It’s common knowledge that a fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest ways to help your home sell. However, the right colors are crucial. Research shows that certain paint colors in certain rooms of the home can raise the final sale value by thousands.
Blue in the bathroom: In 2017, Zillow found that blue can be a surprisingly valuable color. In particular, houses with bathrooms that were painted a pale, soft blue sold for an average of $5,440 more than expected.
Brown living rooms: That same study by Zillow also found that light browns, such as beige and taupe, added value when used in living rooms. Homes painted this way sold for an average of $1,926 more than expected.
Avoid bright white: While neutrals consistently cause homes to sell for more money, stark white for interiors is usually not the right choice. This color can easily come across as sterile and uninviting.
Paint it black: Generally light colors are better, but the exception is the front door. A black front door has been shown to increase the sales price of an average American home by 2.9%. Black can also be an effective color when used on kitchen islands and cabinets, so long as the walls provide ample contrast.
Neighborly exteriors: There are many exterior colors that can work well when selling your house. To help make the right choice for your home, look at what the neighbors have done. After all, buyers already like your neighborhood. Use that knowledge to your advantage when choosing an exterior color.