July 30

The 4 Best Exterior Paint Colors to Sell Your House

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Repainting your home before you put it on the market is always a good idea. A fresh coat of exterior paint gives it an immediate facelift, a signal to buyers that your home has been taken care of and move-in ready. Choosing the paint color to update your home is the hard part.

The right exterior paint colors that appeal to buyers can make a big difference in the perceived value of a home and ensure that it sells quickly.  Real estate agents and professional painters can guide homeowners on what works best for their home considering the neighborhood and architecture of the home.

Which Paint Colors Helps Sell Homes?

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Selling your home is all about curb appeal and price. Some exterior paint colors work better than others. Homebuyers gravitate toward homes that look inviting, calming, relaxing, and cozy. If you’re thinking about updating your home’s exterior colors, there’s more to it than a fresh coat of paint on your siding.

Home exteriors include many different components that all have to work together to bring a cohesive look and feel. There are exterior paint colors that are still popular with most homebuyers. Here are a few paint colors to choose from before you list your home.

1. Neutral Colors

Homebuyers want to be able to picture themselves in your house. Neutral colors don’t offend and are kind to the senses. They offer a neutral backdrop so that the potential buyers can visualize their belongings in your home.  Neutral colors are also light, bright, and welcoming which will go a long way to help sell your home.

Contemporary-style homes, ranch houses, and traditional-looking homes pair well with a mix of grey and beige, or what is called “greige”. This color is classic and agreeable. It shows off a home’s clean lines and accents. A neutral beige looks great with partial brick exteriors or accents. A pop of color on the door or trim will help create an inviting feel.

2. Blues

When it comes to home exteriors, blue is a great choice. It’s also extremely versatile. Many shades of a blue trend toward gray, making them feel neutral, while still helping your home stand out from the rest.  You can choose from a light blue or go darker with a navy exterior.

When choosing a blue exterior paint color, think about how the rest of your home’s trim, accents, and roof will look with it. This color looks great on homes that are highly visible from the street or have large expanses of exterior wall space.

3. White

White complements any style of home and is trendy especially among new builds and condos. A white exterior gives a clean and fresh look. It gives potential buyers a clean slate to style it the way they want. The right white color is important. You don’t want to choose a stark white, but rather a soft warm white with creamy undertones. A white home paired with black exterior features is classic.

4. Warm Earth Tones

Soft browns and taupe are great exterior colors that blend in with natural surroundings. These colors will stand out against dark green foliage or a healthy lawn. This will appeal to many home buyers. It evokes warmth while setting your home apart from the rest.

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How to Decide on an Exterior Color

Make exterior color decisions based on the architecture of the home, its geographical region, as well as the surrounding landscape. Having your home stand out is good for selling but sticking out like a sore thumb is not. When looking at exterior color options, consider the following home exterior features:

  • Siding: It is the largest surface area, so choose a color that’s appealing
  • Window and door trim: If you’re changing your siding color, consider whether the existing trim will stand out, blend in or clash with the new shade.
  • Doors: Painting your front door can dramatically change the way buyers feel as they approach your home.
  • Railings: If you have a porch, patio, or upper-floor terrace or balcony, consider painting the railings too.
  • Shutters: Shutters give the illusion of bigger windows and provide a pop of color contrast with the siding.

Which Paint Color Will You Choose?

Taking advantage of the design features of your home will get you headed in the right direction when choosing an exterior paint color. If you’re still not sure, Walla Painting can help guide you and get your home ready for buyers. Contact us today for a free consultation.


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