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Home Staging 101: Let’s Talk Paint Selection

Paint selection is an important part of design and is crucial when it comes to home staging. Paint color can say a lot about a person; however, when you are trying to sell a house it’s important to remember that “less is always more.”

The colors that sell a house are neutral in character and evoke a sense of calmness and serenity. Not only will more neutral colors help sell your home, they tend to be great paint colors in general, and when used appropriately can help to evoke the feeling of a tranquil seaside residence.

It is also important to consider your flooring when selecting paint for your walls. If your flooring and paint do not complement each other, it can turn out to be an expensive mistake. I recommend using beige's, grays and sea colors mixed with crisp white to neutralize a space.  Here are a few examples of these colors:

Some of my preferred color palettes come from the Restoration Hardware Collection. I have used a number of them in my home, including: Silver Sage, Blue Sage, Linen and Sea Green. Below are pictures of the rooms I have painted with these colors.

{Family Room (Above) & Kitchen in Silver Sage}
{Game Room in Blue Sage}
{In my son’s room I used Linen above the chair rail
and Sea Green below}
My Living room and Dining room are painted Honey Wind by Frazee Paint. It reminds me of a light linen color or a vanilla. I think it’s a perfect neutral canvas for the soft color palate in these two adjoining rooms.

If you need help with paint selection, I’m your gal. Click on the “Hire Me” page and let’s talk about paint.


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