What Colors Do Homebuyers Look For?

Jul 13, 2020

Few things are as frustrating as putting in all of the hard work to make your home ready to sell, only to have it fail to garner any interest or offers. Your rooms lovely and clean, your kitchen set up beautifully, the bathroom– flawless. So, what’s amiss with your home…

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Few things are as frustrating as putting in all of the hard work to make your home ready to sell, only to have it fail to garner any interest or offers. Your rooms lovely and clean, your kitchen set up beautifully, the bathroom– flawless. So, what’s amiss with your home that buyers keep saying “pass”?


 If you have crummy walls, then the buyers won’t care how good your carpets look. Walls get chipped, and over time colors fade out of popularity. Nows, that time to take action and add life back into your walls.



Outside Home Paint Colors

Your home’s outside is what makes the first impression, so the color is essential. 40% of homebuyers are looking for a white exterior. White looks clean and crisp, but it also makes the house look more substantial than it is. 


Another solid pick for your home’s exterior is beige. Beige is neutral and bright and capable of blending in more comfortably on a wooded or landscaped property. A bold accent color can beautifully enhance both white and beige.



Interior Home Paint Colors

For years, real estate professionals advocated keeping the walls inside the home white. They thought that white walls helped prospective buyers better imagine how they would paint or decorate the room if it were their own. But, white walls are relatively emotionless, and today’s home buyers want to “feel” something when they enter a room.


Earth tones are the colors from nature and include warmer shades of brown, green, tans, orange, and even some blues and reds. These colors are warm and inviting, and especially useful when used in living rooms and dining rooms, as those rooms tend to see a lot of traffic.


Cream tones are also a good pic because they offer a light, neutral look without a stark white clinical feel. They also provide the perfect canvas for letting your creativity flow in terms of accents, furniture, and decorations. A room with neutral walls can be gorgeous when all of the accents work together to create a tableau of colors.


Some colors add value to your home more than others, according to a Zillow report. A living room painted warm tan with pink undertones could send a home price up 1.3 percent, more than any other color. Take the test to see what other places you can improve.


In recent years, the color gray has become widespread among home buyers looking for something more modern. Because gray is available in a wide array of hues, many grays’ layered effect can turn an otherwise bland room into a showstopper, by merely choosing the shades wisely.



Colors for Making a Bold Statement

When you split away from the neutral colors, you are taking a risk because bolder colors tend to cater to individual preferences. However, painting single rooms brighter colors can sometimes work to attract attention among buyers on either side of the fence.


An example of this is painting a kitchen red, yellow, or orange. These colors are festive, but they have been proven to stimulate hunger, which is why so many restaurants feature these colors in their brand logos. They also lend an airy and playful atmosphere to the kitchen, which can attract the right buyer.


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