“Whatever you have in your rooms, think first of the walls” - wise words indeed from pattern and textile god William Morris (and nobody could call his designs neutral).
However, if you read any lifestyle articles on selling your home, you’ll soon be told that buyers can’t see past colour, and you need to avoid it if you want to ignite their passion.
Now, we love muted Scandi interiors as much as anyone else, but does your home really need to resemble a hip Danish coffee shop to get the highest price?
No, it doesn’t, and plenty of colourful homes sell fast and for good money, but there are some tricks to using colour for that perfect balance of self-expression and saleable style.
With that in mind, let’s dive into the world of palettes and Pantone numbers by looking at:
So whether it’s a total makeover, a feature wall or a casual sprinkling of colour, this week’s blog has all you need to add your stamp and boost your home’s value at the same time.
It can be tricky to strike the correct balance of colours and tones – warm, cool, moody, bright – but fortunately, there’s a simple tool to help you get it right every time.
The colour wheel was invented in 1666 by none other than Sir Isaac Newton while studying light and prisms, when he discovered the spectrum of colour - little did he know where it would lead.
While there’s certainly a knack to using a colour wheel, there are books and YouTube tutorials to help you become a mix-and-matching wiz (not to mention a go-to interior guru for your friends).
While a classic camel coat and crisp white shirt underpin many a wardrobe, keeping it neutral in certain areas at home gives your decor the leading role without being upstaged, including:
If you look at the world of fashion, neutrals form the bedrock of countless colourful looks by complementing whatever they’re paired with, and the same is true for interior design.
If you want to avoid the upheaval of major decorating works but still transform the look and colour of your rooms, accessorising is the answer to creating your dream theme.
Bonus point: as well as transforming your rooms, photos and viewings, accessories are entirely portable, meaning your investment can move with you whenever you sell.
The rooms with the highest concentration of value in any home are the kitchen and bathrooms, which are also the most costly areas to replace.
So, if you want to do more than paint the walls, try these tips for using colour in a way that adds value and inspires buyers while giving them options for easy and inexpensive change.
Ultimately, it’s about thinking of the most flexible areas for change that would give the effect of a complete remodel without the disruption, mess and financial outlay.
Paint is a quick, cheap and effective way to change the entire personality of a room, and a fresh coat can give a new lease of life to any home, especially with a high-quality product.
If you’d like to know what features and design buyers will pay the highest price for in the Wilton & Salisbury area, we’re here to help.
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