The housing market is competitive and there’s usually only a certain amount of buyers out there at any given time. This means if you want to sell your home, you have to do all you can to make your home stand out from the rest. Painting your home with an eye-catching coat of fresh paint is the first point of call and if you choose the right colour palette, you’ll not only boost the value of your home, but increase potential buyer trust.
Colour trends change over time, so it’s always best to research trends depending on the time of year you plan to sell. Alternatively, you can consult a professional house painter in South Brisbane or the surrounding areas to take advantage of their expertise. Desirable colours in a home will help potential buyers envisage themselves in each room. If the colours are too dark or paint is chipped or unkempt, you’re likely to put off buyers.
Homes with Particular Paint Schemes Sell for Higher on Average
While the majority of buyers will want to re-design their new home to their own tastes, some studies have found homes with a particular paint scheme will sell for higher prices on average. So while you may have previously thought to leave your home as a blank canvas in white and beige tones, actually painting each room with its own unique colour that corresponds to how the room will be used, is likely to get your home more interest.
While you want your home to stand out from the rest, you don’t want to make it an eyesore with clashing gaudy colours that while you may like, not everyone will have the same opinion! Research has shown that homes painted in a mix of grey and beige or ‘’greige’’ on the exterior, generally sell for more. And to give the house a touch of character, the door can be painted a more stand-out tone with blue being a particular favourite.
A potential buyer will want to feel the kitchen is hygienic and an open, spacious area and the right colour scheme can affect this. Yellow was a previously favourable colour, but now could have a negative impact with soft blues now a good way to go for the kitchen.
Shades of grey can be a good choice for the living area, as it’s sophisticated and can be easily uplifted with flashes of bright coloured cushions, a unique rug or stand out art pieces on the wall. Beige, pale taupe or oatmeal have also proven to be popular with new house buyers.
While you may think pure white is the way to go in the bathroom, this could actually harm your sale price in today’s market. The fresh modern look new buyers are after are; soft blues or light purples. Consult with a skilled house painter if you need help deciding on the right shade.
Coffee and earthy colours are especially popular today and can work in a small bedroom bathed in natural sunlight to give it a warm, cosy atmosphere. If your ceiling is low, painting it white can help to open up the space a little bit. Blue is calming and cooling and also a popular shade for bedrooms.