If you’re thinking about putting your house on the market, obviously you want to do everything you can to increase the value before you sell. And if you want to add to that value without breaking the bank? Try a little paint.

According to Zillow’s 2018 Paint Colors Analysis, which analyzed the effects different paint colors had on home values, choosing the right paint colors—and incorporating those paint colors in the right way—can make a huge difference when you list your home.

Which colors will give you the most bang for your buck? According to the analysis, painting your door black can boost your home’s sales price by 2.9% while covering the bathroom walls in a periwinkle blue can add another 1.3%.

The kitchen is another area where the right paint can add serious value. The analysis found that a “tuxedo kitchen” (which features light walls and dark cabinetry) can increase the value of a home by an impressive $1,547. But the wrong color in the kitchen can cause prices to plummet; a brick red shade can lower a home’s selling price by $2,310.

The Takeaway

If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, you should definitely consider painting. The right colors and a few strokes of the brush may be all it takes to add thousands of dollars to your home’s final sales price.

Tips to Prepare Your Home For Sale
Expert insights on selling it quickly and for top dollar

Gil Guaderrama, Realtor
Your Local Real Estate Expert

Free Guide: How To Prepare Your House For Sale

Tips to Prepare Your Home For Sale
Expert insights on selling it quickly and for top dollar

Gil Guaderrama, Realtor
Your Local Real Estate Expert

Do too little and you’ll leave money on the table — or worse, not sell your house at all. Do too much and you’ll lose time or money on things that don’t have a good return on investment. This is why I created this free guide to help you prepare your house just the right amount... ...so you can sell it for as much as possible, and as quickly as possible.

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