If you’re like most homeowners, you like to optimize the value of your home even if you don’t have plans to put it on the market in the near future. After all, the same factors that create market value in a residential property also enhance the quality of life of the current residents. You’re probably already aware that a good paint job can significantly increase the value of the average home — but what you may not be aware that not all colors are equal when it comes to catching the eyes of prospective homebuyers in a positive way.
Here’s what you need to know about boosting the value of your home with the right paint job.
It’s All About the Blues — to an Extent
Conventional wisdom says that sunny yellow is the color to paint a kitchen, but today’s homebuyers are leaning toward shades of blue instead. Keeping the blues light and soft helps heighten their appeal, especially when layered with other shades of blue as well as cream, soft pinks, and light peach tones. The blues aren’t for everyone, though — experts suggest keeping it out of the main living space.
Soothing shades of blue are also great choices for the bedroom as well as the home office, foyer, and utility room. Blue or bluish-gray also works well on front doors and trim when paired with an overall neutral color palette on the home exterior.
Keeping It Classic
Color trends come and go — and they usually go far more quickly than they come, with many of them being deemed out-of-date before the paint it even dry. Sticking with classic colors helps guard against an outdated look. Classic colors also have wider appeal than their trendy counterparts. Color fads usually make potential homebuyers think of the money they’ll have to spend having the place repainted rather than envisioning themselves living pleasantly with the existing colors.
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