Although you may feel attached to your home’s bright colors, when it comes time to put your house on the market, bold statements of your personality and tastes need to go out the back door. Moving into a new home is a stressful task, and a lot of buyers just don’t want the extra work of having to repaint before they move. Hiring a professional painter is a great way to reduce your stress and ensure your house has a better chance of selling.

Think Neutral

Your job as you’re preparing your home for the market is to present your house in the best possible light. If you’ve used too many bright colors, you may be distracting buyers from the house itself. A professional painter can not only repaint your home quickly, but can also offer advice on which colors are ideal for showcasing your home’s best features. Ask to see a paint palette or visit a nearby home improvement store to get some ideas.

Color Suggestions: A neutral color scheme doesn’t have to be boring. Neutrals come in all tints, shades, and tones, from cool grays to warm browns. If you’re really having a difficult time constraining yourself to neutrals, try a subdued earth tone like olive green, or check out paint company Benjamin Moore’s rooms by color tool.

Remove Wallpaper: Your wallpaper taste might be exquisite—but what if your buyer doesn’t agree? It’s better to be safe than sorry, so it has to go. If the thought of struggling to remove all that wallpaper is just too daunting, why not let your painter handle it?

Kitchen Remodeling: When you’re getting rid of bright colors, don’t overlook your kitchen counters and accents. While your Mexican tile island might have been a great idea when you built your house ten years ago, a new buyer might not share your enthusiasm.

Exteriors: That bright red door shouldn’t be a subtle stop sign for your potential buyers, and while you might love your vibrant yellow shutters, they may give buyers pause. To retain a pop of color, try repainting in a subtler earth-tone shade, like burgundy or burnt sienna. Other exterior items to remember include mailbox posts, door trim and outbuildings.

For more information on choosing the best paint colors to showcase your home, call us at (703) 263-3302. We at MasterWorks Painters are experienced in every aspect of home remodeling, including kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, and basement finishing. Don’t let your love of bold colors stop a potential sale—contact our home improvement contractors today. We serve homeowners and businesses throughout Virginia, including Fairfax, Ashburn, Vienna, and Oakton.