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Painting to Sell Your Home

Posted by Daniel Mizrahi on Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Your home only has one chance to make a first impression, and if you’re trying to sell your home, this impression can be crucial. In today’s real estate market, many people are turning up to view a house with a preemptively drawn up contract. Those few moments when a potential buyer enters your home could seal the deal to sell your home. In order to maximize this potential (and minimize the amount of time that your house is on the market), it is essential that your home decor and color palette is fresh.

The colors of your home create a backdrop against which potential home buyers imagine their belongings, furniture, and family. However, this does not mean that you should paint your walls in various shades of beige and white; neutral colors aren’t limited to shades of these two colors. Paint is an impactful change, and choosing the wrong color — or too much of the wrong color — can discourage a potential buyer.

If your home decor is outdated, applying a new coat of paint is a quick way to achieve a more current, updated look. Benjamin Moore offers Carrington Beige and Nantucket Gray as two colors that compliment one another and will instantly update the appearance of any room. These two colors are timeless and fuse traditional hues and contemporary trends.

Perhaps your home is a little too small for your family, but it would be just right for a couple’s first home. If you still live in your house (and it’s getting full!), your focus should be on creating spaces that look light, clean, and organized — this makes your dwelling seem larger. Additionally, painting the crown moldings the same color as the wall makes your walls seem taller than they truly are and brightens a room immensely. Monroe Bisque and Camouflage, also by Benjamin Moore, are light colors that remain warm and bring a touch of elegance to any space.

If your aim to create a more dramatic appearance in a room, Sherwin Williams’ Caviar is a muted black that has an almost chalk-like finish. When paired with a white-gray such as Manhattan Mist by Behr, you can create luscious accent walls and focal points while still using neutral colors.

As one of Southern California’s finest professional remodeling services, we at Open Hand Remodeling can help you identify the best paint colors for your unique home. Please contact us for a free estimate, and let us help you with you next home project!

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