|Our 1900 Victorian|
The next color challenge is the interior. I've read lots of house flipping blog posts that recommend you paint the entire interior white or off white. It's the cheapest option - no leftover half cans of paint in each room - and it's easy. But it's so boring! And since we will be staging the house, we want it to compliment the decor. But, it still needs to be neutral to appeal to a future buyer.
|Glass and marble mosaic - Home Depot|
|Daphne is such a ham!|
For accents, I'll be using this print fabric for window treatments - part of the Richloom Platinum collection print (and Daphne likes it too!). This gives us a lot of colors to work with.
Rule number 2 - a cohesive color palette will make a small home feel bigger. So we need to think about all of the rooms. Look at your rugs and fabrics and see if there is a unifying color that will tie them all together and provide a nice background. And again, keep it neutral to appeal to a wide range of future buyers.
Rule number 3 - Think about other elements in the room. For example, our kitchen will have lots of white - cabinets and beadboard wainscot. So we don't want it to be too pale, we want to provide a nice contrast. But upstairs, It's just the opposite - I'd like something a little lighter and brighter.
So, I armed myself with my Sherwin Williams color fan and started looking at options. I came up with some ideas - but that brings me to rule number 4 - buy paint samples and put them on the wall. I ignored this too many times, and it caused a lot of grief. Why? Because that requires me to convince my color blind husband that we need to repaint - he doesn't get it when that tiny chip of paint looks different in a whole room! That taught me a lesson and now I always sample first. And it's also helpful to see how the colors look during different times of the day - sunlight or cloudy days can dramatically change the look!
|Checking out the color samples on the dining room wall|
What do you think?? Will these colors be neutral enough for prospective buyers??Pin It