Your daughter might love the hot pink walls in her room, but potential buyers for your home will have other ideas!
Selling your home in a competitive market raises the importance of making sure you’re doing everything possible to get the best possible price for the sale of your home.
Something as simple as switching paint colors for bedrooms to something neutral could net you thousands of dollars more on the sale price.
With an average interior paint job offering a 109% return on investment, a little DIY is a simple but effective way to entice buyers into offering the asking price for your prime real estate.
Here’s how to choose new paint colors to entice your buyers to hand over your full asking price.
Before You Pick Your Colors
Think about the existing fittings you have. What color are the kitchen counters? Do you have wood flooring? Are there visible roof beams of steel or wood?
The colors you pick should either accent unique features, such as immaculate original wood floors or blend less-desirable features, such as a supporting pillar in the middle of the room.
The Best Colors for Kitchens
A few years ago yellow was all the rage for kitchens. But, more neutral tones such as gray or navy have a timeless look which won’t make your buyers desperate to redecorate for themselves.
Avoid white and very pale tones for your kitchen cabinets, surfaces, and even walls. It’s tempting to assume light colors will freshen up an area – but in a kitchen, they’re hard to keep clean and look grubby very quickly!
Choose Your Living Area Colors
Neutral earthy tones are perfect for creating a warm and welcoming environment to any living space. Real estate agents will tell you an inviting living area is one of the biggest selling points of any property, so it’s important to get it right.
Coffee-based colors evoke a sense of warmth without being overpowering. Stone-based colors complement the darker earthy tones to create interest and depth to your living area.
Price-Boosting Blue for Bathrooms
A recent study revealed shades of the color blue added an average $1,800 to the asking price of a property.
The serene shades of pale blue, accented perhaps with stone grays and even a pop of brighter blue, create a welcoming and relaxing space.
The Top Paint Colors for Bedrooms
Bedrooms are peaceful places, so you should avoid bright colors. Pastels and neutral colors are ideal, but you can also consider an accent wall of print wallpaper or an alternative, brighter, color complementing the rest of the room.
Is a Professional Interior Painter Worth the Investment?
It’s tempting to reach for the paint rollers yourself, but consider investing in a professional interior painter for your home.
You’ll save a lot of time, as you won’t need to do all the preparation and painting yourself. When you’re trying to move into a new home, there are plenty more things you need to do than painting!
A professional painter will work around you, often able to complete entire rooms while you’re at work to minimize disruption. Learn more about why you should consider a professional for your interior renovations.
More Ways to Prepare for Real Estate Photos
You’ve decided on the best paint colors for bedrooms, know just which accent will look great in the kitchen, and have your professional decorator booked. Fantastic!
There are, however, many more things you can do to make your real estate photos look irresistible to buyers. A tip-top sparkling clean house can make the difference between getting top dollar on an offer or losing out.
Read our guide on how to clean your home for real estate photos and feel safe in the knowledge you’ve done everything possible to sell your property.