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Best Paint Colors to Sell Your Home

This has been a post I have been thinking about for some time. I have received a few questions from readers about paint colors to update their homes before selling. And as some of you know we bought a fixer upper a couple of years ago, and although we enjoy living where we do, we came into this house knowing that it would not be our forever home. So when deciding paint colors, flooring, lights, etc. I have tried to pick out items and colors that other people would like as well.

So whether you are trying to flip a home, or you need to update your paint colors for resale, or you just want a good neutral color scheme…this post is for you.

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This palette is a great place to start with paint colors that work well in the rooms listed above. It’s designed to stage a home to sell with it’s clean, neutral colors.

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Have you seen this? Revere Pewter is definitely a safe, tried and true color by not only Christina but it is one of the most popular colors here at Favorite Paint Colors. I have yet to see it in a space where I don’t love it and is sure to attract potential buyers.

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Here is an interesting article on how to get more money from your home using certain paint colors…Business Insider. The graph above shows how certain colors can add value or decrease value from your home’s sale. Red dining rooms and yellow kitchens? Noo thank you.

Last but not least, here are 10 colors to paint your home to boost your resale value.

10 Best Paint Colors to Sell Your Home

These 10 paint colors are all aesthetically pleasing to the eye and should work well in any room in your home.

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Kilim Beige and Sea Salt by Sherwin-Williams

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Accessible Beige by Sherwin-Williams

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Shaker Beige Benjamin Moore

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Natural Linen

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Restoration Hardware Latte

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Shale BM

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Coastal Fog

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Castle Path by Behr

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Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore

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Do you have a paint color that everyone just loves? Let us all know! Happy painting, selling and moving!

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More Paint Colors from the UV Parade of Homes (my favorite home!)

Today I am posting more pictures and paint colors from the UV Parade of Homes. This one was my very favorite home we went through for lots of reasons. I loved that it wasn’t way over the top – it was decorated very tastefully, not too cluttered, it wasn’t huge like some of the other houses we walked through, only  a mere 6,000 square feet, ha!  I loved the dark wood combined with the white cabinets and trim throughout the home, the paint colors were pretty similar, but they didn’t feel too overpowering or monotonous. I loved going through the pictures again and remembering how much I loved it.

As I mentioned in my last post, I went with my sister and Mom, this was their favorite home too! You can see 320 Sycamore at the bottom each picture, my sister posted her tour here with lots of awesome details and I am providing the paint colors, so thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy this home as much as we did.

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The main color that was used throughout a majority of the home was Silver Strand by Sherwin-Williams at 50%. It looked beautiful with the dark wood, and the white trim. Everything felt very open, light and airy.

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I LOVED the kitchen cabinets! They were gorgeous.

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Laundry room paint color: Silver Crest by Sherwin-Williams

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Bathroom paint color: November Skies by Benjamin Moore

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Guest bedroom and bathroom: Silver Crest by Sherwin-Williams

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Master bedroom and bathroom: Silver Crest by Sherwin-Williams

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Downstairs main paint color: Gossamer Veil by Sherwin-Williams

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Theatre room: Silver Strand at 50%

Roycroft Pewter (wainscoting and trim) by Sherwin-Williams

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Playroom and bathroom: Silver Strand by Sherwin-Williams

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Guest bedroom: Silver Strand by Sherwin-Williams

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Guest Bedroom: Gossamer Veil by Sherwin-Williams

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Guest bathroom: Site White by Sherwin-Williams

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Guest Bedroom: Sea Salt by Sherwin-Williams

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To see past homes and paint colors from the Utah Valley Parade of Homes, see here.

I will be posting more homes and paint colors next week. Have a wonderful weekend!!

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Home Tour #2 and Paint Colors {Utah Valley Parade of Homes}

Today I am continuing on with another home tour from the Utah Valley Parade of Homes. This was House #6 on the home tour by Summit Homes and was 7,200 square feet.  I always love to see the latest trends in the home design world and it was fun to see similarities as we toured different houses. This particular home had A LOT of shades of blue and gray…
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Exterior Paint Colors: Ash by Behr and White Dove by Benjamin Moore

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Master Bedroom Paint Color – Coventry Gray by Benjamin Moore

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Master Bath Paint Color: Classic Grey by Benjamin Moore

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Guest Bedroom: Rain Drop by Sherwin-Williams

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Boys Bedroom and Office Paint Color: Evening Hush by Behr

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Kitchen Island and Butlers Pantry Cabinets: Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore

Butlers pantries were in every house we saw and were basically kitchens behind the kitchen. Fully loaded with a sink, dishwasher, and tons of cabinet space.

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Laundry Room: Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore and Polo Blue (cabinets) by Benjamin Moore

Navy blue cabinets were very popular, especially in laundry rooms, and I loved this particular shade.  Natalie from Designer Home Interiors did the cabinets and the island, I loved the colors she decided to use. Stonington Gray was also the main color for the upstairs.

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Downstairs Paint Color: Classic Grey by Benjamin Moore

(this is the same color used in the main areas of this adorable yellow house)

 What do you think? This was another large house (small compared to everything else) at 7,200 square feet and there were definitely more rooms, but today I just featured the rooms that had paint colors I thought you would enjoy. These houses tend to be a little overwhelming, even when looking at the pictures, but I hope you can get an idea of the overall color scheme.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Home Tour from Utah Valley Parade of Homes: Paint Color Sources

 Last week I was down in Utah visiting my family and while I was there, I was able to tour some of the Utah Valley Parade of Homes. Can I just say WOW?! Some of the houses we went through were amazing. The biggest one we toured was 20,000 square feet, which was completely overwhelming, and they thought of every.single.detail. It was pretty incredible. This cute house was 9,000 square feet, which seemed small in comparison, crazy I’m saying that, but it was one of my favorite homes we toured and had some of the best paint colors. I went with my sisters and Mom, and you can see a more complete tour of this home, with a lot more pictures, over at Melissa’s blog here, here and here. It’s pretty incredible.

 I love the paint colors chosen for this house because the main areas were a pretty neutral with pops of color through the decorating and accessories, and the side rooms were painted fun colors to add a tasteful palette to the whole house color scheme. Are you ready? This is kind of long. Smile

Home tour: Exterior paint color

Exterior Paint Main: Corn Silk by Benjamin Moore

Exterior Paint Trim: Moonlight White by Benjamin Moore

 Home tour: Front door paint color

Front door: Moonlight White by Benjamin Moore

Home tour: Entryway paint color

Home tour: Sitting area paint color

Home tour: Family room paint color

Home tour: Dining room paint color

Main Floor: Classic Grey by Benjamin Moore

 Home tour: Pink paint color for office

Home tour: Pink paint color for girls room

Little Girls’ Room and Her Office: Pink Swirl by Benjamin Moore

Home tour: Paint color + homework room

Home tour: Homework room + green paint color

Homework room and office: Baize Green by Sherwin-Williams

One of my favorite rooms!

Home tour: Paint color for sitting room

This is the second floor, also painted Classic Grey by Benjamin Moore.

Home tour: Ombre girls room

Home tour: Girls bedroom paint color

Girls Bedroom: Wall color is Barely Teal by Benjamin Moore

Ombre: Peachy Keen, Springtime Peach, and Whispering Peach by Benjamin Moore

Home tour: Yellow bathroom paint color

Girls bathroom: Butter by Benjamin Moore

I LOVED this yellow paint color…

Home tour: Boys bedroom with stripes (paint colors)

Boys room main color: Classic Grey by Benjamin Moore

Stripes: Tangy Orange, Sweet Pea (green) and Ol’Blue Eyes by Benjamin Moore

Boys bathroom vanity color

Boys bathroom: Ice Mist by Benjamin Moore

I love the cabinet color too, but am waiting to hear back on the exact color. Any thoughts??

Home tour: Master bedroom paint color

Home tour: Master bedroom paint color

Master bedroom and bathroom paint color: Ocean Air by Benjamin Moore

Home tour: Downstairs paint color

Home tour: Downstairs bathroom

Home tour: Downstairs play area

Home tour: Downstairs art area + paint color

Downstairs paint color and doors: Ice Mist by Benjamin Moore

One more bedroom downstairs…

Home tour: Downstairs bedroom paint color

Painted Classic Grey by Benjamin Moore

I also loved this laundry room and the yellow cabinets. Yellow and navy blue cabinets were hot this year in laundry rooms and pantries. I am still waiting to hear back on the cabinet paint colors, but I think they might be the same color as the girls bathroom, or similar to them, a light buttery yellow.

Home tour: Laundry room with yellow cabinets

I thought this island was a fun pop of color, although it was much brighter in person than this picture shows.

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And these pantry cabinets are a light yellowish green, another great accent color.

If you are in Utah and want to see this home, the Parade is going through Saturday and this home is #27. So fun! I will be back again soon with more paint colors from other parade homes. Have a great day!

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Whole House Color Scheme

Today I am sharing with you some pictures I received from my reader, Christine, that just sold her home in Texas. She mentioned in her e-mail how many complements she received on her paint colors and wanted to share. I’m so glad she did!

Also, here are some great ideas if you are looking for a whole house color scheme, all very complimentary to each other, but different enough to add variety to each room. And even though there are only 3 posted, you could carry one of these colors throughout the whole home. Shaker Beige and Revere Pewter are both awesome neutrals. (see more about Revere Pewter here – the most popular paint color on the blog, for a good reason!)

Kitchen paint color - Whole House Color SchemeKitchen wall color: Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore

Kitchen cabinet color: Mayonnaise by Benjamin Moore

Trim color: Super White by Benjamin Moore

Whole House Color Scheme - master bedroomMaster Bedroom: Amherst Gray by Benjamin Moore

Trim: Super White by Benjamin Moore

Whole House Color Scheme - hall bathHall bath: Shaker Beige by Benjamin Moore

Trim: Super White by Benjamin Moore

Thank you, Christine, for sharing your beautiful home with us. Do you have a paint color in your home that receives a lot of compliments? Or a whole house color scheme that you love? Please share, it’s so helpful to get ideas of paint colors that have “worked” for real people. Thanks so much and have a great Tuesday!!

 

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