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Interior Painting Tips to Help Boost the Market Value of Your Home

Interior Painting Tips to Help Boost the Market Value of Your Home

Believe it or not, the color of your interior paint could affect your house’s selling price. A first impression is everything when a potential buyer walks into a house. If the décor and backdrop (the paint) aren’t up-to-date and appealing, your house may be on the market for a lot longer than expected.

Zillow recently released a study where they examined photos from nearly 50,000 home sales and analyzed how certain room types and paint color combinations correlated with the houses’ selling prices. Some colors actually helped buyers make a premium of up to $5,000!

Let’s take a look at what interior colors boost or hurt the resale value of your home.

Earth Tones

These tones include hues of brown, green, blue, orange, and some reds and tans. They are often colors that are presented in nature and have an extremely warm, inviting, and relaxing essence. Colors like these work well with most other colors, wood, stone, metal, or glass; therefore, potential buyers are not as phased by them.

According to Zillow, “homes with yellow kitchens, often in hues of creamy or wheat yellow, yielded the highest sale premium ($1360 above expected values).” Beyond the yellow, wall colors that were painted in other earth tones were among top-performing listings.

Neutral Colors

Neutral colors can easily please many different taste pallets. When a potential buyer sees a neutral colored interior, they don’t automatically think of the money they may need to spend just to “cover-up” or paint the ugly walls.

According to Zillow’s chief economist, Svenja Gudell, “Warm neutrals like yellow or light gray are stylish and clean, signaling that the home is well cared for, or that previous owners had an eye for design that may translate to other areas within the house.”

Dark Colors

DO NOT USE DARK COLORS. These have been proven to deter buyers. Zillow found that houses with “dark or style-specific wall colors” sold for up to $1,100 less than expected.

Follow these Interior Painting Tips to help boost the market value of your home. The experts from Noel Painting are your local professionals for everything related to residential painting. Give us a call today for more information!

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