How to Use Color to Stage Your Home

 

Neutralize

The colors potential buyers see when they enter your home should be neutral so that the buyers will not be distracted by someone else's style. They should see the walls of your home as a blank canvas on which to project their own preferences and style. But "neutral" doesn't necessarily mean white. Using subtle color can actually enhance the buyer's experience, so repaint walls that have strong colors with rich neutral hues.Neutral Colors to consider:199 barley 1039 stone house HC-98 providence olive

 

 

Updating and Refreshing

If your wallpaper has a distracting design or is outdated, remove it and add a fresh coat of paint for a more current, updated look. A low-sheen product will help reduce the imperfections on walls and ceilings. You can also use color to highlight the architectural details and features of your home.Colors to consider for updating and refreshing:HC-93 carrington beige HC-45 shaker beige HC-111 nantucket gray

 

 

Maximize Your Space

Light, clean, organized spaces appear larger. So clean and declutter, and give your walls a fresh coat of paint in a light neutral color to bring the room to life and make it seem more expansive. Consider painting the moldings the same color as the wall, which gives an illusion of higher walls.Colors to consider for maximizing your space:HC-81 manchester tan HC-26 monroe bisque 2143-40 camouflage

 

 

Refresh Outside Spaces

First impressions are everything, so besides trimming your hedges and grass, be sure your front door and any fencing or mailbox posts are freshly painted. And because buyers love decks, porches, and patios, also make sure they're freshly painted or stained.Colors to consider for Front Doors:AF-300 dinner party HC-133 yorktowne green HC-112 tate olive