a house, you want them to be blown away with the bright and airy feel of the space. An entryway painted in a welcoming white, will beautifully reflect any natural or artificial light.
The exterior of the home is the first thing a potential buyer judges a property on when they pull up. A classic coastal paint combo of barely blue with white trim looks good in any location – no matter how close it is to the sea.
If committing to a new exterior paint colour seems like one too many items on your pre-sale to-do list, keep it simple and opt for off-white – its neutrality will hold mass market appeal. (Plus, you can always jazz it up a bit selecting a bolder colour for the trim).