Thursday, February 1, 2018

Bower Power Post On Paint Colors

Just when I was loving all things white walls, I happened upon this Bower Power post about which colors sell homes for a higher price.

Bower Power

According to a Zillow study, if you plan to sell your home any time soon, painting certain rooms shades of blue, beige and gray will bring a higher price and sell your house faster.

One thing that surprised me was the recommendation to paint a kitchen gray for the highest return on investment. I would never think to paint a kitchen gray until I read this post.

After I read the Bower Power post, I went to Zillow and found homes in our neighborhood and looked at the pictures of their rooms. 

I immediately compared the color of the rooms on the Zillow site with the recommended colors from the blog post, and I could see right away how much better the rooms would look if they were painted in the recommended colors.

You can find out the particulars here Three Paint Colors That Sold Our Home. Even if you're not planning to sell your home, I promise the rooms will help if you have Paint Trauma Disorder like I have. 

If you start thinking her rooms were probably great to start, go see her "before" pictures in this post. I think these two posts will make you start thinking differently about paint colors and maybe make it a little easier to make decisions about which color goes in which room.

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. Her place is really clean, so that probably helped too! I am surprised about the blue, but my sister's place has lots of blue and the appraiser told her people like that shade when they buy. xoxo Su

  2. So true - working in Real Estate with Keller Williams Realty you are so right! Neutral is the best and gray has become very popular. Loved visiting here today and have become your newest follower!

  3. ho knew that for once I was on trend, I am in the process of painting our kitchen.

  4. Yes- It is amazing how a color will help sell a home. Years ago when we were in the real estate business one of the questions on my 'buyer's form' was about their favorite colors. If we had a suitable home to show in those colors it would almost always be the home they purchased. People don't realize the impact color has on people. Grey is really popular right now...and off-white is always a blank slate and appeals to most people, too. xo Diana

  5. Interesting concept. I suppose the white/beige makes sense. It does go with everything and if you have a lot of art for the walls, a non-conflicting background. My house doesn't have much natural light so light walls are a must. I'm not sure I could fly with gray, no matter how trendy, yet I see it in our Baby Grand's nursery and it looks lovely.

  6. It is interesting how colour can influence us isn't it. I have seen a lot of grey kitchens on home makeover programmes so perhaps that is where the love of grey kitchens comes from! Hope you can get your colours figured out so that you are happy with them.

  7. Painting sure helps sell. I really never cared what anyone painted inside....but I truly feel grown people need to take a state or federal color quiz before they paint the outside. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  8. Great post. I am loving white and gray walls right now and have no desire to go back to beige or cream.

  9. Interesting, grey is a very popular colour at the moment. I have to say I really didn't like that wall all made out of old pallets! That was too dark and rustic for me. But I liked some of the other things they'd done.

  10. This info on house sales is very interesting.
    I have a niece who wants to sell her house but I hate that yellow color it has. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a lovely week ahead.

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  12. I'm a color girl myself. I find white too boring for me personally. And have you ever noticed on Tv like the Hallmark movies, the majority of the homes in those movies do NOT have white walls but are painted beautiful warm colors....
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!