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Trim: White is the most common.
Trim and walls the same color.
How best to treat angled walls and sloped ceilings:
It's a good idea to put a fresh coat of paint on the walls to sell your house. The average price to paint interior walls is $500 to $750, but that increases a home price by an average of $1,500 to $2,000.
See: Painting Tip: Dealing With Angled Walls and Sloped Ceilings | Linda Holt Interiors
Tips at Interior Paint Colors That Help Sell Your Home | realestate.aol.com
In the kitchen it's good to stay in the orange, red and yellow families. These work well because they're food related, but it's important to still make them soft, appealing and neutral.
When selecting colors from paint chips, pick your favorite, then choose one lighter and one darker as well. Colors look brighter on the walls than they do on a tiny chip.
Brightness - Hue:
"A room with few, no or small windows, architectural intrusions such as multiple arches, alcoves or low, beamed ceilings, and exterior light barriers, such as overhanging trees or wide porch eaves, receives little natural light. When a room is shadowed, light colors look dull and dingy. Skip the pastel or the white-on-white walls; instead, select rich jewel tones or mineral-dense colors."
A high-ceilinged room with a deep color on the ceiling directs the eye to the walls and furnishings, compressing the room closer to human scale and contributing to a sense of intimacy. A long hallway with lighter walls and a deep tone on the end wall feels more spacious
Scheen: or Finish
General Rules - Any room:
Ceiling - Flat
Walls - Eggshell or Satin
Trim, moldings, doors - Semi-Gloss
Manufactures have different designations: Benjamin Moore: Flat/Matte, Eggshell, Satin, Semi-gloss Behr: Flat, Matte, Enamels: Eggshell, Satin, Semi-Gloss, Hi-GLoss Valspar: Flat, Satin and Eggshell, Semi-gloss, Gloss Sherwin Williams: Flat/Matt, Satin, Semi-GLoss, GlossSpecific guidelines by room:
Flat (Matte) - Concealing A low-sheen paint with a easy-clean, non-reflective appearance that's ideal for low traffic areas and ceilings.
Flat Enamel has a low luster appearance and is great for low to moderate traffic areas, such as bedrooms.
Eggshell - Easy Maintenance Has a soft, velvety appearance and is a good choice for moderate traffic areas such as living rooms.
Satin Enamel - Easy Maintenance The most popular paint sheen. If you desire a pearl-like appearance, and are painting moderate to high traffic areas or areas that have some exposure to moisture, such as kitchens.
Semi-Gloss Enamel - Durability if you desire a sleek, radiant sheen that is great from cabinets and trim, high-traffic areas and high-moisture areas.
Hi-Gloss Enamel creates a brilliant, shiny appearance with a glass-like finish. This is great for high-use surfaces.
High gloss walls on a main living area will create reflected light all over the place, one is guaranteed a headache. It won't be a pleasant place to spend any time in.
Tints and Shades:
In 2016 Zillow Digs did an analysis of 50,000 photos of recently sold homes.
See Homes with White Kitchens Sell for $1,400 Less than Homes with Yellow Kitchens - Jun 23, 2016
How to Choose Paint for Your House | Zillow Digs
And it’s not just the exterior curb appeal that counts. Some interior home colors can impact your sales price dramatically at close, according to Zillow.com The Seattle-based real estate site recently analyzed the color schemes in close to 50,000 homes sold over a 10-year period starting in 2006. After accounting for location, price, size and age of the home, Zillow determined that homes with yellow kitchens, often in hues of creamy or wheat yellow, yielded the highest sale premium ($1,360 above expected values for example in Portland, Ore.). Wall colors painted in other earthy tones like sage green or dove gray were also present in top-performing listings, Zillow said.
While dark colors never fare well on the interior come sale time, Zillow noted specifically that colors like slate gray or terra cotta sold for sometimes close to $1,100 less than expected. In addition, not having a color in the kitchen also had a negative impact on a home’s sale price. Homes with white or eggshell-colored kitchens also sold below expectations, the real estate research firm said.
"Warm neutrals like yellow or light gray are stylish and clean, signaling that the home is well cared for, or that previous owners had an eye for design that may translate to other areas within the house,” said Svenja Gudell, Zillow’s chief economist.
For example, homes in the Dallas area that had living rooms painted in dove gray sold for $1,100 more than their counterparts in other colors, Zillow said. And a bedroom in Houston, painted in pale green or khaki sold for $1,300 more than other schemes. By comparison, a deep brown colored bedroom in Houston knocked out that advantage and cost sellers $240 at close, a swing of more than $1,500 to the downside, Zillow said.
Keep in mind, too, the color schemes in your neighborhood both inside and out.
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Homes with creamy yellow or wheat-colored kitchens, light green or khaki bedrooms, dove or light gray living rooms, and mauve or lavender dining rooms sold for $1,100 to $1,300 more than properties decorated with less popular colors.
How to Choose Paint for Your House | Zillow Digs
Recommended by Warrenville Hardware1. LRV = Light Reflective Value - Percent of light reflected from a surface (1-100)
2. RGB - Red Green Blue - Amount of each color. Values from 0-255.
e.g. (255,0,0) = red; (255,255,255)= white; (255,255,0) Red + Green is Yellow; (127,127,127) is gray, (63,63,63) is light gray.
You will sometimes see it expressed as Hex or HTML codes with values from 00 to FF. FFFFFF is white. See Color Space in Technology/light
Recommended by my realtor sister-in-law, who says houses with rooms painted with this color always sold right away.
Click color for equivalents. e.g. Benjamin Moore Storm [#a0a19f] is close to Behr Equinox [#9fa29d] Benjamin Moore Benjamin Moore Sherwin Williams Sherwin Williams Valspar Shale Storm Accessible Beige Backdrop Montpelier Ashlar Gray 196,190,178 51% 160,161,159 40% 209,201,184 58% 134,124,112 191,177,160 Behr Sherwin Williams Benjamin Moore Light French gray Caviar Alexandria Beige 196,202,201 57% 48, 46, 47 164,147,125Interior Designers Share Their Favorite Wall Colors | Better Homes
Benjamin Moore Valsapar Sherwin Williams Valspar Farrow &Ball Classic Gray Blue Arrow Sea Salt Savory Beige Gervase Yellow 228,225,216 66% 167, 176, 173 205,211,202 60% 226,219,203 70% 236,215,124
Gray is in:
Choosing Paint: How To Pick the Right Gray | Houzz.com Gray has certainly undergone a radical transformation in the past few years — in terms of how we view it, that is. No longer is gray only associated with dreary days, serious attire and a gloomy outlook. This quiet neutral has shaken off its bad rap. Gray has not only replaced beige as being the "It" neutral, but grays are now synonymous with style, sophistication and glamour.
Most Buyer-Friendly Colors to Paint Your House | Homes.com
When used properly, gray imparts a cool, sleek, and modern vibe to a room. But, if you’re going to use gray, try to decorate the room with supporting accents. For instance, modern furnishings and lighting may work better than more traditional versions.
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Slate Gray was not as popular according to the zillo study.
Tips at How to Stage Your Home with Paint Colors | Benjamin Moore One home staging idea that can help expand your space visually: paint the moldings the same color as the wall, which gives an illusion of higher walls.
Web pages with IdeasKelly-Moore Paint Ideas: Living Room , Dining Room, Kitchen, Bathroom , Bedroom
Behr: Interior Paint Colors | Interior Paint Color Schemes | Inspirations | Behr
Secrets From A Color Expert: Paint-Picking Help - Forbes
Tom points out you probably want select a hue that goes with your exterior paint.
ExteriorThe size of your home can influence whether light or dark colors are more appropriate. As a general rule, light colors will make your home appear larger and will be more affected by changing light conditions, while dark colors can make your home appear smaller and help it blend with its surroundings.
Source: Exterior Colors: How-to Choose Paint Colors for Your Home | Behr
Intro - CertainTeed Color Coach says,
An exterior color scheme is typically made up of three elements.
The color wheel is used to determine which colors go together.
See above for deck colors that go with a particular house color.
Railings can be the same or contrasting color. A lot depends on the view beyond the deck.
Light colored posts blends in with water view, while dark color of railing posts blend in with a wooded area.
Decide how prominent you want your railing to be within that scenery. Do you want it to be a focal point or an inconspicuous piece of the puzzle?
Contrasting colors can be used to accent or draw attention to the railing. Making the railing a focal point. Similar colors can make the railing posts appear to blend in with the home.
At How to Choose a Deck Railing Color - MMC Railing they say,
Remember that lighting conditions will greatly affect the appearance of your railing's color. As you're examining swatches, try placing the swatch where the railing will be so that you can see how it changes throughout the day.
See Idea links above
Does Paint Color Really Matter When Selling Your Home? - The Decorologist
The 8 Best Neutral Paint Colors That'll Work In Any Home, No Matter The Style | HuffingtonPost.com
Interior Designers Share Their Favorite Wall Colors | Better Homes
Top Designers Share Their Favorite Gray Paint Colors | MyDomaine
Inviting Living Room Paint Color Ideas | Kelly-Moore Paints
Best Selling Grays | Benjamin Moore
Window Treatments (blind color etc.)
Encycolorpedia - Search Hex Color Schemes, Charts, Palettes & Conversions
About Color in light in technology
Best Wall Colors for Stained Trim | Restyling Home by Kelly
Consumer Reports How to Paint Practically Anything
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