The Best Paint Colors for Selling Your Home

Home Improvement

If you’ve decided to list your home for sale, you might want to consider painting it to get the most out of your house. Cool blues and grays can help boost the value of your home in the kitchen, bathrooms and on your front door, while a brown exterior or white bathroom may get you less than you’re hoping for from your home.

Last year, Zillow published a study that looked at seven years of sales data and images to determine how paint colors affect home prices. Their findings were extremely informative, but not completely surprising. Home buyers tend to pay more for neutral light living rooms and clean blue-gray kitchens, bathrooms, and dining rooms. We’ve collected some inspiration images to help you visualize the right colors in your home. 

 

Light blue or blue-gray kitchens are worth about $1,800 more in the Charlotte market.

 Lewis Kirk Blog Best Paint Colors to Sell Your House Blue Gray Kitchen

 

Light blue bathrooms can earn up to $5,400 more

Lewis Kirk Blog Best Paint Colors to Sell Your Home Blue Bathroom

 

Light neutral living rooms go for about $1,800 more

Lewis Kirk Blog Best Paint Colors to Sell Your Home Light Beige Living Room

 

Blue bedrooms are worth around $1,850 more than other colors

Lewis Kirk Blog Best Paint Colors to Sell Your Home Blue Bedroom

 

And blue dining rooms are worth about $1,900 more, even in dark navy, as long as there is white contrast in the space

Lewis Kirk Blog Best Paint Colors to Sell Your Home Blue Dining Room

 

Blue definitely wins in the home paint color category, but you can play with the colors of your accessories if you're looking to incorporate other colors into your home. Have fun with your accessories and earn top dollar for your home.

Enjoy the adventure!