FAQ - Paint Colors

FAQ: What paint colors should I choose?

One of the most effective ways to spruce up your home while getting it ready for sale is to paint the interior. Let’s face it – paint colors fade, life happens, and walls get dingy…

So, what colors should you choose? The answer might seem simple – white, of course! It’s a clean slate and will allow a potential buyer to start with a blank canvas, right? Wrong. *Repeat after me: I will not paint my walls white. I will not paint my walls white. I will not paint my walls white.*  

While white may work in other parts of the country, here, in our local market, buyers tend to agree that white indicates sterility, starkness, and bareness. Perhaps those are all great adjectives for a hospital, but not exactly words that elicit positive emotions to potential buyers. And that certainly won’t help them to imagine sipping warm coffee at the breakfast nook or enjoying a glass of red wine by the fireplace…

The good news: white is not the only neutral! The colors below have proven to give potential buyers a sense of warmth, comfort, and coziness. They are muted enough to fade into the background but beautiful enough to be noticed. Check them out…

Softer Side:

Realist Beige

Realist Beige

Balanced Beige

Balanced Beige

Requisite Gray

Requisite Gray

Neutral Nuance:

Universal Khaki

Universal Khaki

Sedate Gray

Sedate Gray

Accessible Beige

Accessible Beige

Escape Gray

Escape Gray

Coastal Cool:

Sea Salt

Sea Salt

Lemongrass

Lemongrass

Traditional Twist:

Colonnade Gray

Colonnade Gray

Stone Lion

Stone Lion

Sand Beach

Sand Beach

Liveable Luxe:

Mindful Gray

Mindful Gray

Contented

Contented

Gateway Gray

Gateway Gray

All of these paint colors are from the Sherwin Williams HGTV Home Collection