When selling your home, leave the red out

Red. The symbolic color of love. When it comes to selling your home, it’s best to break up with this hot color and cool off with something more neutral.

Red is ok for a living room but will the furniture of the potential home buyers have furniture to match? Maybe not – so there goes a good percentage of buyers right off the bat that will be turned off by your red living room. 

Dark red bedrooms are sexy but try to keep in mind who’ll be buying your home. Maybe an older, more reserved person who doesn’t even own a red blouse. You have to think like that when putting your home up on market.

Maybe a newly married 20 something year old couple who find a red bedroom is just a little too much. Keep your mind open for all the possible people, potential buyers, that will be viewing your home. Keeping the color classic and neutral will please most of the viewers.

The red dining room is very typical and very popular. If anywhere, you probably can leave this room red but now you’ll have to consider if the red dining room will be too much hue when the rest of your home is beige.

A red bathroom? Too Amityville Horror. You’ll really be better off keeping this room a light blue or green, coastal colors, for the spa like feel. Trust me on this one 🙂

A red kitchen is not good anytime! Actually, I stand corrected – it’s good for a contemporary home with a lot of white cabinets and appliances. See how the red fights with the cabinet color? Really bad. This is just one very red and orange mess. Who’d want to start their day this all this pigment? Very few people. Paint it.These are ALL gorgeous reds so save them for your NEW home, not the house you are selling. So grab your primer and start preparing your walls for a neutral, selling friendly hue like Grandma’s China from the Color Stories collection of Benjamin Moore.

I know it’s just paint and when you’re buying a home you need to look at the bigger picture. Wouldn’t be nice if your color palette was just right by the time your home is put on the market? This is all about first impressions.

About Donna Frasca

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