I just had a client yesterday that was asking the same question. She had a gorgeous house in a warm, cozy Tuscan style that I personally love. To me, homes should have a warm inviting feeling which is THEE main reason I’m not a fan of white or blue. White to me is lifeless and blue, just never connected with that color because no, I don’t think coastal when I see it, I just feel cold.
So anyway, even though my clients house was super beautiful, I know that if she would try to sell it tomorrow, she’d have some issues.
First off, since so many people are following the blue-gray trend in their home, their decor will not match with a Tuscan color palette. So potential homebuyers are already noticing that none of their present furniture or decor will match this house. Sale lost.
Secondly, like I mentioned, we all know that the Tuscan style home has a lot of browns and golds and usually a faux designs somewhere in the home. Gold is a really, really hard sell now. People just turn their nose up at it. So, the potential homeowner now has to paint a 3,000 square foot house which is a good chunk of money. Sale lost.
Third and finally, people shop with their eyes. With having all the earthy colors in the Tuscan home, it can have a tendency to make your home appear smaller and darker. Even though you have a large home, the colors and decor you have chosen make it look smaller and cluttered. The oversized and ornate furniture and darker colors are casting shadows and the decor that is also dark and textured will fill the house visually. Sale lost.
What to do? This is what I told my client yesterday.
So what colors should I choose for my home
if I’m moving soon?
You have to keep in mind that YOU will still be living in the home for X amount of months or years so you really need to be looking and enjoying colors that you like.
However, you can’t personalize your colors too much (Tuscan) because you’ll eventually have to transition to a staged and marketable color palette.
Here’s what you can do.
You can lean towards the coastal color palette like I have shown here. So many people have some type of gray and blue in their home at this point so the transition of them moving there belongings into your home when they purchase it, should be easy.
Another option is to totally neutralize your home into shades of gray this way you’ll have a completely blank slate, boring but blank, so just about anyone can come in and their decor will match – except those like me, who need color in their home.
Go beige? Heck no! That’s never a good idea. I’ve been in homes where the ENTIRE home was painted just one color. That’s like wearing the same shoes day after day after day.
So this brings me to a color palette that I very appealing to the people who currently in the home and any potential home buyers. What do you think?