It can be difficult to decide what to update and remodel
if you’re thinking of selling your home
- Homes With Blue Bathrooms Sell for $5,440 More Than Expected
- For-sale listings with cool, neutral wall colours sell for more money
- A fresh coat of paint in the right colour may help sell a home for more money.
Selecting the right paint color is one of many factors that may affect why a home sells faster or for more money. Walls painted in cool neutrals like blue or gray have broad appeal, and may be signals that the home is well cared for or has other desirable features.
Some colors may actually deter buyers.
Homes with darker, more style-specific walls like terracotta dining rooms sold for $2,031 less than expected.
However, a lack of color may have the biggest negative impact as homes with white bathrooms sold for an average of $4,035 below similar homes. Zillow’s full report can be found here.
Homes with blue kitchens, often found in soft gray-blue, sold for a $1,809 premium.
Light blue bathrooms
Homes with light pale blue to soft periwinkle blue bathrooms sold for $5,440 more than expected.
Brown living rooms
Turns out homes with light beige, pale taupe or oatmeal-colored living room walls sell for $1,926 more than expected.
Cadet blue bedrooms
Homes with light cerulean to cadet blue bedroom wall colors can come with a $1,856 premium.
Slate blue dining
Homes with slate blue to pale gray blue dining rooms also sold for more money — $1,926 more on average than homes with white dining room wall colors.