(Closed) Paint help for selling our house

posted 8 years ago in Home
  • poll: Which color should we paint our kitchen to help sell it?
    Red Delicious : (2 votes)
    5 %
    Rich Navy : (2 votes)
    5 %
    Fragrant Cloves : (15 votes)
    37 %
    Other (I'll comment below) : (22 votes)
    54 %
  • Post # 3
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I like them all but some people don’t really like bold colors so I would probably go with the fragrant cloves.

    Post # 4
    1897 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Oh man, I HATE red paint in a home.  As a potencial buyer, I would just groan at the thought of having to prime over it all.  To be honest, I prefer more neutral shades. 

    Goodluck selling though!  It’s a difficult time to do so, but I wish you lots of luck!

    Post # 5
    58 posts
    Worker bee

    You may want to go with the orange since it is a bit more neutral. Since you are selling, bright colors turn a lot of folks off, because they cannot “imagine” their furniture going with the paint colors.

    Post # 6
    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Rather than add another color, I’d repeat one of the brown/camel colors that is in the other rooms (I’d go with the color in whatever room its most connected to, maybe living or dining room?). That way it’ll keep a nice flow from the other rooms and be fairly neutral. I think all three of the colors you show are too bright. You want neutral!

    Post # 7
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I would paint it a nuetral color; maybe eggshell or offwhite. You want your prospective buyers to be able to visualize what they want to do after they move in. You probably already know this too, but keep all of your personal items out of site. The more the prospective buyers can visualize their items in you home, the faster you will sell.

    Post # 7
    2474 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I wouldn’t use any of those colors.  It’s best to go with something neutral if you are trying to sell your place – it appeals to a broader range of people.

    Post # 8
    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Cute house! 

    To be honest, I don’t think I would pick any of those colors when trying to sell the house.  The Clove is the best of the 3 but I don’t love it.  What color are the cabinets?  And if you can, you should post pictures of your kitchen.  Being able to see it would definitely help. 

    What about something like the wall color in the bathroom?

    Post # 9
    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010 - Marie Gabrielle, Dallas

    I’m with everyone else and think that a more neutral color is probably the way to go.  Although I like bright colors for some spaces, not everyone does, and obviously you want to appeal to as many buyers as possible.

    Post # 10
    5153 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    If I were you I’d paint it eggshell…people like to see homes in neautral colors and with very few personal things, because they want to see their own things in the home.

    Post # 11
    1209 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I love love love the Highlands!! I would suggest going with one of the neutral brown shades that you already have or the fragrant cloves color. I have been debating on painting one of my rooms a similar orangeish color. While I love red, it is so hard to get the right shade of red. What about more a more brown-red if you really like red? Are you guys staying in the area, or moving from Lville?

    Post # 12
    520 posts
    Busy bee

    Well, not the red or the navy.  Those would be turn offs for me.  Like the other poster said, I would think about having to prime over it…….  Honestly, I would say to give the buyers a credit in the amount of money you would use for paint and new flooring.  People like to choose their own colors.

    Or, if you are really wanting to do something with the kitchen, go neutral with your paint and flooring and bite the bullet and purchase new appliances.  You can do a basic fridge, stove and dishwasher in a neutral color….new is nice and would be a good selling point for me, if I was looking at your house. 

    That said, your house is really cute and nice.  Best of luck!!!!      

    Post # 13
    3041 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Paint it the brown/tan color as the rest of the house. Or an eggshell white. I wouldn’t paint it red because its a pain to paint over a bold color, & you don’t know who wants your house! Red wouldn’t really flow with the rest of your house.

    Can you post pics of your kitchen here? If you add tile to your kitchen, it adds value to your home & can make it look MUCH nicer. My friends did that to their home about a week ago & wow it makes their kitchen seem brighter & bigger. If you can’t afford tile, than get a linoleum that goes with the rest of your kitchen.

    We are painting our kitchen wall red so I personally like it, but not everyone will.

    Post # 14
    520 posts
    Busy bee

    I looked at your house pics again and am going to make a recommendation.  I love all of your colors and what you have done with the house EXCEPT for the blue in your bedroom.  You might want to consider toning that down just a bit.  It’s very, very blue and I could see where it might be a turnoff for some buyers.

    At one point I had a condo where I had a custom Mexican mural painted in the kitchen.  I loved it so much, however, when I went to sell the condo, I painted over it at the realtors suggestion.   Just cause I love something doesn’t mean everyone will and for some people it could be a real turn off.  I kind of feel that way about the blue……  No offense meant, I do love your  home and feel you have excellent taste.  Just offering my perception.   

    Post # 15
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would paint it a neutral color. Most people need to see as much as a blank slate as possible to envision what they can do with the house. I would go for an off-white or taupe color. Usually people paint the house their own colors when they move in so I would avoid a bold color that would take away from the kitchen itself.

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