Using Color to Improve Your Home Sale

by Kate Kennedy 08/25/2019

Are you considering starting or finishing some home improvement projects at the moment? That is wonderful; it is always a good idea to make some upgrades to increase your home's value. However, be sure you are on the right track in regards to your improvements so you can get the most out of your investment.

It is not a secret that some home updates do not increase your home's resale value as much as others, and some hold more emotional appeal than the actual value and may even reduce the value of your home in the eyes of potential buyers. 

This article will look at some of these update strategies and how to boldly choose the colors that tickle your fancy. Also, you will learn how an interior designer and businessman can assist you in harmonizing everything, by using a suitable color in the best possible way to sell more homes and make more profits.

Choose Your Personality Wisely

Before choosing the color, determine what feel you want the property to have. In those resting rooms where serenity is of utmost importance, bringing down the shade of color creates a calming effect, while bold colors create energetic excitement and playfulness. When using brighter, vibrant colors, try to minimize the competition by keeping other colors to a minimum, and adding neutrals. 

Consider Dynamism in Color Choice

When designing a colorful home, you can be a bit more playful with color choices on items that are easily replaceable. A potential home buyer understands they can change the colors of a pillowcase or another accessory. However, if you have painted the interior of your home with an unpopular color, well that's a whole other issue. Bottom line: do not be afraid to play around with the cheap and more easily replaced items in your home but stick to popular neutrals and accents on more expensive items such as paint and flooring.

Trust Your Color Designing Instinct

Stepping away from the usual rule can make all the difference. Contrasting colors can be mixed to create a dynamic design. For instance, a lively, lemon green paired with a vivid, deep blue successfully adds exciting contrast to your space. 

Final Word

Many people prefer going for the path of least resistance when it comes to color. However, that may not the best way to win over modern buyers. Clever use of color can be a fun and effective way to create a mood and show desirable vibes in a home's interior. Color can enhance home sales by creating an individual feel for an entire room with just one accent wall.

About the Author
Author

Kate Kennedy

 

Kate Kennedy is welcomed by the Heyler Realty team as a sales professional specializing in the Westside of Los Angeles. Kate has developed the professional acumen specifically designed to advocate on the behalf of her real estate clientele. Living in Santa Monica, Kate appreciates first hand how special it is to live by the sea, and is committed to helping her clients find their own perfect place in the sun.

Having been raised the daughter of a lobsterman, Kate learned early on what “hard work” truly means.  Coupling her inherited strong work ethic with her entrepreneurial spirit, Kate decided to break out on her own and leave the snowy Maine coast bound for the sunny shores of California. 

To say there was a bit of culture shock was an understatement, but Kate is the type of a person that likes to make big bold moves, and embracing this challenge was no different.  It didn’t take long before Kate had settled herself in Santa Monica, finding the small town feel familiar and comforting- even if the ocean was on the “wrong” side.

 Once she established her new home, Kate quickly went to work building her business, “Kate K My Way.” For well over a decade, Kate has been running her exclusive personal assistant business which was built entirely from client referrals. Kate’s desire to help people and make a difference on a personal level is what made her stand out among the masses.  Her no-nonsense East Coast practicality is what helped her to get the job done, and done correctly. Kate employs these same principles to her work as a Realtor.

Living in Santa Monica and proudly serving her community as a Board Member of the Ocean Park Association, Kate appreciates first hand how special it is to live by the sea, and  is committed to helping her clients find their own perfect place in the sun. Her commitment to her clients is unwavering.   Kate’s communication skills, attention to detail and ability to focus on the big picture help to ensure easy transactions and positive results for her clients.  Above all Kate prides herself on her honesty, integrity and ability to bring good humor to all of her business dealings.

Outside the Office

Kate and her husband, Steve, live in the Ocean Park neighborhood of Santa Monica, and enjoy taking full advantage of all that west coast seaside living has to offer. As cheesy as it may sound, Kate really DOES love long walks on the beach, but you will have to get up very early in the morning to catch her down by Tower 26. Kate’s other interests include cooking for friends, attending local theatre, gardening, and reading science fiction and Stephen King novels.

Professional Accomplishments

Five Star Professional Rising Star Award 2019