Exterior Paint Colors to Help Sell Your House
If you are considering a fresh coat of home exterior paint before putting your house on the market, the paint colors you choose could help to sell your house. On the other hand, making an unfortunate selection could bog down homebuyer interest. So, it’s important to choose wisely. The following are tips on choosing exterior home paint colors that could help you gain an advantage in the sale of your home.
Think Broad-Range Interest
It is always wise to choose warm exterior paint colors that will attract the broadest range of potential buyers. House colors that stand out as decidedly unique will turn away some homebuyers. Going with sure-fire curb appeal does not mean you have to create a bland paint pallet. Read on for specific exterior paint color ideas to help sell your home.
Yellow That Doesn’t Compete with the Sun
Of course, colors come in a multitude of shades, and picking the right hue is as important as the colors themselves. Yellow is a good example because it is a sunny, happy color that can look too bright—even tacky. A toned-down shade of yellow, though, can give a friendly feel to a home that looks as stately as it is inviting.
A Green-Gray Neutral
The irresistible warmth of green can translate beautifully as a neutral paint color for home exteriors. Benjamin Moore’s green-gray Cypress Green (509) doesn’t blend in with grass; and adding black, white, cream, or dark gray for shutters and trim contrasts perfectly with the shade. The color is unique but qualifies as a safe neutral exterior paint color that should help you close a deal on the sale of your home sooner rather than later.
Gray is a Popular Neutral
The switch to gray interiors as a fad with staying power has migrated to the exterior. Gray shades don’t have to appear gloomy like a cloudy day. The following are some beautiful examples of gray neutrals for home exteriors:
- Gray Screen SW 7071 by Sherwin-Williams was the brand’s most popular color in 2016.
- Amherst Gray HC-167 by Benjamin Moore is a gorgeous gray shade for achieving curb appeal.
- Sherwin-Williams’ Amazing Gray has warm undertones and pairs well with shades of off-white.
- Swirling Smoke OL196 by Olympic exudes a cozy and inviting warmth with its orange undertones.
Choosing Complementary Trim Colors
Choosing exterior paint involves an entire pallet since the trim and door colors contribute to the overall effect. If you opt to paint your home white, the other shades in the pallet tend to make a bold contrast, though that can be true with many colors. The following are some tips for making a great decision on trim colors:
- Determine if you want contrasting colors or shades that blend with the primary exterior paint color.
- If the trim is on a brick or stone house, choose a trim color that blends in with the medium masonry shade of the home.
- For contrast, match trim with the lightest or darkest masonry color.
- If your home isn’t brick, good options for trim colors that blend in are a shade or two lighter or darker than the primary paint color.
- To create a contrast, choose a shade of white, black, dark gray, or dark brown.
The teams of exterior home painting experts at Franklin Painting have the experience to help you create dazzling curb appeal. The workmanship of our painting technicians will do as much as the exterior paint color to help you sell your home.