In fact 96 percent of all agents recommend a fresh coat of paint for their clients’ homes.And why is painting your house in order to sell your home so important? How about a major return on investment! According to HomeGain’s Prepare to Sell 2011 national survey, the average price to paint interior walls,ceilings and trims is significantly low, but that increases a home price a lot — which can be something close to 250 percent return on investment.
Repainting the Kitchen
Going room by room and making the correct decision on colors is vital and you can get the best approach for each one. In the kitchen it’s good to stay in the orange, red and yellow families. These work well because they’re food related, but it’s important to still make them soft, appealing and neutral, and keep them in the suggested food group colors. “In the kitchen, these colors will fly but keep these tips in mind to make them work well.”
Repainting the Bathroom
In the bathroom paint must be light, because the room tends to be smaller, and a darker color would just make it more so. One way to infuse color into the room is through accessories like soaps or towels. But for the walls, keep it in the light yellows or tans. Perhaps you can pick up colors from the tile floors, but if the floors are hardwood then it’s best to stick with neutral tones.
Repainting the Bedrooms
In the bedroom it’s also especially important to stay away from bright colors, since this room is viewed as a sanctuary, so choose something very neutral that will work with the flooring and also flow into the master bathroom. Bed and bath colors do not have to be the same but definitely must flow.
Repainting the Home Office
The only spot where warmer, richer colors are welcomed is in the home office, where cinnamon, dark brown or even dark blue are welcome — these colors make the space an area in which to work and relax.
Repainting Other Areas of the Home
Other paint suggestions to help sell your home include salmon-hued paints – they make people’s skin color look good. A very pale beige with a blue tone is very tranquil while a beige tone with a green tint that gives off energy and both are good choices for the living room.
And don’t forget about the great outdoors and your garage. In the patio area it’s not necessary to paint but do ensure that the decks and patios are pressure washed and fresh looking. For your basement and garage paint is also important. Paint the concrete floor and warm up these otherwise cold spaces with a warm neutral color like gold.
The Color to Avoid
Surprisingly, white is the color to avoid. When painting to help sell your house, the color white is not your ally. “The biggest mistake people make is painting their house entirely white inside thinking it’s a neutral color. It’s not, it’s a bright color.”