Color is one of the most important factors when staging a home for sale. Yet, it can also be an expression of the homeowner’s personality, identity, and taste. So, it is sometimes heartbreaking to tell a person they should repaint a room. They love the bright, Canary Yellow walls in their kitchen. Nevertheless, as is often stated, when you place your house on the market, it stops being your home and becomes a product for sale.
Color has psychological powers. Consequently, choosing the right colors can give you an advantage over other homes for sale. The power of color can make a room seem smaller or larger, casual or formal, and even energetic or cozy. Therefore, we have some tips for incorporating popular or trendy colors.
1. Don’t Overdo It – For the best results, choose neutral color paints and add more trendy colors using decorative pieces.
2. Spacious Ceilings – A creamy white or pale pink, with a high gloss lacquer finish, can make ceilings appear higher.
3. White Walls – Chalky white, matte finish walls create a very clean look and feel. Yet, supplementing with lavender will add depth and an air of sophistication.
4. Warm and Inviting – Make sure you use those natural tones. But, brick and ocher are warm colors that can make your home feel more livable.
5. Perform a Color Test – When in doubt, buy sheets and pillowcases in the color you want. In the bathroom, use towels and washcloths. After living with those colors for a while, you may think differently.
Since we mentioned bathroom, here is another Home Staging Pro Tip: White, cream or khaki towels and washcloths will help create the look and feel of a spa or hotel, which is the most desirable when staging a home.
Ultimately, the correct use of color will attract buyers and offers. In a kitchen, a pale yellow or light olive will create the bright kitchen that buyers want. Bedrooms should be mild. So, look for an eggshell, beige, or very light gray. In a bathroom, avoid dark colors that will cause a person to feel closed in. Finally, stick with neutral colors in the living room. While you may want to add a bit more character, it is better not to conflict with a possible buyer’s idea for the space.
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