If you’re thinking of selling your DC Ranch home, you’re probably also thinking about what you need to do to increase your home’s interior and exterior appeal. One of the simplest and effective ways to update and refresh your home is to repaint it, both inside and out. But what colors are considered the best for resale value and a quick sale? Check out these tips on picking a shade for the interior or exterior of your home.
The best exterior paint colors
Experts have done studies on what color the exterior of your house should be if you want to appeal to the most buyers. According to one of those studies, the most popular colors for the exterior of a home are white and beige. White exteriors are not as common in many parts of the Phoenix area, and definitely not in DC Ranch and Silverleaf! But our neighborhood definitely has beige (and many shades of it) covered! Beige tones are neutral and are generally acceptable to the DC Ranch HOA (although don’t forget that you need prior approval from the HOA before changing your exterior paint color – call 480-513-1500 for more information.) Additionally, beige tones look good with a range of other colors that you might use for architectural accents, railings, awnings and shutters.
Neutral colors for the interior
You probably already know that painting your interior walls neutral colors is best when you want to make your house appealing to as many buyers as possible. But which colors are really neutral? Light creams are popular at the moment since they are warmer than plain white and go well with any other color, leaving room for accent walls. Beige is another neutral color choice for any home.
Gray tones are yet another option when you want a neutral shade. It’s become increasingly popular in the last few years because it’s considered more chic and modern than the traditional neutral shades of cream and beige. Take note that it goes best with contemporary décor, so if your home has a traditional feel, you might want to stick to other neutral colors.
Those other options might include shades that remind people of nature, with brown, tan, and green being some earthy colors that are considered to be neutral because they go with most other colors, yet offer a warm, inviting look to any room.
Bold colors for accent walls
While your whole house shouldn’t be covered in bright shades, it’s okay to use them sparingly in an otherwise neutral room. In fact, studies have shown that yellow kitchens can improve the sales price of a home, since this color is cheerful and warm. (Did you know that yellow can even increase the appetite?) If you don’t want a completely yellow kitchen, you can always just paint one or two walls this shade. Red and orange work well for accent walls in the kitchen, too.
Other rooms of the house can also benefit from accent walls. For instance, blue is great for bedrooms and studies, since it can create a soothing feel. Just stick to lighter shades of blue, or at least make sure the rest of the room has a lighter color, since a lot of dark blue can make the room too dark and dreary for many buyers.
Green is another great accent color, since it gives off a happy, refreshing feeling. It’s great for playrooms, bedrooms, and family rooms. While some subtle shades of green can be considered neutral, a brighter tone may be perfect for an accent wall.
If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, we would be happy to take a look and give you other great tips for getting your home ready to sell. Contact The Matheson Team by calling 480-360-0281 or by filling out the form below.
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