Paint Colors to Use When Selling Your House (And One to Avoid)
By www-thehavasuhome-com February 05, 2020

When you first moved into your real estate in Lake Havasu, you decided to perform a makeover on some of the rooms. In the living room, you created an accent wall with a rich, crimson red paint. In the bathroom, you added a textured effect with a sponge. The kids’ room needed a mural for fun. Now, you want to put it on the Havasu real estate market. You need to make some changes to appeal to a broader array of buyers. That includes painting over your walls in more subtle tones. Which paint colors should you use, where should you use them and which paint color do real estate agents agree you should avoid at all costs?

When it comes time to sell your Lake Havasu home, an inexpensive way to freshen it up is with a new coat of paint. Which paint colors should you use and which one should you avoid?

Paint Colors to Use

In the Bathroom

One of the places buyers concentrate on when looking at real estate in Lake Havasu is the bathroom. Maximizing your bathroom’s space impresses buyers. One way to do this is with a paint color. Think spa-like when it comes to your bathroom colors. Soft seafoam green and baby blue work best. If you utilize a lot of bright white subway tiles in your shower and in the backsplash, navy blue creates a crisp feel. Even a neutral light beige offers a perfect backdrop to add more colorful accents to.

In the Kitchen

Buyers flock to kitchens. So, concentrate your remodeling efforts on your kitchen whenever possible before placing it on the Havasu real estate market. Just about any color works in here. Stark white. Dark or light blue. Pastel yellow. Neutrals, such as a soft beige, cream or even gray. Apple green looks great with wood accents. Hunter green works well with darker cabinets (as long as the kitchen is large enough to handle the darker colors). Mix it up with a light color on the upper cabinets and a dark color on the lowers. Match your island with the lower cabinet color for a cohesive look. Whatever color you choose, keep the colors in the same family to avoid a “hodge-podge” look. Co-ordinate accessories and backsplash accordingly.

In the Bedroom

You want to relax in your bedroom. And you want buyers looking at your real estate in Lake Havasu to feel relaxed when they see it. For the most part, stick to soft tones for your paint colors. Lavendar, barely-there mossy green, a whisper of a baby blue or an ever-popular pale gray create a soothing backdrop for your bedroom furnishings. Plus, they complement just about any color you pair with it. For a bolder choice, consider navy blue for one or two walls and then accenting with much light colors around the room.

Which Color to Avoid

So, what color should you avoid painting your real estate in Lake Havasu? By and far, agents answered this question with one paint color in particular. Red! Why? It tends to make rooms feel smaller, especially in the bathroom. It’s a color that tends to provoke and excite rather than soothe and relax. It might turn off buyers rather than encourage them to put in an offer. Even if they can overlook a bright red wall, the amount of paint needed to change it to another color might feel overwhelming.

Softer colors appeal to more buyers and increase the odds of sealing a deal with a home buyer in the Havasu real estate market. Keep this in mind when considering what paint colors to choose before you put your property on the market.

Alexis Steel – 928-303-2199
Keller Williams Arizona Living Realty
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