2017 Top 5 Paint Colors to Sell Your Home
Popular paint colors for staging colors come and go just like any trend. A couple of years ago people were covering up their beige walls with gray. Now you see this trend reversing itself. The colder darker grays are definitely on their way out so you now see gray walls, especially “cool” darker walls being repainted for a lighter cooler gray, a warmer version of gray, commonly known as “greige”, or the
Let’s take a look at the current trends and what would work best for your home:2017 Top 5 Paint Color Choices:BEST BEIGE
Benjamin Moore OC-40 AlbescentAlbescent is a soft beige that is considered an “off-white” by Benjamin Moore. It is a versatile color that will be a great backdrop for paintings and accessories to show off a house’s best features. Suitable with warm tones like beige furniture and oak flooring or oak cabinets.
Benjamin Moore HC-171 Wickham GrayFor those that have cool colored floors, fixed cool elements like stainless steel appliances and fixtures, or gray furniture, Benjamin Moore’s Wickham Gray is a “cool” gray that is light and neutral. It will create the perfect backdrop for artwork and accessories.
Benjamin Moore OC-17 White Dove Benjamin Moore’s White Dove is quickly replacing Simply White and Cloud White as a popular white favorite. White is becoming a favorite staging color among new construction. It looks clean and fresh when white is used, but its so important that the staging of the home is done properly. Otherwise the home could potentially come across as cold. White Dove can also be used for ceilings and trims.
Benjamin Moore OC-27 Balboa MistWhat is greige? “Greige” is a color that is a warm gray. A cross between beige and gray thus the name “greige”. It’s a great neutral that will work with all types of furnishings and spaces. It’s a safe color to choose for staging your home. Especially if you have a mix of “cool” and “warm” colored furniture and fixtures in your home.
Benjamin Moore OC-105 Calming CreamCalming cream is a soft off-white with yellow undertones. This sophisticated and neutral cream is also part of Benjamin More’s “off-white” collection. It is a warm color and for those that like “yellow”but its a staging safe color that will appeal to all buyers unlike a true yellow.“Some neighborhoods are leaning towards lighter colors while others use the shade or two darker version of their trendy counterparts. That’s why it’s so important to go to open houses to see what’s going on in your neighborhood!!! A beige or gray that is too dark could tell potential buyers that the rest of the house is dated!” Debi CarserDesigner Tip: NEVER PICK PAINT COLORS FROM A COMPUTER! Colors are NEVER 100% accurate.The best way to choose color is to get the color chips from a store and hang them on the wall. Once you have narrowed down your selection to one or two paint colors, go a spend $5 on small can of paint and paint 2 posters each for 1 paint color. Put your newly painted posters up on different walls for a day or two and see what color shows off your home best and your complements your furniture. Paint looks different on different walls depending on the time of day that the light is shining or not, and also what direction your window faces i.e. north, south, east or west.Check out the full post for more information.Debi Carser is a Designer, Stager & Renovator. For over 10 years she has been helping clients make their home stunning. She has staged over 100 homes helping clients make money beyond their expectations. She has bought several “fixer uppers” and either flipped them for a healthy profit or turned them into profitable rental properties. Come follow her as she shares her tips & secrets along the way.
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