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What Interior Paint Colors Help Sell a Home

Karene Garlich-Loman

Over 20 years in the service industry has taught me the value of good customer service. I believe it comes from honesty, integrity and perseverance...

Over 20 years in the service industry has taught me the value of good customer service. I believe it comes from honesty, integrity and perseverance...

Feb 28 2 minutes read

What interior paint colors help sell a home?


The short answer is paint colors in the off-white and gray families of paint colors help sell ahome..

Neutral paint colors – in the off-white and gray families of paint colors – tend to be the most popular with most buyers. For sure, many a home has sold for top dollar with a richer palette of paint colors. That being said, the off-white and gray paint color families are the biggest winners with most home buyers, simply because they are neutral. The photo above is a good example of an off-white wall color and white trim. Some version of this combination is the most popular choice in the marketplace.

Generally speaking, neutral colors allow buyers to visualize themselves and their furniture in the house. A neutral paint palette allows the buyers to picture the home as their own – instead of having to process it has someone else's because the wall is red or yellow or some other attention-grabbing color.

Fresh paint might add as much as 1% to 3% to the sale price. And it likely will help your home sell more quickly. Focus on high traffic and first impression areas, such as the front foyer and the kitchen. You don't always need to repaint the interior entirely. Be strategic.

Atlanta Realtor Lesa Bell has put together an awesome Pinterest board on interior paint colors that will help you sell your house. Check it out!


Check out Pinterest Board on Interior Paint Colors

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