5 Paint Colours Buyers Want to See — and Might Pay More For

Wednesday Jun 06th, 2018





Colour theory isn't a new Science. Certain colours illicit an emotional reaction, be it good or bad. Choosing the right paint colours to refresh your home before putting it on the market is an important step. With this list in hand, be confident knowing you've picked a modren palette that will draw in potential buyers (and big offers).



Mellow Yellow 


Exterior paint technologies have come a long way. For example, eco-friendly self-cleaning paint technology inspired by lotus flower (seriously check it out!).

If your home exterior is in need of some TLC, this is the time to splash on a new paint colour. Break the neutral only mold and go with a hue that's really hot right now soft, butter yellow. It has a Nantucket-beach-house vibe, and appeals to both the realist (resale value) and the dreamers (forever home). 




Grey Stock 


Pianting the exterior of your home before shooting listing photoshas a power to punch up its value in a big way. Not only will a fresh paint colour draw interest, but buyers will appreciate not having to do it themselves down the road.

If staying within the nautral pallete and playing it safe is more to your style, then "greige" is for you. As a mix of grey and beige, it combines the warm tans of beige with the cool white under-tones of ever-popular grey. To keep it inetersting, paint the front door in a deep, chilli red - also a trending colour for 2018. 




Black Out


Many of the interior paint colours that are trending today are extreme but don't be turned off. They will attract buyers. Knowing that you won't be living with this colour for the next five years may actually be quite freeing, so go bold. 

This year, one of the most popular colours doesn't have colour at all - true matte black  is popping up everywhere. Edgy and dramatic, dedicate the whole room to this dark colour, or use it to highlight a feature wall or door. 




Seaside Getaway 


Striking a beautiful balance between soft blue and sage green, muted seafoam is coating everything from kitchen cabinets to bedroom. Its non-invasive hue is peaceful and restorative, and is a popular paint colour choice for bathrooms and formal sitting rooms as well. 

While it matches up nicely with grey, taupe, and brown, this colour really shines when staged with orange and coral. Also if you're felling emboldened, try a monochromatic look and paint both the walls and trim for an off-the-moment feel. Showcase your home in this modern way to get buyers talking (and bidding). 




Green Giant 


Moving along the green spectrum, we find our next and final value-adding colour for 2018 - a dark blue-green. This deep moody hue reminds us of our relationship with nature, and can make us feel more connected to our surroundings. Ideal for an entryway or powder room, choose a low sheen when using this rich colour to minimize eye-catching reflection.

A dark blue-green is a great alternative to the ultra-hip (and somewhat intimidating) black, which will still harness the power of avant-garde palettes. This deep green jewel-toned paint colour for any room in your home gives it an instant  air of opulence. 




From the inside out, make use of these on-trend colours in your home to capture the attention and imagination of potential home buyers. When home buyers see a palette in your home they've only seen in magazines, its value (and your decorating cache) could get a big boost. 


Curious about what your home is worth? Give us a call; you will be pleasantly surprised at your home’s current value. Planning a renovation? We can advise you where you will get the most return on your investment.  Please accept this as your personal invite to call upon us with any of your real estate needs. We can be reached at 416 699 9292 or drop us an e-mail at info@weselltoronto.com


This blog post originally appeared on RE/MAX.ca
















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