I came across this interesting article, published today, regarding a study from Zillow Diggs- “This One Paint Job Could Make Your House Sell for $1,400 More“. Worth a read paint lovers!
“After looking through 50,000 sold homes around the country, Zillow Digs found that houses with yellow kitchens sell for nearly $1,400 more than homes with traditional white kitchens.”
The article goes on to list other price boosting colors such as mauve dining rooms, dove gray living rooms and sage green bedrooms. Mauve- what? I like to think this is more of a “gray/violet”. Very popular this year.
After spending more time than I’d like to admit, devoted to your paint color selections :), here are my thoughts on the findings-
• Absolutely paint colors sell homes accordingly. They are such a dominant player in the overall look and feel. Totally worth extra consideration and a fresh coat.
• Buyers pay more than value for exceptionally visually appealing properties. Color pops seem to draw people in further.
• Would I paint mauve and sage just because? No. I think we always need to judge the home independently and choose colors that flatter specific surfaces.
• Overall, I believe this may be more about eye-catching design than specific colors. What has surprised me through the years is the fear…so many people are afraid of adding any flair. But when you show and suggest dynamic touches- people smile, come alive, laugh.
Everyone wants a little of that… bold, creative, wow factor in moderation. Yes.
We are here to help. Cheers readers!
(thank you House Beautiful, Groves & Co. and Thibaut for the images)