The Interior Paint Colours That May Boost Your Home's Value

Paint can transform the entire look of a room — so much, in fact, that it can actually affect your home's value. Zillow studied tens of thousands of sold homes around the US to see how the paint colours of certain rooms affected the home's sale price. Photo by mazaletel

Zillow Digs analysed the photos from nearly 50,000 homes to see how room colour corresponded to sale price. For example, they found that homes with yellow kitchens sold for $US1360 ($1847) more than expected values, while light grey living rooms sold for $US1104 ($1500) more.

Of course, it's impossible to say the home sold for more or less explicitly because of paint colour — the data simply point out the numbers. Experts do point out, however, that paint colour can indeed affect your home's selling price. Here are some additional findings from the study:

Room

Colour

Description

How much more or less the home sold for

Kitchen

Yellow

Creamy or wheat-coloured yellow

$US1360 ($1847)

Kitchen

White

Off-white or eggshell

-$US82 ($111)

Bathroom

Tan

Oatmeal or beige

$US283 ($384)

Bathroom

Brown

Dark brown

-$US469 ($637)

Bedroom

Green

Light green to khaki

$US1332 ($1809)

Bedroom

Brown

Dark brown

-$US236 ($321)

Dining Room

Purple

Mauve, eggplant or lavender

$US1122 ($1524)

Dining Room

Grey

Slate or dark grey

-$US1112 ($1511)

Living Room

Grey

Dove or light grey

$US1104 ($1500)

Living Room

Orange

Terracotta

-$US793 ($1077)

Their findings are interesting to look at, and they might be something to consider if your home is on the market. For more detail, including which metro areas these colours were most common, head to the link below.

Homes with White Kitchens Sell for $1,400 Less than Homes with Yellow Kitchens [Zillow]


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