First impressions are everything in real estate, and one of the most obvious ways to make a room great is to fresh paint. But what is the best color to paint those rooms? Will you choose the timeless classic Crisp?White Or do you want to flaunt social media trends with the hottest ‘It’ shades?
Contrary to all recent predictions, rainbow renaissance When it comes to home interiors, a new report from real estate website Zillow shows that homebuyers are interested in a moody yet neutral palette. In fact, a study released today confirms that painting a room dark gray can help your home sell for more, up to $2,512. Regardless of the space (Zillow looked at living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and bedrooms), homes with charcoal rooms outperform neutral juggernauts like greige and, yes, white, and are more expensive. Brought an offer.
“Buyers are exposed to dark gray spaces through home improvement TV shows and social media feeds, but they’re probably drawn to charcoal on a psychological level,” says color psychologist and interior designer. Menaz Khan is stated in the report. “Grey is the color of retreat. As we emerge from the pandemic and return to busy lives, buyers want their homes to be a haven. They want to withdraw and escape from the uncertainty of the outside world. We believe that a room wrapped in dark gray can create that sense of security.”
For example, a dark gray living room can sell for $1,755 more than a neutral living room. gray kitchenIf it’s painted in graphite or a lighter shade of pewter, you could earn about $2,500 more. In fact, a study of 4,700 recent homebuyers and prospective homebuyers showed that a white kitchen can lower a home’s selling price by $600.
Result is? “Painting is a relatively affordable and simple change, but it can have a huge impact on how buyers perceive your home,” Zillow housing trends expert Amanda Pendleton said in a release. “Buyers rely on color as a strong visual signal to indicate whether a home is modern and up-to-date or aging and in need of maintenance. It will affect your overall feeling about the home and ultimately how much you will pay for the home.”
But before you make your whole house glow gunmetal, be sure to press pause. According to Zillow, a house with a particularly mid-tone gray front door actually sells for $3,365. few than those without. If you want to take your entryway to the dark side, research has found that choosing a black front door instead is a good idea.
And the outlook wasn’t completely gray. Earth tones also performed well in certain spaces, such as terracotta-painted bathrooms and rose-brown front doors, which can add up to $1,624 to a home, according to the report. , plus he could pocket $300.
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