It’s home staging advice that’s repeated so often it’s become a cliche in the real estate world. But it’s true. Nothing will give you more staging bang for your buck than a fresh coat of paint. Home buyers are incredibly visual creatures. The color of your walls will immediately impact their mood and even their sense of wellbeing. No matter how put-together the interior of your house is, if the walls cause shock and awe instead of comfort and ease, you’ve quite possibly lost your audience … and a potential sale.
Of course, paint can’t fix bigger issues with a house such as water damage or other serious problems. (And don’t even THINK about trying to “cover up” defects with paint. It’s dishonest and it could get you into a lot of hot water!)
Whether your walls make a bold statement or just need a little TLC, a fresh coat of paint could be the presentation boost your home needs. And you can usually hire it done for a reasonable fee, helping to ensure a professional finish with minimal damage and dust left in your home afterward. (I’ve learned this the hard way.)
Onto the video: Candice Olson is an interior designer whose look is what I’d call “sophisticated comfort.” Below, Candice shows you her five “go-to” paint colors from Benjamin Moore. You simply cannot wrong with ANY of these colors. And I should know. I used to sell paint right here in Lethbridge!
Personally, I love the Nimbus Gray. I’m seeing lots of dusty gray-blues being used to add drama and warmth but without being over the top. It’s still a neutral and it looks fantastic with dark woods and light trim. If you prefer more traditional neutrals (which Candice also reviews in her video) or the Nimbus Gray is too dark for your whole house, consider using it in just one room like the Master Bedroom or Den.
Now take a gander at these fabulous neutral paint colors. All you really need to decide now is whether to go “warm” or “cool!”