Colors Can Help You Sell Your Home Faster

January 27, 2016

Try the Color Psychology

From getting red in anger to going green with envy, colors reflect a lot about our emotions. There are some colors that can excite you, and some others that can make you feel calm. And when it comes to selling your home, you can use colors to invoke the emotions of the buyer. Here are some colors and the emotions they affect – choose wisely.

To create an illusion of space: If you want the buyer to feel that your home is spacious, make sure you say no to dark colors. While bright colors can create an illusion that the home is very spacious, dark colors can make it look smaller than its actual size. You can go for pale yellow or eggshell white to make your home look larger.

To create warm/cool tones: If you live an excessively cold area, you might want your home to look warm and inviting. You can use shades of reds and oranges to add warmth to the indoors. If you’re selling your home in winter and are planning for a repaint, keep the colors of fire in mind. Similarly, if you’re planning to sell your home in the summer (or if you live in warm climates), you can try cool colors like light blue and white.

To create a relaxing environment: For areas such as bedrooms and bathrooms (where you want to be relaxed), light shades of blue, green, and lavender would go best. These colors give a very relaxing effect. Make sure you avoid fiery colors such as red and orange.

To create inspiration: If you’re selling office space, or if you have a special office room in the home, make sure you paint it with inspiring colors like shades of green. Green invokes concentration, so you can also add a few potted plants to the room to inspire motivation. However, make sure you don’t overdo it. You can mix a shade of green with white to create a nice effect.

You can try different colors in different areas of your home, but make sure you stay away from contrasting colors (colors that lie at the opposite ends of the color wheel). Simple combinations work the best. While you might think combining blue and orange creates a unique blend, your buyers might have a more traditional approach. It’s always good to have simple blends that appeal to everyone. Also, make sure you don’t use too many colors. It’s best to limit your options to just 2-3 colors.