It’s common knowledge that when it’s time to sell your Possum Kingdom home, if you have any crazy paint colors, it’s best to cover them with something neutral. That's why when you want to increase your home's value you know what paint colors to choose. Most homeowners tend to lean toward beiges, grays, and off-whites because they appeal to a wider range of buyers.
But what if instead of going neutral, you knew exactly what color to paint certain rooms in your house to add more value?
Every year, Zillow releases a paint color analysis. Using data from hundreds of thousands of listings, the company can link specific paint colors to selling better or worse than similar homes with white walls.
Check out the results below.
Increase your home's value with a blue kitchens
Kitchens are the heart of the home, and Zillow reports that homes that offer gray-blue paint sell for an average of $1,809 more. If you’re the type of person that likes dark cabinets with light walls, kitchens that offered this design sold for an average of $1,547 more, for those who have a yellow kitchen, you might want to make some changes. Yellow shades decreased the sale price by an average of $820. Many houses have their dining room attached to the kitchen, but for those that have a separate area, dining rooms painted bluish/gray sold for an average of $1,926 more.
Bathrooms do well with light blue
Blue does well in bathrooms as well. Bathrooms that offered a light blue shade sold for an average of $5,440 more than bathrooms of different colors. Is your bathroom solid white? Get some color on the walls before putting that sign in the yard—white bathrooms sold for an average of $4,035 less.
Matte colors do well in bedrooms
The bedroom is another room that blue shades did well, but it’s a particular shade of blue - matte soft cerulean with white baseboards. Think of a dull sky blue. This combo brought in an average of $1,856 more when the home sold. Houses that had pink bedrooms sold for an average of $208 less.
Living Rooms want neutral colors
It’s the room in the house where everyone gathers, and memories are made. If you want to increase your home's value, the best paint colors to consider for your living space include light beiges and gray browns. Homes with these colors in the living room sold for an average of $2,000 more. Surprise… the living rooms is where you want to avoid any blue colors. Houses that had blue living rooms sold for an average of $820 less.