Sunday, November 30, 2014
Repainting is often a must when you’re reselling a house, and especially if the house is a foreclosure. A new lick of paint makes the property more presentable - cleaner, newer, and in better condition, if only in terms of visual appeal.
The rule of thumb, in such cases, is to paint with neutral, non-offensive colors. Buyers are piqued by homes where they can see themselves in. As such, the house should be presented as a blank canvas. It should appeal to a broader range of preferences among homebuyers.
Look to the following colors below for inspiration:
One can never go wrong with white. White, or off-white colors, are the staple, the standard, the go-to color for many homes. White is a basic color that appeals to just about everyone. A white house can appear bigger and cleaner. Additionally, white can be paired with any other color, which means you have infinite options for accent colors on the home. Variants include off-white, eggshell, and creamy shades of white.
Beige and similar shades like cream are also popular. Beige, like white, is a neutral, non-invasive color. Its conservative look will go well with traditional homes that have extensive landscaping and stonework, or woodwork, trim. It can also be paired with white, dark gray, or dark blue trim.
Gray is a versatile look: it could go hand-in-hand with a traditional home, but it could also cast a modern, urban feel when used on contemporary homes. Gray will go well with greenery, too. From light grays to dark grays and warm grays like taupe, gray can complement different types of homes.
Earth tones like brown, tan, and greens are best suited to traditional homes, vacation homes, manors, cabins, and retreats. They evoke a warm, homey, woodsy, and inviting atmosphere. But modern homes can also make use of the palette to great effect.
Another color that could be paired with both the modern and the traditional, dark blue is a soothing color that goes well with white trim, gray trim, or red brick. Choose between navy, blue-gray, and similar shades. A bright red or rich wooden door will make a statement when paired with this color.