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Best Room Colors to Sell Your House

By May 11, 2014October 5th, 20182 Comments

What are the best colors to sell your house? You have heard me say it before color speaks differently to each and every person. Where one person may love bright colors, the next person might hate them. So when preparing a house for sale it is always best to tone down those room colors to a neutral. The room color then is not the star of the house but takes the back seat showing off the attributes of the room instead.

How do you select the best colors for your home when selling? What colors are the best?

Of course, if you are still living in your home, and getting ready to sell, you need to consider your existing furnishings. The colors should not clash with what you already have in the room, but you can find a neutral color that will not fight with what is in the room. I also will recommend keeping it simple. Keep to three colors per floor; you don’t want to visually overwhelm those looking at your house.

For living spaces such as a living room or family room use color in your accessories and a neutral color on your walls. Some good colors to consider are:

Benjamin Moore                                             Sherwin Williams

Edgecomb Gray HC173                                 China Doll SW7517

Stonington Gray HC170                              Sensible Hue SW6198

Becon Gray 2128-60                                     Aloof Gray SW6197

Shaker Beige HC45                                      Sand Dollar SW6099

Manchester Tan HC81                                Quick Silver SW6245


For kitchens consider the color in your cabinets, counters, and flooring since these are the fixed elements in the room, you want the color to complement. If your cabinets are not in good shape and worn it can be worth the investment to consider painting them to give them a fresh look. Painted cabinets are trending in the design world so it can be a great option to consider creating a fresh look to your kitchen.

For bathrooms keep in mind fresh and clean.  I like to recommend colors in the green and blue range- these tranquil colors give a spa feeling of relaxation. Again the color of the tiles and counters need to be considered when selecting the perfect neutral.

Benjamin Moore                                             Sherwin Williams

Breath of Fresh Air 806                                            Cay SW6772

Quiet Moments 1563                                        Open Air SW6491

Beach Glass 1564                                       Retiring Blue SW6763

For bedrooms, even children’s rooms go neutral. The Barney purple that your daughter loved, will not convey too many buyers. When selling you want the rooms to appear spacious, light and bright. Using softer neutral colors helps accomplish what buyers are hoping to find in their next “dream home.” The walls do not have to all be white or beige, but neutral tones help accentuate, open and freshen rooms to convey favorably to buyers. Color does make a difference when selling.

These blogs are filled with information too:

Try Out Your Room Colors Virtually


Staging Your Home With Color

Karen GP

Author Karen GP

Karen GrayPlaisted is the principle owner of Design Solutions KGP. She is a graduate from Pace University and The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Her marketing background and design sense are a perfect combination for home sellers. In the first year she began her staging business, she won the ‘Rising Star’ accolade from RESA, selected from all North American stagers, USA and Canada. In 2016 she won top Occupied Stager in the USA. Karen’s ability to educate and empower clients using simple solutions allows homeowners to transform their spaces with desirable affordable decadence.

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