Preparing your house to sell can be a busy time with an endless to-do list. Freshening up your house may increase the market value which means a better outcome for you, the seller. There are endless paint colour options so where do you start? With individual style preferences, it can be confusing deciding on what the best colours to paint your house are when selling your property. At SG Coatings, our qualified painters are here to help minimise the confusion. Let’s start with the most pressing question.
Should I paint my house when selling my property?
In short, YES. General wear and tear from living in a house can be observed easily, especially in daytime lighting when most house inspections occur. Marks and dints from moving furniture as well as hanging picture frames also add to the imperfections on show. A fresh coat of paint can make a room look bigger and brighter which may entice potential buyers when selling your Bayside Melbourne home.
Where do I start?
For home interior painting it is recommended that you aim for neutral tones. Whilst it may be tempting to go with paint colours that stand out to bring attention to your home, it may do the opposite and deter potential buyers. In a recent paint study, cool neutral tones have been listed as the preference for home owners in 2020. Did you know that different paint colours evoke different meanings, depending on the individual person? Let’s break down some popular paint colours for reselling your home in 2020.
According to colour psychology, the paint colour white may invoke feelings of freshness, cleanliness and simplicity. It may also infer a fresh start which compliments the meaning of purchasing a new home. White is the epitome of minimalist trends.
For the ultimate neutral colour, grey paint is the one colour you cannot go past. Grey is a classic paint colour which is both chic and classy in both dark and light tones. This neutral tone provides the perfect slate for styling with furnishings and other household styling items. Perfect to showcase your Melbourne home.
If you would like a warm tone comprising of grey and brown tones that promotes luxury and comfort, then taupe is your go-to. Taupe paint is a stylish and modern way to spruce up your house before selling.
Colours to avoid
Bold or vibrant colours should be avoided, unless they compliment the styling of the house. Colours like orange, yellow and bright pink can subconsciously trigger undesired emotions. Did you know that both the colours orange and yellow have been known to stimulate your appetite?
Rethink feature walls
Feature walls are a way of home interior painting that can be used to encompass your individual style. Whilst they can be used to inspire a certain feeling, for example a calming blue in the bathroom, they can also be off-putting to some potential buyers. In saying that, if a feature wall enhances the styling or design of the house, then go for it. Check out our tips for painting the ultimate feature wall here.
Now, what about the exterior of your home?
First impressions last. The exterior of your house is the first thing potential buyers will see, so you want to ensure quality from the start. Signs that your house exterior needs painting include bubbling or cracked paint, cracked caulking, fading colours, shrinking or chalking.
The ultimate beach colour is blue. Lighter shades of blue ooze the serenity of a Bayside Melbourne or coastal home whilst darker shades of blue paint emphasise sophistication.
Grey is truly the powerhouse of colours, being suitable for both interior and exterior painting. The neutrality of the cool tone is versatile. To see grey paint in action from your local house painter on the Mornington Peninsula, view the SG Coatings professional painting portfolio here.
Remember to engage a professional painter
You can spot a bad paint job. When selling your home, you want it to look flawless. Engaging with a local painter who specialises in home interior painting increases your chance of obtaining a premium price for your home, so don’t take shortcuts. Leave it to professional painters to do what they do best – paint. At SG Coatings we pride ourselves on providing a personalised, hassle free service.
When selecting a house painter on the Mornington Peninsula or Bayside Melbourne, always ask for examples of previous work to ensure quality workmanship. SG Coatings are your local painters who have a range of completed home interior painting projects for your perusal. Contact us for a free colour consultation or obligation free quote for your house painting today. Seeking the advice of a professional residential painting service will help you choose the best colours to paint your house when selling.