Selling a home with an electric, lime green living room in 2017 is going to be more difficult than you originally anticipated. In fact, your home might sit stagnant on the market for quite some time. The reality is that paint color packs a serious punch in the real estate game.
So, which colors are going to sell your home?
Armed with results from Zillow’s 2017 Paint Color Analysis, we’re dishing on the hues to use and the hues to lose before putting your house on the market. (Hint: Lime green didn’t make the list.)
The Front Door: Navy
For a killer curb appeal and a lasting first impression, coat your front door in a neat, navy blue! This versatile, timeless shade looks beautiful with any exterior color. Bonus? Zillow reports that navy doors sold for $1,500+ more than any other hues on the market.
The Kitchen: Gray-Blue
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Zillow reports that homes with kitchens outfitted in soft, blue or gray hues often sold for a $1809.00 premium.
The Living Room: Warm Browns
Traditional beige, oatmeal and soft taupe reign supreme in living spaces for 2017. Zillow reports homes with warm brown living room walls sold for $1,900+ more than expected.
The Bedroom: Cerulean
Photographer: Christina Wedge
The report reveals that lively blues, such as cerulean or cadet blue, grants homes with a $1,856 premium.
The Bathroom: Pale Blue
Fresh, clean and soothing – pale blue is the best-selling hue for the washroom. Not convinced in the power of paint yet? Zillow reports that light blue bathrooms sold for $5,000+ more (!!) than expected.
The Dining Room: Slate
A sophisticated slate-blue hue for dining room walls will sell homes for more money. Zillow reports that slate dining rooms sold for nearly $2,000 more than plain, white dining rooms.
The Exterior: Greige
Light gray and warm beige marry to create the modern-day classic: greige. Zillow reports that greige-colored homes are outselling their brown or tan counterparts by $3,496.