Before speaking to a real estate agent or even thinking about booking a moving date with a local removals company, there are a few key things you need to consider before putting your house on the market.
Potential home buyers searching for a new home may find it hard to imagine their future in an outdated, untouched-since-the-80’s style house.
When it comes to selling your home, touching up the house here and there is essential. Potential home buyers might not notice small scuffs and chips in the wood here and there, but they will see the room as a whole.
The pleasing colors of a room has a huge impact on the overall mood of your home. When you’ve decided to sell your home, the first thing you should look at is painting the walls.
This in itself, brings about a whole new world of questions, one of the biggest being ‘What color shall I paint my walls?’
In this article, many colors have been referenced, but the muted, light version and pleasing colors of these should be considered: all the colors are. This is because lighter and brighter colors create a greater sense of space and depth and are currently considered ‘trendy’ on the market right now.
Without further ado, here are the 5 most pleasing colors to potential home buyers:
1. Light Blue
Have you ever gone done to the beach and just stared out into the ocean, listening to the waves? Or maybe you’ve laid on your back on a clear sunny day and just watched the few clouds in the bright blue sky roll on by?
This is an exceedingly popular color, some say the most popular color in the word when staging a home and it is related to relaxing and serene parts of the world; including the ocean and the sky.
This tranquil, calm and relaxing color has been shown to boost sales and is often a popular color for many financial institutes.
On top of everything else, light blue is a fantastic color when you’re thinking of using multiple colors in one room.
Overall, this color has been proven to increase the price of a house by up to $5000 in some American surveys and is the definite go-to choice when spicing up your home in anticipation of potential homeowners.
Another popular color, in our day and age, is grey. Variations will include grey, grey-brown, grey-blue and more. It creates a more formal feel and instantly updates the space to modern times.
Elegance can be felt throughout the room and is only enhanced by the furniture, suiting an array from vintage to minimalist.
With light grey walls, a multitude of paintings bursting with color can be hung here to have the biggest impact on potential homeowners, showing them the potential of their possible new home.
This is an easy choice when painting a room as it makes rooms (particularly the living room) look more sophisticated and more pleasing to the eye.
The color of nature; green embodies a sense of harmony and growth. It’s a brilliant color for many rooms in the house, especially the living room.
When people see the color green, they think about organic, environmentally friendly and nature as a whole. All three of these things are becoming more and more important, as people want to protect the Earth and reconnect with their roots.
Green gives people a sense of familiarity. It’s easy to become drawn to a room and not know why, but often enough it is the color of the room that subconsciously attracts people to it.
This color can be a refreshing change to the popular grey and light blue hues that are so common in the world today.
An old favorite. White has been the one color out of all of these which has been able to stand the test of time.
For years, many have painted their walls white, and various shades of white, aiming to create a larger sense of depth and space within rooms.
It is often thought of as the most neutral color, and therefore it pairs well with plenty of the above suggestions.
If you’re truly stuck when it comes to choosing a color, the good ol’ fashioned white won’t let you down.
While the above colors are great for many different rooms in the house, yellow (muted and light variations) are great for the kitchen and bedrooms.
This color is not great for darker areas of the house with little amounts of natural light. Muted yellow in the kitchen, for example, brings a sense of optimism and happiness. Depending on how good a chef you are, the optimistic nature of yellow may definitely be advantageous for you.
Overall, Pleasing colors for certain areas in the house, but definitely be careful using this in rooms/hallways which lack natural light and space.
Author Bio: Ross Evans is a blogging enthusiast and lead writer for international removals firm White & Company. With a passion for writing on a wide range of subjects including travel, culture and business, his informative and creative writing style leads to an engaging read that everyone can enjoy.