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Update Your Home With Color!

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If you’re planning to list your home on the market and need to update, remodel, or repair it to get it ready, you want to make the most of your efforts, so don’t overlook color. Color plays a big role in your home’s aesthetic and mood, and it can affect your overall property value, too. If you’re not sure where to start, get acquainted with the trending hues and take a look at these tips for incorporating color like a pro.

1. Let the colors of the year guide you.

 

A great place to start is by reviewing the “colors of the year.” This year, hues of green are in for two of the most well-known brands. October Mist, a pale, silvery green from Benjamin Moore. Evergreen Fog, a soothing “green-gray” shade from Sherwin-Williams; and Pantone introduces Very Peri, a periwinkle shade with violet-red undertones meant to “encourage courageous creativity.” Each color is fresh, new, and inspiring!

2. Have a color-placing strategy.

 

You can opt for a more nuanced approach and paint an accent wall, your crown molding, or your baseboards. Or you could go all-out and use it on your kitchen cabinets, an entire room, or ceiling. Another option would be to focus on accessories like bedding or drapes if you want something more temporary. 

3. Factor in durability and upkeep.

 

White and light hues photograph well and make a room look nice and clean. On the downside, they may get dirty easily and often require a lot of cleaning and upkeep. They’re typically not good choices in a well-used space (like a playroom or right around the kitchen sink or oven, for example).

"If you're planning to sell your home or buy a new one, give me a call. I'll be happy to guide you through the process. ~Sandy