What’s the colour of your money
It’s no secret that before putting a house on sale, many homeowners try to boost the value of their property by removing clutter, tidying up the garden and freshening up the interior with a coat of offwhite paint.
Sellers might want give more thought to how the paint color they choose can affect the selling price.
Yellow is, apparently, a great paint colour for a kitchen.
Homes with yellow kitchens sell for an average premium of £1,360 when compared with all other homes.
The key is to choose a warm neutral yellow paint, such as wheat yellow.
Avoid picking a shade that’s too saturated, as deep shades may backfire with buyers.
And even though white kitchens are often featured in home decorating magazines, these colours come off as sterile or cold to home buyers,
Choosing the right paint color here can be a challenge since the bedroom is the most personal room in the house.
A bright red, for example, could be too stimulating, making it hard to rest.
You might prefer a more soothing paint colour.
Painting a bedroom light green to khaki can boost a selling price by an average of £1,332.
Neutrals win the day when it comes to this high-traffic room. Homes with living rooms painted with dove or light-grey paint sold for an average premium of £1,104.
The worst shade is orange. Homes with terra-cotta-coloured living rooms sold for an average of £800 less than other homes.
The colour of bathrooms does not seem to have a great impact on the selling price.
The best colours are tans, such as oatmeal or beige. Homes with bathrooms painted in those shades sold for an average of £300 more than other houses.
Darkbrown bathrooms— think of Tuscan-style shades—sell for an average of £500 less than other homes.
Consumer Reports recommends that you paint sample colors on large sheets of heavy paper so you can move them from place to place without having to paint the walls. Live with them for at least a few days. Observe how different levels of light affect the colour throughout the day.
So this year why not improve the selling value of your home and give it a much needed colour lift too.
COLOUR Different colours can have a positive impact on your selling price Yellow kitchens can add value to your selling price