First impressions are everything when selling your home. A buyer may ask questions about house maintenance, the condition of your appliances, or the quality of your neighborhood and schools. Still, these factors pale compared to the feeling a buyer gets the first time they step into your home. If you want to sell your house in a short amount of time and with minimum hassle, the decor must be up-to-date and attractive.
Best Exterior House Paint Colors
1. Off-White is Safe and Steady
A neutral off-white tone is a great choice to appeal to most home buyers. You just can’t go wrong with an off-white exterior.
Of course, don’t make the exterior all off-white. Instead, choose a dark color as a contrast for your windowsills, shutters, trim, even the front door, and think about doing the same to the interior.
2. Gray Can Be OK
Gray is an excellent choice for many people because it’s not white, eggshell, or off-white.
Hundreds of our clients have requested gray after showing them examples of our home exterior projects that resulted in multiple offers for a home.
3. Blue Gray is True Blue
Blue-gray is a great contrast color and adds a bit more color than gray itself.
Blue-gray can complement white or off-white trim to add drama to your curb appeal.
4. Yellow is Mellow
Yellow is known to evoke emotions of optimism and youthfulness.
It’s essential to grab the attention of window shoppers, but you should wisely choose a mellow shade of yellow… not a too-bright shade.
5. Taupe Can Be Tops
Finally, taupe is a beautiful color that offers a natural look.
Taupe is one of our most popular colors to increase the appeal of your home.
What Colors Should You Avoid at Any Cost?
As I’ve said above, warm colors work. Dark colors don’t. The latter can be a real turn-off, not to mention potentially scaring away potential buyers during an Open House or a neighborhood drive-by.
So I highly recommend not using black, brown, purple, orange, or any ultra-bright colors like fluorescent orange or hot pink to sell your home, despite what your decorator, partner, friend, or neighbor may recommend.