Choosing Paint Colors Help You Sell Your Home

In 1983, John Cougar Mellencamp released a song called, “Little Pink Houses (For You and Me.” The truth is that although little pink houses maybe ‘for’ Mr. Mellencamp and his significant other, they may not be for everyone. Nor might purple, indigo haze, or seafoam green houses.

The bottom line, when you’re selling your house, you might consider adjusting your color palette to appeal to a wider range of buyers. The best paint colors for selling a home may be very different from your own choices.

At Colonial Van Lines, we want to help you sell your home as quickly as possible, so we channeled our Martha Stewarts and did some further investigation on the subject for you. This is what we came up with.

The Best Paint Colors for Selling a Home

While white is always right, blue, pinkish taupe, greige, and tuxedo designs may be better. Here are some of the options for painting your home to sell from the traditional to the trendy.

 Best Colors to Paint a Kitchen

Are you dreaming of a white kitchen? You’ll find it hard to clean. According to, more and more people are abandoning their dreams of a white kitchen and replacing it with more practical grey-blue. Another kitchen tip: tuxedo kitchens (dark cabinets and islands with light wall colors) can add $1,500 to your sale price.

Best Exterior Colors to Get Your Home Sold

When warm beige meets and light gray, the result is the latest paint color trend for the exterior of a house. Zillow says greige colored homes are outselling their counterparts by $3,456.

For a yellow exterior, the forecast is not so sunny. On average, homes with yellow exteriors sold for $3,408 less than expected. But, with the cost of a paint job at about $3,000, you might decide to yellow– we mean—mellow out a bit.

Best Front Door Color

How much is charcoal, smoky, or jet black door worth to you? According to Zillow, $6,271.  Considering it’s a relatively easy job, it’s a pretty nice return on your investment.

Best Bathroom Colors on the Market

When ya gotta go, the best advice is to go with periwinkle blue. Periwinkle  blue bathrooms will inflate your rate by 1.3%

Best Colors to Paint a Bedroom

A dreamy blue bedroom never goes out of style. A classic matte soft cerulean brought in an average of $1,856 more than other colors. Consider accenting with white baseboards and using natural woods for an added appeal.

Best Living Room Colors

Chances are, when you think of the best living room colors, pinkish taupe isn’t the first to come to mind. But it probably should. According to Zillow, a tan-colored living room with warm pink undertones will boost the home price by 1.3%. That’s more than any other color.

Best Dining Room Colors

According to True Value Paint, gray paired with other warm colors creates a lively inviting space. That might explain why bluish-gray is such a popular paint color choice for dining rooms. Statistics say that a bluish-gray dining room will fetch as much as $1926 more than a white dining room. The color updates the room while lending it a formal, stately feel.

The Best Moving Company for Moving Your Belongings

So, your greige house with the black door, and pinkish taupe living room sold for way above your expected price! Congratulations! Now, it’s time to start planning your move. Colonial Van Lines can help you with that and more. As a full service moving company, we’re dedicated to standing by our customers from the beginning to the end of their moves and handling every aspect in between.

How We Work

At Colonial Van Lines, the first thing we do when we hear from you is listen. You tell us what your move requires, and we translate that into a customized plan that works with your individual needs and budget. We offer a full range of services to accommodate each and every one of our customers.

Long Distance Moving

Whether your move takes you from coast to coast, north to south, or state to state, we come up with a customized long distance plan that allows us to maximize your time, effort, and money. We’ll assign you a personal relocation assistant who takes note of your moving needs and transportation requirements and ensures that you’re well taken care of.

Packing Services

In addition to offering our transportation services, we offer a wide range of packing services. Whether it be our single item, pack kitchen pack, or full pack, our experienced movers know how to get it done quickly and correctly, using our own unique materials to safeguard your valuables.

Storage Services

And if you feel like you just need some space, we can help you out with that too. Our clean, climate-controlled units are available for both short and long-term storage, meeting our triple S standards: secure, spacious, and state of the art.

Whether they be about the best paint colors for selling a house or our outstanding moving services, your questions are important to us. Contact us today or request our free no obligation moving quote.

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