Never Paint With These Colors!
Paint makes the house! If you get tired of the wall color in your home (and who doesn’t, eventually?) a fresh coat of paint is a low-cost way to freshen up your home. But if you’re thinking about resale someday, there are a few unexpected colors to avoid.
Zillow Digs evaluated more than 50,000 photos of just-sold homes and found houses with these colors sold for less than predicted.
Gray Paint: Is It for You?
Gray is fashionable right now, but not all grays are created equal. While dove or light gray has been a hit in living rooms and can boost a home’s selling price by $1,104, dark gray was a washout. If you paint your home’s dining room too dark, you could lose $1,112 when it comes time to sell.
Whites and Off-Whites
Black and white rooms remain a bold design statement, but steer clear of all white or even off-white, especially in the kitchen. White seems like a safe bet since it “goes with everything,” but the truth is the color in a smaller room can devalue your home!
Zillow Digs found that homes with kitchens painted white or off-white sold for $82 less than the predicted estimate. Historically, white has been a go-to kitchen color, but lately say design experts, white can make a small room look flat and lifeless.
You may think chocolate brown is rich and sumptuous-looking, but bedrooms painted that color sold for $236 less than expected, and homes with the same shade in a bathroom saw the final price lowered by $469.
Interior designers can’t stop talking about how much they hate Pantone 448 C also known as the world’s ugliest color. It’s a dark green, like the color of an old army blanket. Houses with bedrooms painted this color brought $236 less than the expected price, and bathrooms in the world’s ugliest color brought $469 less.
So, which colors bring home the bacon? The same Zillow Digs report shows that buyers loved kitchens with a coat of wheat-yellow paint on the walls, which boosted a home’s selling price by $1,360.
Soft sage green or khaki-painted bedrooms elevated a home’s sales price by $1,332, and coincidentally pair well with neutrals AND pops of color.
Smoky lavender might seem like an odd paint choice for a dining room, but if you pick the right color, it can add as much as $1,122 to the sales price. Better Homes and Gardens revealed THIS hue of paint, Purple Verbena, is the 2017 Color of the Year – especially down under.
On Trend in 2017
Bob Vila.com showcases the 12 colors you’re going to see everywhere this year – from subtle shades of lavender and peach, to bold terra cotta and byzantine blue. And Elle Décor offers up nine more shades people will be talking about and painting their interiors in 2017.
The Colors of Crystal Valley
Designers of the latest collections in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley are always mindful of color trends! Stop by the sales offices of Richmond American Homes to explore the latest floor plans. With both ranch or two-story models, new homes in this Castle Rock community are priced from the $300s.