Paint Colors: Which Ones Are More Popular Among Today’s Buyers?

Can you believe that houses that feature charcoal grey or black doors sell, on average, for $6,000 more than other houses? People feel that they’re serious, stately, and safe, and buyers will pay more money for a house with those colors. Unfortunately, yellow-painted exteriors detract from home sales. On average, homes with yellow exteriors sell for $3,408 less than other homes.

For kitchens, tuxedo cabinets are all the rage, and tend to bring in about $1,500 more. The most popular colors for kitchens are navy blue or black islands with white cabinets. Sandy brown and yellow colors can earn you $1,700 less, so I’d recommend avoiding those.

For bathrooms, buyers love light blue and periwinkle—you could get up to $3,000 more for having a bathroom that features those colors.

“Even though it’s a quick fix, paint colors either turn buyers on or off.”

Neutral-colored living rooms are preferred, and could bring in about $2,800 more. If you paint your living room red, you could lose about $2,300.

If you ever thought that paint color didn’t matter, know that it really does. Even though it’s a quick fix, it either turns buyers on or off. So it’s wise to take your agent’s advice when they mention changing up your colors.

If you have any questions, you are always encouraged to reach out to us. We’d love to help. Until then, all of us here at Cristina Dougherty & Associates wish you a wonderful holiday season and a great 2019.

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