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Interior paint colors that pop

Get it sold! Tips from the experts in realty and moving

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April 26th, 2011

Personal Moving Consultant In today s market it s important to maximize the return on your investment when preparing your house for sale. That means a fresh coat of paint should always be top on the list! Updating interior paint will bring life to older walls and provide dramatic results, and it s a relatively small investment.

Put it in neutral

Neutral colors or shades are highly recommended for interior walls because they work with a variety of other colors and shades. Tan, beige, and lighter shades of yellow and blue all fit the neutral category. These colors allow people to envision their belongings in your house as well as focus on the features of your home instead of being distracted by wallpaper or the cost and energy it would take to repaint. In my opinion, bright white walls are a little too clinical and don t give a home, especially one without furniture, warmth. Buyers today are looking for a home without projects, one that they can move into without having to exert too much time, energy, or money to make it their own. Most real estate agents agree that a home sells 10% to 40% faster by providing buyers a neutral palette, one that gives a lasting impression and a move-in feel. This past year, Riderwood, an Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md., updated its interior paint colors when refurbishing apartment homes to give a more modern, crisp feel. Potential residents have responded favorably to the Irish Cream by Duron with a bright white trim and ceiling. The glossy white of the trim provides contrast and cleanliness to the wall color. Other popular neutral colors include Benjamin Moore s Navajo White, Duron s Bone White, and Sherwin Williams Cr me or Buff. Make sure you get a professional opinion before making a decision on paint color. Consider asking for estimates from two local painters with references as well. Wishing you happy spring painting!