Palette Power: Our Agents Share Their Tried-And-True Paint Colors

Let’s talk paint. Yes, you read that right. Paint might seem like a mundane detail in the grand scheme of selling your home, but trust us when we say it can make all the difference in elevating a space. Picture this: you’re browsing through listings online, and you come across two similar-looking homes. One has a fresh coat of paint in inviting hues, while the other looks like it hasn’t seen a paintbrush since the ’90s. Which one are you more likely to click on? Exactly.

So, what are these mystical paint colors that real estate professionals swear by? Well, it’s a colorful world out there, but there are a few essentials that consistently wow potential buyers:

  1. Neutral Necessities: Ah, neutrals – the unsung heroes of home staging. Shades like soft greys, warm beiges, and crisp whites provide a clean canvas for buyers to envision their own décor. Plus, they make rooms feel more spacious, cohesive, and clean, which is always a win-win.
  2. Bold Statements: Who says you can’t have a little fun with paint? Accent walls in bold colors like navy blue, emerald green, or even a pop of sunshine yellow are eye catching in listing photos. These vibrant hues add personality and charm to a space without overwhelming potential buyers. (Meaning there is less to repaint!)
  3. Timeless Classics: Some paint colors never go out of style. Think timeless classics like calming blues, soothing greens, or elegant grays. These versatile shades create a sense of tranquility and sophistication that appeals to a wide range of buyers. Many paint companies offer historical collections of color to pair perfectly with antique finishes.

Fuss Free Finishes:

When it comes to paint finish, matte and flat paint have become increasingly popular over recent years, however it can be difficult to manage and keep clean! That being said, consider opting for an eggshell finish for walls and a satin for trim and baseboards for a similar look with less upkeep. And a quick pass with a magic eraser is always a fast fix for scuffs and stains!

Get to the colors! (We’re hearing someone yelling in the background.) What are these top shades used by our trusted industry professionals? These RE/MAX Elevate agents have rolled up their sleeves and grabbed their rollers for the ultimate test. Here are some of their tried-and-true favorites:

There’s too many colors to decide from! But I love Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams.

-Jenna Withers, REALTOR® & Project Manager at J.W. Withers Construction

A warm and wonderful interior color I love is Blonde by Sherwin Williams. It goes with most everything. (And the name is easy to remember, too!)

-Tracy Stevens, REALTOR®

Tahitian Vanilla by Valspar has been a family favorite for years. We share it with anyone and everyone! (And they all end up recommending it, too!)

-Ellen Bohn, Owner

Graphite by Benjamin Moore is a rich color that can be used for interior or exterior.

-Sarah Darrow, REALTOR®

Pink Elephant by BEHR is the color we just painted my daughter’s bathroom. It’s so cheerful!

-Lexi Branstrom, REALTOR®

But why is paint so important for a home sale, you ask? Well, aside from making your home look fresh and inviting, paint plays a crucial role in setting the tone for potential buyers. It helps them imagine themselves living in the space and visualizing their own personal touches. Plus, a well-painted home signals to buyers that you’ve taken good care of the property, which can instill confidence and trust.

So, whether you’re gearing up to sell your home or simply looking to refresh your space, don’t underestimate the power of paint. Take a cue from our agents’ favorite colors and give your home the makeover it deserves. Who knows? A fresh coat of paint might just be the ticket to a successful sale or a happy chapter in the life you live in your home currently.

Do you have questions about preparing your home for market? Our RE/MAX Elevate agents are happy to provide resources from everything to a preparation checklist, staging suggestions, contractor recommendations and more.

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