If you’re thinking of selling your home, you’re probably busy with projects that will make your home more appealing to potential buyers. While a new coat of paint is a great way to freshen things up, you need to be smart in your colour choices. The wrong colour in a particular room can actually cause your home to sell for less. Take a look below for the best colours to use.
Bathroom – Light Blue
On average, homes with light blue bathrooms tend to sell for $2000-$4000 more than any other colour, according to a study conducted by Zillow. Colour psychology has everything to do with this – light blue is fresh and airy, reminding us of the sky or the ocean. Calm and soothing light blue walls can make your bathroom feel like an oasis if done right. If you’re looking for the right shade of blue for your bathroom, opt for something with grey tones or if you’re feeling adventurous, periwinkle.
Dining Room – Dark Blue
Another room that loves blue is the dining room. Homeowners who painted their dining rooms slate or navy blue found that their homes sold for almost $2000 more as compared to dining rooms with white walls. This could be due to the dark blues creating an inviting atmosphere, reminding us of fine dining without having to leave the comfort of home.
Kitchen – Blue
You’re probably starting to notice a trend here, and it’s not personal preference; we promise. Blue is the most popular colour in the world, so it’s no surprise it has the widest appeal. Blue is calming and soothing in a room that can sometimes be hectic when cooking a large family meal or entertaining guests. Painting your kitchen a soft grey-blue can increase your selling price by up to $1800. Upper and lower cabinets painted in two different colours saw an increase of up to $1500. Try pairing dark blue lower cabinets with fresh white cabinets up top for a modern look.
Living Room – Beige or Taupe
Neutral colour lovers rejoice! This is the one room in your house where you can go as plain as you like with your colour. From beige to taupe or oatmeal, living rooms with neutral walls tend to sell for $1800 more than those with white walls. Why? The living room is one of the easiest rooms to visualize with your own stuff, so neutral means potential buyers visualize the space with a proverbial blank slate.
Now the only thing left to do is paint!
Courtesy: Homservice Club of Canada