When selling your home, especially in this market, you want to make sure you get top dollar. Thanks to a recent study published by Zillow, we now know that simply painting rooms in your home with a certain color could increase your home's value by thousands of dollars!
Zillow’s 2017 Paint Color Analysis inspected 32,000 photos from sold homes to understand what makes a home more valuable. From these photos, the site noted a correlation between house sales and the color blue.
Homes with blue kitchens (typically a soft gray-blue) sold for $1,809 more than a white kitchen.
Homes with "light pale blue to soft periwinkle blue" bathrooms collected $5,440 more than then competing bathrooms.
Homes "cadet blue bedroom wall colors" can earn up to a $1,856 premium.
A slate blue to pale gray-blue dining room brings in $1,926 more.
Even a little bit of blue, such as your front door in a dark navy blue, can get you $1,514 more.
"Selecting the right paint color is one of many factors that may affect why a home sells faster or for more money. Walls painted in cool neutrals like blue or gray have broad appeal, and may be signals that the home is well cared for or has other desirable features." said Alexa Fiander, a writer for Zillow.