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Kathy Streib I usually suggest 'neutral' color - if painting is really needed!
However, I do offer them that they consult with a stager before anything else.
I don't suggest any color, Kathy. I suggest that they call you!
I suggest they work with a stager so the choice is NOT mine.... not my department!! we do marketing, not staging....
Light beige or yellow is hot in our area. Though some people do light grey
Grey! Seems to be the popular color in dc
My stager has been suggesting Sherman Williams' Kilim Beige. It looks really good.
If they paint them at all, neutral. I tell buyers all the time when showing houses, paint is just about the easiest and least expensive thing they can change about a property. I have found very LOUD! colors can turn some buyers off, but not all. Not a fan of all white either, feels like a hospital not a home.
I don't suggest painting anything unless it's just filthy or some awful color that no one could possibly like.
White, Beige, off white, Egg Shell, light coffee color, light gray...anything that appears soft and neutral.
Neutral! Egg shell or LIGHT beige colors are the best in my opinion.
Usuall off white if anything
When we were selling commercial buildings, painting the outside bright white worked really wel. It became noticed again. We a dusty pink building for sale, and the moment it was white, it caught someone's eye, and they bought it. They had not noticed it before.
In a home, I would not recommend that, but I would take in the light factor, how much light is coming into the room at different times of the day. This prevents one from going too dark or too light...I like ecrus, soft grays, sea greens as neutrals. When we lived in Napa the color of the light was butterscotch, and here in SB our light has a pinkish hue like it does in Italy! Once you determined that, the colors are easy...boy that was a longwinded explanation...LOL A
Neutral. The color will truly depend upon the amount of light that gets into the home. If almost too much light, you want a slightly darker color. When dark, you may want a Navajo white that brights it up w/o being stark. So many choices, but sticking with the basic neutrals.