To those who are in the market to sell their homes, paint can actually play a more critical role than many homeowners believe. And we’re talking hundreds, if not thousands of dollars worth in added value. There’s a definite correlation between home staging paint colors and how quickly that home is sold. Here’s a room-by-room guide on which colors best compliment which rooms to maximize sale potential. You’ll be able to sell your home quickly with these tips.

”I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.” - Joan Miro

Bathroom - Light Powder Blue

Blue is going to come up a lot in this article
A light powder blue is great for the bathroom. Source: HGTV

Accents are key when it comes to bathrooms. Try painting the trim work an equally soft, neutral tone to really attract buyers’ attention. Supposedly blue is a calming color, which might be what helps prospective homeowners envision themselves in the home. You’ll find that many of the best interior paint brands revolve around blue when you want to sell your home. Get the most out of your bathroom by painting the following features as complementary accents to the blue:

  • Crown molding
  • Trim work
  • Vanity
  • Accent wall
  • Around the mirror
  • Along the edges

Bedroom - Light Cerulean

Blue walls match blue bedding
A teal paint can really liven things up. Source: Business Insider

The bedroom is another example of a room where soothing, calming colors tend to draw in prospective buyers. Not only will this (again) allow the buyer to envision themselves in the home they’re about to purchase, but having a calm bedroom is almost a state of refuge. You’ll want to make sure that you have the best paint homes can get for interiors, as this will significantly increase the value of your home from the inside out.

Dining Room - Pale Gray Blue

This beautiful kitchen is painted grey blue
The soft palette of colors in the kitchen. Source: Science Rocks

Zillow did an article on which colors added the most value to a home, and what they kept finding was that blue kept popping up for interior designs. Or to quote their CEO Svenja Gudell directly:

"Painting walls in fresh, natural-looking colors, particularly in shades of blue and pale gray, not only make a home feel larger, but also are neutral enough to help future buyers envision themselves living in the space. Incorporating light blue in kitchens and bathrooms may pay off especially well as the color complements white countertops and cabinets, a growing trend in both rooms."

This means that the best interior paint 2018 has to offer will be a light shade of blue.

The Living Room - Brown

The beautiful spectrum of different colors in the living room
Soft whites are rarely out of place. Source: Home Edit

As it turns out, painting your living room blue is not the best choice. Instead, one of the best colors you can paint your living room for a high resale value is between a light brown and a beige interior. Otherwise try a pale taupe, or oatmeal to try and increase the price.

Just be sure to hire a pro to get the job done so it looks professional and has clean lines and edges.

Front Door - Charcoal

Well crafted colors schemes for exterior front doors
The front door needs a sturdy, welcoming color. Source: Art Orbit

Now we’re talking. Front doors are the first impression of your house So give yours a bold look by painting it black or dark brown. You really want a color that will grab someone’s attention. Pull them into your home and keep them interested the entire time with the right selection of interior paint colors to sell your home. 2018 is the year for sellers, so spruce up your home to add a great deal of value to make it as appealing as possible.

Exterior - Light Brown

The exterior is no stranger to a new paint job either.
The best colors tend to favor browns and greys. Source: Houzz

Interestingly enough, Zillow found something of the opposite when it came to home exteriors. Most people want a home that looks like, well, a home. Modern colors come and go, but brownish colors will always be the basis for what people consider the exterior norm.

The only exception to this rule is the new “greige” color that seems to be taking off nowadays. Literally a combination of grey and beige. While it may sound boring, it’s really becoming a popular choice for exterior paint on homes. So when it comes to the outside of your house, don’t go crazy. Think darker neutral colors when trying to sell. And just be sure your paint brands list themselves as being exterior paint.

Kitchen - Light Blue

Finally, enjoy the light blue kitchen island
Blue comes up a lot with home resales. Source: HGTV

Keeping with the Zillow theme, painting your kitchen in a light blue will increase the value of your home. This is especially true with kitchens, as they tends to be some of the more utilized rooms in the house. So it’s especially important that future homeowners can see themselves in the kitchen. So as it turns out, the best interior paint color for selling a house is overwhelmingly light blue. So if you’re ever selling your home, stock up on powder, perrywinkle, or just light blue paint.

Want to get a little painting done in your home? Don’t DIY, get professional results. Contact a painter for a free estimate today!

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