What’s This? House Paint Colors Net You More Money in a Sale

exterior house paint, house paint greige, The Royster Group

It turns out a fresh coat of paint really does matter.

In the Zillow 2017 Paint Color Analysis of more than 32,000 photos of sold houses around the United States, it was found that certain paint colors positively or negatively impacted the average sale price, when compared to similar homes with white walls.

This post will analyze the interior and exterior to determine your best palette choices, in descending order, from the most money netted to the least. In addition, I will share with you the best interior and exterior paint manufacturers based on the latest JD Power paint satisfaction survey results.

Bathrooms
bathroom paint color, house paint, The Royster Group

Best Colors:                                Powder Blue, Periwinkle Blue
Increase in Selling Price:   $5,440

Worst Colors:                            Off-White, Eggshell
Decrease in Selling Price:  $4,035

Want to read more about enhancing your bathroom? Click here.

 

Exterior

exterior house paint, house paint greige, The Royster Group

Best Color:                                  Greige
Increase in Selling Price:   $3,496

Worst Colors:                            Medium Brown, Taupe, Tan
Decrease in Selling Price:  $1,970

Read more about maximizing curb appeal here.

 

Living Room

 

living room paint color, light beige living room, The Royster Group

Best Colors:                                Light Beige, Pale Taupe, Oatmeal
Increase in Selling Price:   $1,926

Worst Colors:                            Pastel Gray, Pale Silver, Periwinkle
Decrease in Selling Price:  $820

 

 

Bedrooms

bedroom paint color, light cerulean paint color for bedrooms, The Royster Group

Best Colors:                                Light Cerulean, Cadet Blue
Increase in Selling Price:   $1,856

Worst Colors:                            Light Pink, Antique Rose
Decrease in Selling Price:  $208

 

Dining Room

dining room paint colors, slate blue dining room, The Royster Group

Best Colors:                                Slate Blue, Gray-Blue, Navy Blue
Increase in Selling Price:   $1,926

Worst Colors:                            Brick Red, Terracotta, Copper Red
Decrease in Selling Price:  $2,031

 

 

 

 

Kitchen

 

kitchen paint color, The Royster Group

Best Colors:                                Light Blue, Gray-Blue
Increase in Selling Price:   $1,809

Worst Colors:                            Straw Yellow, Marigold
Decrease in Selling Price:  $820

Want other ideas to make your kitchen sizzle? Click here.

 

Exterior Front Door

 

navy blue front door paint, The Royster GroupBest Colors:                                Navy Blue, Dark Gray, Charcoal
Increase in Selling Price:   $1,514

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Interior and Exterior Paint Brands

 

According the latest JD Power Paint Satisfaction Survey, the following companies received 5-star ratings:

Interior

  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Behr

Exterior

  • Valspar
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Benjamin Moore
  • Dutch Boy

 

Conclusion

 

In all my years of selling real estate, I know a freshly painted home makes a difference in how a home presents both in photographs or when showing it to potential buyers.

 

Ready to Move?

I am Hudson’s Hometown Broker and owner of The Royster Group. I treat each of my clients with care and concern.  A true real estate veteran, I bring a refreshing approach to the business of selling your home.  Call 330-608-4647 or email me at gailroyster@howardhanna.com to set up your free consultation appointment.

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