Spring always brings a flurry of activity in the residential real estate market here in Augusta with home owner’s readying their homes for Master’s week or even to put on the market. One of the cheaper and easiest ways to freshen up a home is a with a new coat of paint!
While perusing the internet for inspiration I came across an article on HGTV.com that looks at 8 Classic Color Combos. I would use some caution if you are freshening up your home in order to sell it this spring since paint color trends always change from year to year and season to season. Here are the combinations they suggested from HGTV:
Black & White: One of the most used combinations in both the home and fashion. Good neutral palette to include a pop of color here and there.
Orange & Blue: Be careful this one! I would use this combination carefully in a house that you are trying to sell. Most people always comment on blue paint color…they either love it or hate it.
Red & Gold: I’m seeing a lot of “golden” beige in new homes these days and I could see a more orange-red paired with it as an accent color. This seems to be the go to color of home builders right now!
Robin’s Egg Blue, Yellow & Cream: When I see this combination I always think of French Country. If you love this color palette and you are looking to sell the your home, then I would use the cream or creamy yellow on the walls and accent with the blue just to keep things more neutral.
Green & Yellow: We see this combination daily – maybe to the point that we don’t even think about it! With this combination in so common in nature it seems to work very well together.
Pink & Green: This is one of my favorites, but then again it reminds of my sorority especially when I see bright fuchsia with a bright apple green. Now, I would use caution with this combination in a house that you are going to put on the market.
Green & Blue: I’m not so sure about this one, but I suppose it could work. They suggested using a light blue with an apple green. I think the color that helps anchor these two together is a creamy gold color.
Earth Tones: Well they defined these as “colors derived from earthy elements like rock, water, and sky.” This can be a very neutral and relaxing color scheme.
As you can see, there is something for everyone! If you decide on a color and then hate it once you get it on the wall, just remember it’s only paint and you can change it very easily. I always suggest staying with neutrals or classic combinations that will appeal to a wide variety of tastes. If you are planning on staying in your home for a while, then do what you want! After all, it is Your home.
If you are looking to Sell Your Home this spring, feel free to Call Me at 706-294-6795 or just fill out the Sellers Report to receive a list of the Last 10 Properties that Sold in your area.