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If you’ve ever been house hunting, you know that a house’s decor can make or break it as a contender for your next home. We all like to think that we can imagine a home to its full potential, but when you’re staring at a light pink bathroom with black and white tile, it can be really hard to see yourself there. So don’t polarize your potential buyers! Whether you’re flipping a house, selling your home or thinking about selling your home in the next few years, we’ve gathered the best colors for staging your home.
The best colors for staging your home all have one thing in common—they’re all neutrals. A quick word about neutral colors…if you’re not in the paint biz or you’ve never picked out a white, what we’re about to say may come as a bit of a shock. Picking out neutrals is really hard! Although at first glance, they may all seem the same, each white, taupe or grey has subtle differences in tone and color that will change how it looks on your walls. Moral of the story—take these suggestions to heart and don’t just randomly grab at the beige paint chips next time you’re picking out paint.
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While you may think Farrow & Ball are nuts for calling this color Stone White, it is one of the more stylish neutrals in your toolbox. Great with warm or distressed woods, this color is lovely with a vintage style but still has mass appeal.
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Sherwin Williams Crushed Ice is the perfect cool, easy gray-blue. We love this for a bedroom or a guest bath and is a hit with younger buyers. It’s relaxed, classic and palatable for a spectrum of tastes.
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Benjamin Moore’s Glacier White is the white you need if you’re looking for an off-white that doesn’t sneak in yellow undertones. This color is fantastic for rooms with big, bright light.
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And finally, if you’re looking for a cream, go with Benjamin Moore’s Gentle Cream. Gentle Cream is exactly what it says—clean, comforting and timeless. It’s a cream with yellow undertones, which makes it great with white trim and most flooring, tile or carpets.
If you’re considering repainting your home before putting it up for sale, think about choosing one color and carrying it from room to room for a unified look. It’ll save you thought, time and money, plus you’ll likely have less leftover paint.
Have you ever painted a home before you put it up for sale? Any big turnoffs you notice when you look at homes? Tell us!