Painting Your Home to Sell

When selling your home, you want to make sure it appeals to the largest number of potential buyers as possible. To increase your home’s appeal to a broad range of buyers, it’s best to proceed with caution when selecting paint colors. Your bright fuchsia walls may bring a smile to your face, but they may send a home buyer sprinting out of the door.

As a general rule, real estate professionals encourage sellers to paint their home’s interior in neutral colors. This doesn’t mean that you have to limit your choices to simply shades of white or beige. Neutral colors can include earth tones like tan, brown, coffee and green. Want to brighten your interior? Consider soft yellows and creams. Do you favor a contemporary look? The right shade of grey can provide the perfect modern backdrop to your furnishings. Soothing shades of blue, especially in a bedroom, can also be appealing.

Whatever neutral colors you choose, make sure the shade works well with the rest of your decor, the style of your home, and color of your trim. For some ideas to get you started, check out “21 Expert Picks for Fail Safe Colors.”