Certain paint colors can lift your spirits, make a room seem larger or smaller, and even — much to the chagrin of homeowners or real-estate agents — drag out the sale of a property. These days, you can’t go wrong with shades of white and off white
If you want to add color, add it with furniture and accessories, which can be switched out easily depending on your mood or the season.
For those thinking of selling, the appeal of light, brighter spaces can enrich the feel of a home. Consider it a clean palette for a buyer.
“White is the foundation that anchors the home,” said Friley Saucier, a broker associate with Sotheby’s International Realty in Naples, Fla. “This is absolutely what is most requested when I’m working with home buyers.”
Interior designer Dwayne Bergmann of Dwayne Bergmann Interiors in Fort Myers, Fla., suggests bringing home paint swatches to tape to a wall, just as you would with any other color.
“Whites can have a more blueish hue or more of a brown or even pinkish hue depending on the exact lighting,” he said. “Even a pure white is going to look different.”
Add contrast to a room with finishes such as semi-gloss paint on wood treatments and matte paint on walls.
Source: USA Today