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THE BEST COLOR TO PAINT
your rooms when getting ready to sell!

With the end of crispy, cold January days, the housing market is heating up for mid-winter sales. If you’re planning to sell in 2021, you had better get moving because staging your home properly
is the ticket to a quicker sale and the most profit FOR YOU!

You’ll want your house to make a great first impression on potential buyers and according to The Decorologist, color has the most impact on first impressions. So let’s talk paint colors! The following information is not meant for historic or luxury-level homes. This is general information meant for the kind of homes that most of us live in.

Your Paint Palette
Great interior color palettes can be from different hue families and different values of the hue but need to be equally muted. A basic plan for your entire house would include four types of paint colors:

1. An Anchor Neutral
An Anchor Neutral is the common thread that will start in the entry and continue into an adjoining room, up stairs and down a hallway. Of course not all houses are laid out this way. I live in a 1920’s basic bungalow and my front door opens right into my living room which has a large arch opening into the dining room. For my Anchor Neutral I chose a warm neutral for both rooms and an adjoining hallway because it creates such an ordered flow and makes the two rooms appear larger.

Anchor Neutrals are usually a light gray or a beige neutral but it can also be a white, off-white or a muted color. Choosing the right neutral is dependent on the following variables:
• Lighting conditions
• Surrounding colors
• The undertones of immovable features such as the flooring, countertop, or cabinetry.

2. A Grounding Basic
A Grounding Basic is a white or off-white for trim, cabinets, or ceiling that works with your Anchor Neutral and the other colors used throughout your house. It can also be a medium/dark gray or black to ground the color palette especially with lots of light colors. Examples of where these darker colors would be used is light fixtures or lamps, a kitchen island, bathroom cabinetry, or doors.

3. Memory Tones
Memory Tones are muted hues, or where gray is added. These muted colors are used in bedrooms, dens, offices, and dining rooms and need to flow well with adjoining halls and rooms that are painted in the Anchor Neutral. In my home, I’ve painted the bedrooms and bathroom in muted blues and greens which reminds me to share with you that blues and greens are favorites among both genders.

4. Accent Shades
An Accent Shade will be your boldest and most dramatic color in your paint palette. These are to be used sparingly to accent architectural features and add personality and as always, this color needs to work well with your Anchor Neutral. Use it in three different areas to create the design principle of repetition. Feature this color in the back of a bookcase, a small office, a media room, or guest bedroom.

As I said earlier, these are basic guidelines for choosing the best paint colors for your rooms when getting ready to sell your house.

The art and science of color is much more complex than what I can cover in one blog so if you’re serious about selling your house quickly and for the most profit, please contact me for a color consultation!

Let’s Talk!

Roberta Peters

Birch Hill Interiors

651.500.7650

info@birchhillinteriors.com

Twin Cities

 

        

THE BEST COLOR TO PAINT
your rooms when getting ready to sell!

With the end of crispy, cold January days, the housing market is heating up for mid-winter sales. If you’re planning to sell in 2021, you had better get moving because staging your home properly
is the ticket to a quicker sale and the most profit FOR YOU!

You’ll want your house to make a great first impression on potential buyers and according to The Decorologist, color has the most impact on first impressions. So let’s talk paint colors! The following information is not meant for historic or luxury-level homes. This is general information meant for the kind of homes that most of us live in.

Your Paint Palette
Great interior color palettes can be from different hue families and different values of the hue but need to be equally muted. A basic plan for your entire house would include four types of paint colors:

1. An Anchor Neutral
An Anchor Neutral is the common thread that will start in the entry and continue into an adjoining room, up stairs and down a hallway. Of course not all houses are laid out this way. I live in a 1920’s basic bungalow and my front door opens right into my living room which has a large arch opening into the dining room. For my Anchor Neutral I chose a warm neutral for both rooms and an adjoining hallway because it creates such an ordered flow and makes the two rooms appear larger.

Anchor Neutrals are usually a light gray or a beige neutral but it can also be a white, off-white or a muted color. Choosing the right neutral is dependent on the following variables:
• Lighting conditions
• Surrounding colors
• The undertones of immovable features such as the flooring, countertop, or cabinetry.

2. A Grounding Basic
A Grounding Basic is a white or off-white for trim, cabinets, or ceiling that works with your Anchor Neutral and the other colors used throughout your house. It can also be a medium/dark gray or black to ground the color palette especially with lots of light colors. Examples of where these darker colors would be used is light fixtures or lamps, a kitchen island, bathroom cabinetry, or doors.

3. Memory Tones
Memory Tones are muted hues, or where gray is added. These muted colors are used in bedrooms, dens, offices, and dining rooms and need to flow well with adjoining halls and rooms that are painted in the Anchor Neutral. In my home, I’ve painted the bedrooms and bathroom in muted blues and greens which reminds me to share with you that blues and greens are favorites among both genders.

4. Accent Shades
An Accent Shade will be your boldest and most dramatic color in your paint palette. These are to be used sparingly to accent architectural features and add personality and as always, this color needs to work well with your Anchor Neutral. Use it in three different areas to create the design principle of repetition. Feature this color in the back of a bookcase, a small office, a media room, or guest bedroom.

As I said earlier, these are basic guidelines for choosing the best paint colors for your rooms when getting ready to sell your house.

The art and science of color is much more complex than what I can cover in one blog so if you’re serious about selling your house quickly and for the most profit, please contact me for a color consultation!

Let’s Talk!

Roberta Peters

Birch Hill Interiors

651.500.7650

info@birchhillinteriors.com

Twin Cities