Colors You Should Avoid

Getting the exterior of your home painted can cost you anything from $2,500 to $3,500 while costs of painting the interior of your home vary from $1,500 to $2,500. This means adding a fresh coat of paint to your home is a relatively inexpensive way to add value to your home and give it a face lift.


If you have no intention of selling your home, you can paint it whatever color you like, however if your intention is to attract buyers you should avoid strange colors either inside or out according to a recent survey conducted by Zillow on prospective house buyers and their attitude to specific colors, they learned that you should:


Never paint the exterior of your home brown
There’s no denying this with brown it’s just a boring color especially on a home’s exterior, according to Zillow painting your home a tan or even medium brown can instantly knock $2,000 off its value


Never paint your kitchen yellow
Only a few short years ago and yellow kitchens were all fad, but now people’s tastes have changed. They must have tired of walking into all their friends’, families and neighbors and seeing the same old yellow kitchens. According to Zillow, even the hint of a marigold or other similar colors in your kitchen could cost you up to $1,000 on your resale value.


Never paint your bathrooms white
You would be amazed the impact of an off eggshells white bathroom will have on a buyer. Bathrooms are one of the key things people look for when they’re buying homes and if they don’t like your bathroom they could knock up the $4,000 off of asking price. Some people have been convinced to paint their smaller bathrooms white, as they’ve been told that it makes them look bigger, but according to some design experts it just makes them look flat and dead.


Never paint a bedroom pink
The next time you pick an up a can of antique rose or light pink and consider putting on the walls of your bedroom know that the only color that people like less than pink in the bedroom is white. That type of flawed decision making could cost you $500 on the resale value of your home. Pink had its moment and now it’s gone.


Never paint a dining room terracotta
Deep oranges and reds, they’re just too much for new buyers to take in while terracotta isn’t as jarring as a traffic cone orange. It can have a significant impact on your home’s reselling price.
According to Zillow, homes with dining rooms painted in a terracotta shade made people feel like they were stepping into a cheap flower pot and instantly knocked up to $2,500 off their resale value.


People even prefer dining rooms with white walls to those with terracotta, it shouldn’t really surprise you that oranges and reds aren’t very popular. Red is this color of danger and aggression where is they simply dislike orange all over the world.


Just for reference you should use a shade of the following colors to paint your exterior or interior in a blue and gray as they are all the trend this year.

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