Who knew that our high school art classes would come in handy later in life.
A lot of clients ask us, “What color will sell my house?” Color is an extremely important element that influences homebuyers.
Like anything artistic, color trends change and what worked 10 years ago may not work today. If you are planning on selling your home, here are a few color trends that you should know about.
1. Classic White
Trends may change, but white is almost always in. White is a timeless color and it fits seamlessly into almost any color scheme.
Whether you decide to make white the focal color, or you use it as a complimentary color in your design, you can guarantee that white will work.
One of the most popular colors in the last few years is grey.
Grey is a great color to use in your home because it is highly adaptable. Like white, grey fits into most designs and it compliments stone finishes very well. Also, depending on what shade of grey you use, it can make a room look warmer without completely neutralizing natural light like other darker colors.
3. Neutral Colors
Do you fear color choice? Don’t fret. Just paint your house in a neutral color.
Most homebuyers value a home that doesn’t require a full paint job. Painting your house in neutral colors, like whites or creams, can save a homebuyer a lot of money.
These colors may not be flashy, but they work.
4. Earthy Tones
If white and grey seem a little boring to you, warm, earthy tones are another trend that is “in.”
Shades of brown, green, blue, orange, and some reds can bring your house alive and provide it with some much-needed character.
These types of colors work well with rustic elements, like hardwood floors and stone, allowing you to bring out that earthy vibe in your home.
Blue continues to be a popular color for homeowners. Part of blue’s appeal is that it can fit into older and modern designs.
For more modern homes, a dark blue can bring out highlight certain elements of the home, while lighter blues can be used to exaggerate natural lightning and create a room that seems peaceful and restful.
Blue even works well for children’s bedrooms as lighter shades of it are less dominant and will not distract from the design.
Cater to the Market
Whatever you decide to choose, always cater to the market when you are selling your house. It doesn’t matter what you like if you are about to sell your home. When in doubt, always default to simple, neutral colors as they are one of the safest bets you can make.
If you have any questions about selling your house, do not hesitate to contact HomeLife White Rock. We have been helping people buy and sell houses in the White Rock real estate market for many years and we are committed to helping you find the perfect house for your family.