by Super Admin
on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at 10:03am.
Are you feeling the need for a refresh in your home? Or maybe you’re looking to tone down some of your earlier choices for a more neutral, saleable palette, but you still want a home that reflects your personality. Well, you’ve come to the right place! According to a recent study by Zillow, the paints you choose can dramatically affect the price of your home — we’re talking thousands of dollars. The good news is that all of the paint colours suggested are 100% liveable! The world of colour psychology is vast, but at its most basic, the three dominant colours recommended by the survey — blue, beige, and grey — all communicate high quality and peacefulness. They’re also considered gender-neutral. Just like with any other renovation, kitchens and bathrooms are the best place to invest. The study says that a soft grey-blue in your kitchen can increase your sale price more than $1800 on average, while yellow kitchens sell for $820 below average. Try Sherwin-Williams Jubilee or Behr Thundercloud.
In bathrooms, powder blue to periwinkle will net you $5,440 more on average — and you’ll lose an average of $4,035 if you leave your lavatory basic contractor white. Possible contenders? Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue or Dulux Debonaire. In fact, blue is a running theme throughout the results — blue dining rooms sold for $1900 more on average, blue bedrooms sold for $1860 more. In fact, the only place where blue is a significant detriment is in the living room, where beige is preferred. Greige (a mix of grey and beige), taupe, and oatmeal living rooms sold for about $1800 more on average, while any colour of blue could reduce the sale price by more than $800. Sherwin Williams Aloof Gray and Behr Moth Gray both have beautiful depth.
Outside, home buyers again preferred greige — the grey is crucial here, because browns (“medium brown, taupe, or stucco”) were the least popular colour. A greige exterior sold for $1500 more than average, while a brown exterior sold for almost $2000 less. And the front door? Try charcoal or navy. Benjamin Moore Bunny Gray siding and a Behr Dark Navy door would be a dynamic choice, or choose Sherwin-Williams Moonlit Orchid for the exterior and Dulux Blue Lava or Benjamin Moore Flint on the door to add some drama.
Of course, there’s a wide spectrum of colour within each of those recommendations. And no, following them does not guarantee an improved sale price. But they certainly can’t hurt. We’ve pulled together a few options below, and we think you’ll agree, they’re anything but bland.