by Courtney Soinski
When it comes to preparing your home to sell, color is probably one of the most important aspects. As you re-decorate certain rooms throughout your house, use color to your home's advantage. You'll attract new buyers and make the best possible first impression during a tour. A little color really CAN go a long way!
First, you need to choose a color scheme. A complementary color scheme is commonly applied to more formal rooms in the house such living rooms and dining rooms. It can include red and green, blue and yellow, or purple and orange. An analogous color scheme is normally found in more casual rooms and includes colors such as yellow and green, blue and violet, or red and orange.
Now for the fun part . . .
Add a pop of red in rooms with cooler hues.
If you’re a fan of cooler hues, consider using a palette of blue-grays with a punch of red.
Make neutral walls stand out.
For light neutral walls, think about going with a soft yellow or pale green as the main color. As long as it has a hint of blue or gray in the hue, it will be an effective neutral. Spice it up by adding a bold yellow throughout the room.
Liven up your white kitchen.
In a mostly white kitchen, try adding a warm, dark gray to highlight different elements in the room while also adding a bold accent of green.
Go wild with a splash of orange.
This can be a tough color to pull off, but it can be done perfectly by getting rid of that extra visual clutter like trinkets and tchotchkes. Paint it on one or two walls and then pair the orange with neutral shades to even it out.
Get a good sleep with shades of purple.
Does your bedroom need some spicing up? Purple is a great color to use because it has a calming effect to help you get a soothing sleep. Mix these pops of purple with warm whites or grays.
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