Homes With This Color Bathroom Sell For 5400 More

Dated: 06/10/2017

Views: 88

A $50 gallon of blue paint can result in a huge return on investment for homeowners, according to Zillow‘s 2017 Paint Color Analysis study. Homes with bathrooms painted in a powder blue or periwinkle shade sold for an average of $5,400 more — the highest sales premium of all colors analyzed.

When it comes to a home’s exterior, neutral tones, such as ‘greige,’ sold for $3,496 more than comparable homes in a different color. Furthermore, homes with front doors painted in shades of dark navy blue to slate gray sold for an extra $1,514.

On the other hand, buyers seem to be put off by style-specific features such as terracotta walls, which resulted in a $2,031 dip in sales prices. But even more than that, prospective owners seem to hate white walls: Homes that had no color whatsoever sold for an average of $4,035 less. Ouch! 

“Color can be a powerful tool for attracting buyers to a home, especially in listing photos and videos,” said Zillow chief economist Svenja Gudell. “Painting walls in fresh, natural-looking colors, particularly in shades of blue and pale gray not only make a home feel larger, but also are neutral enough to help future buyers envision themselves living in the space.

“Incorporating light blue in kitchens and bathrooms may pay off especially well as the color complements white countertops and cabinets, a growing trend in both rooms,” she added.

If a seller is adamant about keeping color in the home, have them consider a pop of color on an accent wall using Pantone’s Color of The Year, Greenery, or have them incorporate jewel-toned decor pieces throughout the home.

credits; Marian McPherson , Inman


Blog author image

Michael Jory

I grew up on the Monterey Peninsula, about 5 hours drive from Reno. I moved to San Diego in 1990 to begin my career in the golf business. While in San Diego, I worked at Torrey Pines, Balboa Park and ....

Latest Blog Posts

2018 A Good Time To Sell Your Home

Homeowners looking to sell should consider 2018 an opportunity to cash in.  (Getty Images)If you’re a homeowner and have been thinking about selling, what are you waiting for? You may

Read More

HOME INSPECTIONS What To Expect

So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Oftentimes, agents make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection.This

Read More

The Man Behind The Reno Tahoe Industrial Center

Everyone should watch this video about the owner of the Reno-Tahoe Industrial Center. He can’t read or write and has declared bankruptcy twice and now is a billionaire. Amazing!http://www.ktvn.com

Read More

Investor Notes On LLC In Nevada Ken Angst

One of the most common ways to protect your investment property is to form a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) and hold the title to your investment property within the LLC. Nevada law allows

Read More