The Psychology of Color on your Home
We frequently suggest that homeowners paint before placing their homes on the market. Don’t be offended!
Color choices are very personal and when selling your home, it’s critical to appeal to the greatest number of potential buyers. With so many people beginning their search for a home on the Internet today, your home and listing photos must stand out from your competition. Color is one very simple way to do this.
Painting your house’s exterior before you put it on the market will give the biggest bang for your fix-up buck, as long as you are using colors that conform to the neighborhood’s decorating norm. The correct color may be the most powerful and cost effective design tool at your disposal. What is “correct” these days? In general, lighter colors are favored for exterior as they make the property seem larger. For those painting an older home, you may want to consider historical accuracy, as this could be a big selling point as well.
When choosing interior colors for the home, consider the purpose of each room. Kitchen and dining areas painted in “food colors” such as coffee browns, celery greens and scrambled-egg yellows will make the rooms feel more natural. For your bedroom and bathroom, cool colors can form a relaxing atmosphere. Consider shades of blue, green or even lavender.
Of course, common sense should help you with any color choices. You need to match other things in your home and keep a comfortable environment as well.