The Best Paint COLOURS for Home Staging or Selling
Partner post to: The Top 8 Light Paint Colours for Home Staging
To be perfectly honest with you, I’m not a designer who believes that all homes sell better when painted light, neutral colours. In fact, many homes sell faster and for more money because they resonate on an emotional level with buyers and look good with the house.
THIS BLOG POST IS BEING MAJORLY UPDATED with more colours – THERE’S STILL GOOD STUFF IN IT THOUGH!
So this blog post is about COLOURS! Colours that my clients (and home buyers) seem to fall in love with at first sight and colours that might help YOU add some emotional and ACTUAL value to your home.
Please click on the name in the title or underlined name to view these colours on the Benjamin Moore website.
Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter HC 172
Revere Pewter is a lovely warm soft gray. Sounds contradictory, right? While many grays pick up a blue or purple undertone, Revere Pewter is more likely to pick up a faint muddy green tone that makes it feel warmer than the average gray.
Read more: All About Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter
And it’s true, Revere Pewter is more of a neutral than anything, but with its interesting undertones, its ANYTHING but plain!
Revere Pewter is great for…
Homes with espresso/dark wood flooring or cabinets
- Any or all of the 5 Key Rooms
Southern facing bedrooms (to balance out the warm exposure a bit)
Small or large rooms
When lightened by 25-50%, it is great for dark rooms or hallways
Steel Wool is AWESOME. It’s a medium toned charcoal gray with a decent blue undertone. Blue loves to lean either green or purple and this one leans slightly purple.
Steel Wool is great for…
- A bedroom that is reasonably well-lit
- A family room
- Feature wall
Sherwin Williams Sea Salt SW 6204
This is definitely one of the top colours of the year! Sea Salt is a beautiful light green with a decent gray backdrop, but be warned – it also loves to flex blue!
Sea Salt is great for…
- A master or guest bedroom
- Beachy vibe
Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray HC 168
Looking to make an impact? Then check out Chelsea Gray. This medium-toned gray colour makes for a striking feature or accent wall or can completely envelop a room in its loveliness! Is it brave? Oh yes, but if you have the right style of home (generally quite modern or with off-white walls) you can make a great statement with it.
Chelsea Gray is great for…
- Feature or accent walls
- Media rooms
Sherwin Williams Silver Strand SW 7057
Silver Strand is a light, but not a washed-out blend of blue, green and gray. And its a bit of a chameleon as it seems to change how it looks based on WHO’S LOOKING AT IT!
In this room, some people saw it as a blue/green, others saw it as a green/gray – what do YOU think?
Silver Strand is great for…
- Bed and bath combo
- A restful, relaxing look
- A bit of colour without going TOO far
Still not sure what to do?
I can help with my Online Consulting and Paint Colour services!
Kylie M Interiors Interior Decorating and Design Blog, Home Staging and Online Color and Design Consultations. E-Design and Virtual Design. Based in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island