Painter painting a houseIf you want your home to sell for a higher price, start by giving your bathroom a colour makeover. Believe it, adding a fresh coat of paint will do wonders for your home. Based on a study conducted by Zillow, houses that have blue bathrooms sold for a whopping USD 5,440 (NZD 7,421), which is more than what they anticipated.

Before you dial up your trusty house painters in Wellington, Gavin Chan Decorators Limited and other experts recommend checking out more details regarding the study:

The Colourful Findings

The 2017 Paint Colour Analysis of Zillow tackled over 32,000 pictures from sold homes countrywide. They wanted to determine how particular paint colours have an effect on their average sale price in comparison to the same homes with only white walls.

Several tints of blue were one of the top choices for many areas of the house besides the bathroom. These areas include the front door, kitchen, bedroom and dining room. Meanwhile, oatmeal, pale grey and other natural tones were also on the top-performing residential listings.

Walls that have natural-looking and fresh hues, especially in shades of pale grey and blue make a house seem bigger. Not only that, those shades are neutral enough to assist potential buyers to imagine themselves residing in the space, reveals Zillow chief economist Svenja Gudell.

The Best and Worst Colours

  • Kitchen – Light blue to soft grey are the best colours for this space, while straw yellow to marigold hues are the worst.
  • Bathroom – Light powder blue to periwinkle is a hit, but off-white or eggshell white bathrooms are a miss.
  • Bedroom – Light cerulean to cadet blue bedrooms stand out, while light pink to antique rose faltered.
  • Home exterior – Greige, which is a combination of beige and grey, sold the highest. On the other hand, stucco, taupe or medium brown homes sold the lowest.
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As much as colours add value to your home, you should still be cautious about your colour choices. Keep in mind that more style specific, darker and simple fixes could discourage buyers.