Why Neutral House Paint Colors Help Sell Your Home (& Other Tips)
What's wrong with having some color when you’re trying to sell your house? Or, should you stick with neutral house paint colors? Check out what I did to stage this house to make the seller love it and potential buyers remember this home.
1. Too much color?
A client contacted me about a house he was selling that needed staging.
He had another stager who used very colorful furniture and the house seller thought it was too much. He thought the color took the eye away from the architecture and layout of the home. That’s why he called me–to neutralize the palette and show off the home.
2. Too much yellow?
I noticed they had two yellow accent chairs and a bold painting and it may have been too much color. There was too much brightness that the seller didn’t want.
3. Don’t block windows
The window sills were low, at only 30 inches high so we had to bring in something that wasn’t going to block the nice features of the home.
4. Add accent pillows
A quick tip: When we want a fluffier, more luxurious look, we layer the bed with a lot of accent pillows.
5. The tour
I met the client’s real estate agent and he was happy with everything. I explained that we brought in furniture that was in scale with the room and not too big and bulky. He thought there was plenty of room to walk in the living room.
6. Why I chose a glass dining table
I also put a round glass dining room table in the space for an airy feeling and to help the flow. I thought having a solid dining table would make it look like there was too much furniture in the space.
7. Why I chose backless stools
I brought in backless bar stools to the kitchen island. Anything with backs would feel too much and like it was blocking the passage, which is not very wide.
8. Balancing dark colors
To balance out the dark cabinets in the kitchen, I added dark tables and accessories in the living room, while still making it feel very airy.
9. Reimagining the space
Here’s a great, spacious family room that the owner used as a dining room.
10. The master bedroom
Upstairs, the blue bedroom is very spacious. We combined blue with neutral colors. The queen-sized bed fits the space. I opened up the space near the window, adding accent chairs.
11. The kids’ bedroom
The other bedroom looks spacious with two twin beds plus a desk.
12. The third bedroom
The third bedroom is a boho-style room. The layout of this bedroom is really funky right here with this niche so we are doing some boho-style. I put a queen-sized bed in the niche. I was going to put it under the window but the bed was too high.
13. The patio setup
The patio downstairs is set up, too. We wanted people to be able to see something immediately when they looked out the French doors to the patio. You want to capture their first impression.
How to use neutral house paint colors to sell your home
There you have it! We tried to tie in nice design and function so the buyers could envision their new space. We used both bold colors and neutral house paint colors to open it up. So the best paint colors for selling a house depend on the house and specifically the rooms, themselves.
You don’t have to paint your walls white before selling your house. Just look at how to help the buyers envision themselves in the space without making it too personalized.
I hope you like the way we staged this house. Do you think we used the best paint colors to sell this house? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.