8 Paint Colors for Selling Your House

It’s time to kick off the summer real estate season. What better way than with a review of this year’s top 8 paint colors for home staging? Whether you’re painting your interior, exterior, or both, these are the colors buyers are loving right now.

Light Blue

Light Blue Cottage

This charming Seattle cottage, painted a soothing sky blue, makes you feel like the sun’s shining even on the cloudiest days. According to Realtor.com, 62 percent of homeowners around the country favor this calming shade. To get this look, Paintzen painters can use PPG’s Airy. Photo: AirBNB

Warm Gray

Warm Gray Living Space and Kitchen with Wood Floors

Warm gray has topped the charts for staging houses for the last few years and it’s still a favorite of buyers everywhere. Try the tranquil PPG color, Quest, especially in homes with large living rooms or open floor plans, to highlight architectural details and unify the space. Photo: Homebunch

Red (Yes, Red)

Red Brick Cape with Red Door and Blue Shutters

If your home is brick or a neutral tone, liven it up with a bright pop of color. But keep it to the shutters and door, since most homeowners shy away from a completely bold exterior. A red door (try PPG’s Red Gumball), like the one on this Pittsburgh Cape Cod, is a classic home brightener. Photo: Zillow

Warm Neutrals

Off White Entry Way

While cool grays may top the staging charts, warm neutrals are equally popular. These shades, from cream to yellow, signal to buyers that the home is fresh and well-cared-for. Have our painters paint your kitchen a shade like Parchment Paper and it could boost your sales price more than $1,300, according to a Zillow survey. Photo: Laurel Bern Interiors 

Cool Blue-Gray

Blue Gray Master Bedroom

Speaking of that Zillow survey, homes with blue-gray master bedrooms and bathrooms sold for $5,440 more than comparable homes with white paint in those same spaces. Gray Frost, a cool blue-gray, fits the spectrum perfectly. Photo: Bright Bazaar

Green

Warm Green House Exterior with Light Brick

Warmer climates lend themselves to brighter paint colors. If you live in the south, a slightly bolder hue can be a good choice, especially when paired with a neutral stone or brick, as this new construction home in Houston, Texas. Try Golden Grass for a similar look. Photo: Realtor.com

Off-White

Delicate White Living Room with Gray Couch

For a classic look that transcends trends, go with a creamy shade like Delicate White. It maximizes light, making rooms look bigger. To take full advantage of this, Paintzen can paint the trim and walls the same shade; the unbroken line draws the eye around the room without a break. This is especially good for small or dark rooms. Photo: Architectural Digest

Greige

Greige Exterior with Aqua Front Door

Griege is still the hottest color for staging. This cross between gray and beige speaks to buyers, increasing home values whether it’s used inside or out. And with a color like Whiskers, you’ll be as charmed as your buyers. Photo: Houzz

For even more color ideas, visit our Inspiration Gallery.

Whether you’re selling now or thinking of selling in the future, a good paint job is guaranteed to freshen up your space, increasing your pleasure at home – and your home value. Paintzen house painters have years of experience in painting homes. Browse our painting services and get your free and instant online quote and after booking our painters can start in as few as 48 hours.