How to Stage Your Home With Color

How to Stage Your Home With Color

When you're ready to put your home up for sale, one of the first things you will need to do is to assess the condition of your home to see if it’s market-ready. Depending upon market conditions, your preparations may be as complex as remodeling a kitchen, or as simple as painting and cleaning your home. One of the easiest ways to prep your home for sale is with paint color.

With the popularity of decorating shows and blogs, buyers now gravitate toward homes that have been decorated with color. Using paint color to stage your home is an insider secret that you can easily master. 

Staging is More Than Choosing a Neutral Paint Color

Having the right colors in your home can position it above the competition in any market. While most people assume that painting the home’s interior white is the best option to appeal to all buyers, that’s not really true anymore. When I sold a home in 2003, the first real estate professional that wanted my listing, advised me immediately to paint over all the wall color in the home, and neutralize the accessories to a bland color. My house had Tuscan decor, with an warm orange dining room and kitchen, and a rich gold living room. I felt that the colors were perfect to feature the home’s personality, so I moved on to a real estate agent that embraced the colors.

 The house sold within days, and the most frequent comment from buyers who toured the home was that they loved the color scheme. 

Here are some innovative tips for creating a color palette to help you stage your home. You can use these tips regardless of your home’s style, location, or age. You can also refine the color palette even further with styles that are specific to your region or neighborhood. Read more...

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