Room colors say a lot about the person who designs a space while also creating a mood for other people. When selling your home in your Lake County, IL, it’s smart to paint the interior rooms. Determining the color palette is difficult because people with a wide variety of personalities and tastes will likely tour your home. The best colors to attract home buyers are ones that universally make people feel good about themselves and their environment. With a variety of colors, you balance calm and powerful, subtle and intense as well as refined and casual. According to a recent article by bankrate.com, the shade, saturation and brightness of colors point to different personalities. When selling your home, you want to appeal to extroverts and introverts.
Appealing to extroverts
Extroverts, according to bankrate.com, like bright and saturated colors such as energizing reds. Extroverted people with sunny personalities naturally like yellows. When painting your home to sell, consider using happy colors such as yellow in kitchens or a family room. Since yellow is welcoming, plant yellow flowers in planters in your entryway. Some good choices for flowers in Illinois include yellow marigolds or yellow daisies.
Making introverts feel at home
Introverts gravitate to softer colors and hues that feel more relaxing such as greens and blues. Paint light shades of blue in areas you want to feel relaxing. Blue paint colors work well in a bedroom as well as any room where you have a beach or nautical theme. Use green if you have a baby nursery or home office since it’s a soothing color linked to creative thought.
Displaying your design confidence
People who use orange as part of their color scheme often have confidence in their design and taste. Orange works as accent color to bring warmth to a space. Experts recommend using it in family or game rooms. People who use red colors are also confident and want others to notice them. If you have a room that you really want to highlight to buyers, consider using red accents. Purple is another great color that shows buyers you have sophisticated tastes. A touch of purple enhances creativity, which makes it ideal for an art room or child’s playroom.
When staging and decorating to sell your home, remember that some colors make your home seem smaller. Avoid dark shades in rooms that are already tiny. Use tan for an open-space concept area and gray in areas that you want to look “edgy.” Remember too much gray can seem depressing to buyers.
Sheryl Allen, your Coldwell Banker Realtor, helps home sellers interested in listing their homes for sale in Lake County, Illinois. For more information about the best colors to attract homebuyers, please contact me.