Home Selling with Color

By Karen Schaefer, Founder, Simple Appeal Home Staging and Design

 Home Selling with Color

If I told you that colors can affect your mood would you believe me? Well it’s true! Color plays a very significant role in your how mood and your well being. In fact, color can impact you so profoundly the color of your room can actually improve your health and how you are feeling physically. And of course, if you are planning on selling your home, color choice is vital in order to sell.

When it comes to decorating or selling your home you should take into careful consideration of what color palette you use. All too often, people randomly choose colors to paint their walls, without realizing the impact that it will have on their well being and the future sale of their home.

For example, if you’re redecorating your bedroom or prepping it for sale you may think that red is a beautiful color that will look stunning on your walls. But you may want to think twice about red as a wall color in a room where you are supposed to be relaxing. Red has been shown to raise blood pressure, increase the fight – or – flight response in humans, and can even cause angry feelings. Not exactly the feelings that you are trying to achieve in the bedroom, especially if you are trying to sell your home. But red also symbolizes romance, so maybe throwing in a few red accent pillows instead of red walls might be a good idea.

When you are considering what color to paint your home, it’s usually a good idea to consider what you are trying to achieve in different areas of your home. While it’s true that some colors have been scientifically proven to stimulate certain emotions, each color will mean something different to every individual. Take the time to consider what colors make you feel happy, which shades help you relax and which colors excite you. They will probably do the same for the new home buyer.

Choosing a color palette based on how the colors make you feel instead of what you think looks nice, will have a significant impact on your daily life and make your home a more welcome and enjoyable place to be. Plus, it will help you sell your home faster and usually for greater profit.

For more information on Karen Schaefer, best selling author of ‘Love Sells; How to get every home buyer to fall in love with your house’ and her Proven Real Estate Marketing and Home Staging Selling Strategies, go to www.SimpleAppeal.com or pick up her book at www.LoveSellsBook.com


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