You have just one chance to make a first impression as they say right? Then sock it to them! Beige has its place but you need some WOW factor, just a bit, when you’re selling your home.
- What are the most sought after colors right now?
- What are your options other than beige?
- Should I use one of those “color of the year” hues?
- Should I put color on my walls or in my decor?
- What should I be doing to update my home to sell it?
- How do I know which room to focus on?
Crazy questions right? But they are ALL important when it comes to selling your home or just picking color for your home in general. Like anything else, you want to invest your money wisely so should it be on the paint color? Decor? A Stager? A Color Specialist?
Really, yes to just about all of the above. Here’s what I would do if I were helping someone sell their home.
FOYER: For the most part, the homes here in South Charlotte have a very impressive, two-story foyer. This area is the first spot your potential home buyers will see so get the WOW factor nailed right here in this area. What to do?
Get rid of the beige. Why? Because 9 times out of 10 every single home that your buyer will be looking at will have a beige foyer trust me on this one. I’ve been in dozens of homes and they all have beige foyers. If you choose a different color such as one of these, YOUR home will now be the one that will stand out. THIS is what you want to happen. You want your home to stand out in the mind of the buyer at the end of the day after they’ve been in 10+ homes. They may say, “Remember that home with the gray-blue foyer? I liked it. It was different.” You now have the leading edge above all the other homes on the market.
Here are some other colors to consider for your foyer.
- Try a soft, warm gray, very inviting
- A pale yellow is good only if you have poor lighting in your foyer
- Gray-blue is an excellent choice and a VERY popular color now. Take advantage of that!
- Pale green – a little more of a color commitment but look how pretty it can be! (see photo below)