Monday, April 14, 2014

5 Popular Spring Colors For Sellers

Is it time to add some fresh splash of paint to the house interior? Do you plan to sell the house this year or in the near future?

If you want to be up on the popular trends in house-painting, then be sure to consider painting rooms according to this year's trends in colors.

Some of the top trends in interior painting include these five tones.

  • Grey: Warm grey, in particular, is making a comeback in homes because it's neutral but can be matched with various bright colors in furniture and décor. It is also a smart choice because when you want to sell, you won't need to paint over bright colors to depersonalize the house for buyers.
Stafford Family Realtor's Listing
3850 Lone Cedar Lane, Chanhassen, MN 55318
  • Earth tones: Browns and greens are good colors that homeowners are infusing into their homes these days. It's usually coupled with eco-friendly alternatives such as LED lighting, double-paned windows and"green" flooring options like bamboo or vinyl tile. It's a good way to help a home blend into the natural landscape and is easy to match with furniture and décor.
Stafford Family Realtor's Listing
27725 Lake Virginia Drive, Excelsior, Minnesota, 55331
  • Pastels: Popular during the spring with holidays such as Easter and the equinox, pastels can be great for walls of bedrooms, dining rooms and living areas. If you're starting a family, pastels are warm and comforting for nursery design. You can match pastels with one another or choose brightly colored furniture and décor.
Stafford Family Realtor's Listing
5579 Bristol Lane, Minnetonka, MN 55343

  • Blue: One of the trends popular this year is the use of different shades of blue. Blue evokes images of the sky, ocean and other comforting images that homeowners find appealing. It's used in living areas and bedrooms frequently and can be a light robin egg's shade or a darker navy shade, depending on preferences. Blue matches with colors such as brown, green, purple and red when it comes to decorations.
Stafford Family Realtor's Listing
19002 Barrington Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55346

  • Pantone radiant orchid: Pantone's radiant orchid shade was announced as the color of the year for 2014, and many homeowners may choose to decorate their homes in this shade. It's a purple shade that works well in bedrooms and for decorative pillows or curtains to go with more neutral walls. If you decide to paint a room this color, be aware that next year's top color may be completely different.
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Once you decide which color or colors you'd like to paint your rooms, the next step is to buy the paint and start preparing the walls. While homeowners can pursue this as a DIY project, deciding on paint types and prepping the space to avoid splotches and drips can be difficult and time-consuming.

Consider hiring a house painter who's knowledgeable about various paints and can help you select the best type for your needs. The cost to paint a home interior averages between $1,800 and $2,300, though it varies by location. Homeowners in Washington, D.C., might pay between $1,900 and $2,500, while residents in Los Angeles can expect to pay between $2,300 and $3,200 for the same services.

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