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Choosing Paint Colors

  Adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls of your home can truly do wonders. If you are looking to put your home on the market, it is a great way to attract more buyers and sell your home at a great price. It is also a great way to give your home some personality. However, there are some colors to avoid.

Colors that are super bright or dark will typically scare potential home buyers off. Dark colors are hard to paint over, so avoid black and other dark shades. Bright colors are distracting and won’t suit most buyers which means more work for them after closing.


Typically kitchens don’t have much wall space to cover due to cabinets and appliances. This can open up opportunities for different paint colors such as a more colorful, accent color. Kitchens are also great places to paint a darker color, especially if your cabinets or counter tops are white, but make sure it isn’t so dark that it would be hard to paint over. Another shade to consider is a soft blue-grey color. According to this study by Zillow, kitchens painted with this color sell for up to $1800 more.

Living Room and Bathrooms

In both of these rooms, it is important to pick a color that complements the floor and other fixtures. Typically, neutrals such as a white, beige, or gray color work well but you could also consider doing a neutral that has a hint of blue or green. Blue in particular tends to work well in bathrooms. Zillow found that houses with light blue walls in the bathroom sell for nearly $5500 more!


One of the most popular colors in a bedroom is blue. While white or gray shades are always a safe choice, you could also get away with a more bold color. If the bedroom is smaller, make sure to utilize a light color to make it appear more spacious.

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