Why Should I Paint When Selling
Many realtors tell their clients only to depersonalize their environment and clean. Home Staging is so much more than that though. For example, one of the first recommendations a professional home stager will recommend is to paint a uniform color throughout the home’s interior. Neutralizing the paint color will appeal to a broad base of potential buyers. Using one color only will unify the space and instantly make it appear larger. When addressing the preparation phase of home staging, do not overlook painting your interior. This translates to “paint is money in a can.”
The Four Best Home Staging Colors for Staging to Sell
The four best colors for staging to sell are: Valspar Gilded Linen, Sherwin Williams Alabaster, Glidden Zen, and Sherwin Williams Eider White. Foxy Interiors selected these four as they are suitable neutrals for a variety of interiors. These color choices all have a high LRV (light reflective value). This means they absorb less light and reflect more of it back into the room. More light means “lighter and brighter”, the goal of staging a home. In the next section we’ll talk about choosing which paint color is the right one for your application.
Choosing the Best Home Staging Paint Color
Valspar Gilded Linen is an ultra-clean neutral that organizes and connects spaces throughout the home. This soft white hue will make any space feel cozy. With a LRV of 79, it looks great with natural elements, like wood and greenery, to bring out the best of every room. Valspar Gilded Linen has warm undertones and brings out natural elements very well.
Sherwin Williams Alabaster is a warm white and has both gray and beige (griege) undertones. The undertones are not shocking and it’s a great white to use in all interiors due to its unifying nature. The LRV is 82. Sherwin Williams Alabaster is suitable for both gold and nickel finishes.
Glidden Zen is our next choice. Who says neutral has to be drab and boring. Zen is a very soft blue green which has taken its cues of the simplicity of nature. This color would be best used in an environment that is not busy and cluttered. Zen utters calm and peacefulness. With a LRV of 91.7
Our final choice is Sherwin Williams Eider White. The LRV is 72.36. This white has gray undertones with a touch of purple. Eider White is a cool white and pairs well with pure white, black and grays.
I hope you have found these color choices to be beneficial to you. They are perfect choices when you’re preparing to sell your home. Get in touch if you need help nailing down the right color for your interior.