Painting is one of the most affordable and easiest ways to make a difference in your home when it comes time to sell. Adding a fresh coat of paint can make the house more appealing and it looks great in photos and videos on listings. But you’ll want to make sure you choose the right colours.
A general rule is to go neutral. You want to have the house feeling natural, fresh and look newer as well. Choosing a light shade is important to brighten it up and make it look more spacious. Keeping it neutral helps potential buyers to better envision themselves in the space.
Some of the most popular shades to choose are beige, cream, soft white or “greige” – a light grey and beige tone. You can also add in other neutral tones such as warm browns, including oatmeal and taupe, and pale blues which look especially good in bedrooms and bathrooms.
Choose areas of the home to paint that give off first impressions and are high-traffic, like your entranceway and main hallway, kitchen and family room. You’ll also want to include any rooms in the home that stand out as needing an update. In the kitchen, this might include an update to the cupboards and trim as well. This fresh new colour can make all of the difference to update the look of the kitchen.
Consider also the exterior of the home and front door. Darker shades on the door look great such as navy blue or a dark grey.
So grab a paint brush as you prepare your home to sell, as it’s one of the most efficient ways to update your home.