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 what exterior house colours sell best

Infographic: What are the best paint colours for selling your house?

October 31, 2018 10:00 am by Upside

Giving your home a fresh lick of paint is one of the most effective ways to update and “renovate” your home before putting it on the market. With just a small investment in painting materials, you can help sell your house faster and at higher values.

But what are the best paint colours to sell a house? Take a look at our handy infographic on house colours that sell.

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Generally speaking, when you’re preparing your house for sale you want to choose paint colours that are neutral, light, and inviting. Avoiding niche or taste-specific colours helps appeal to the majority of buyers.

Lighter shades of grey, greige, and blue work well with many colour palettes, so they’re a safe choice for most homes. White also works well in some circumstances – avoid the sterility of true white or tacky yellow-based off-white, instead opting for a cool off-white such as alabaster.

Unless you own a home that’s in a particular classic style (like a Victorian-style home), it’s usually best to avoid dark colours – especially indoors where they tend to make spaces look smaller and closed-in.

Don’t forget that the colour on the swatch isn’t always true to life – so make sure to do a patch test before committing to a full paint job. The last thing you want is for that muted dove shade to end up looking like gunmetal grey!

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