Top Paint Colors to Increase Your Home’s Value

By Arana Craftsman Painters

Curb appeal is everything when it comes to elevating your home’s market appeal and value, the power of paint (and choosing the right color) cannot be overstated. Selecting the right palette can transform your space from "just another property" to the property on the block. But in this sea of endless color choices, which colors should you bet on? Fear not, as we guide you through the top paint colors to boost your home's allure and value.

Neutral Yet Sophisticated: Why Grays and Beiges Reign Supreme

First on our list is the ever-versatile gray. Far from being dull, the right shade of gray offers a backdrop that is both sophisticated and neutral. It's like the Switzerland of colors—peaceful, neutral, and widely appealing and it goes with everything! Whether you opt for a cool slate or a warm dove gray, this color supports a variety of decor styles, making your home a canvas for potential buyers’ imaginations. Some amazing Benjamin Moore grays are Kendall Charcoal HC-166, Wrought Iron 2124-10 for darker and richer grays, on the lighter side, there is Storm and Chelsea Gray HC-168

Not to be outdone, “beige” has made a comeback. Just be careful you are not bringing back the 70s version of it. Once deemed too blah, today's beiges are anything but. With undertones of pink, green, or gold, beige can add warmth and depth to rooms, suggesting a canvas of endless possibilities to prospective buyers. It's like giving them a warm hug, saying, "Welcome home." Benjamin Moore’s Shaker Beige HC-45 is a     CLASSIC that Interior Designers use as a go-to, Grant Beigh HC-83, Manchester Tan HC-81or Sherwin William Accessible Beige SW 7036 or Valspar Savory Beige 3002-10C.

Blue Hues: Tranquility Meets Value

Moving into a more dramatic and colorful territory, let’s talk blue. From the soft whisper of powder blue to the deep reverence of navy, blue hues bring tranquility and serenity to spaces. Kitchens in soft blue tones feel fresh and clean, while a navy living room exudes sophistication and depth. It’s like your home is taking a deep, calming breath, inviting everyone to relax. Some great blue colors are Blue Note - 2129-30, Majestic Blue - 2051-40 or Hail Navy HC 154, Van Duesen Blue HC-156 or Blue Hydrangea 2062-60.

Going Green: Bringing the Outside In

Green is not just for the garden. Interior spaces splashed with sage or olive green blur the lines between the indoors and the great outdoors, creating a refreshing and inviting vibe. It’s like your living room decided to put on its best leafy dress to impress. Green works wonders in spaces that crave a touch of nature, making them feel more open, airy, and connected to the world outside. Some great greens - Guilford Green, HC-116, Saybrook Sage HC-114 , Gray Wisp is a green gray that really walks the line!! 

The Bold Statement: Black Accents

For those daring to make a bold statement, black accents can add a layer of sophistication and modernity to your home. A black front door, for example, can increase your home's curb appeal, suggesting elegance and timelessness. It’s like your home’s way of wearing a classic little black dress, making it stand out in the neighborhood. Guilford Green, HC-116, Saybrook Sage HC-114 , Gray Wisp is a green gray that really walks the line!! 

Warm Whites: A Canvas for Life

Warm whites are actually a brave color choice and they are the unsung heroes of the paint world. They provide a backdrop that is both inviting and flexible, allowing architectural details and furnishings to shine. They look great on tongue and groove siding. They are like the supportive friend who makes everyone else look good, creating a welcoming atmosphere that makes a house feel like a home. White Dove, OC 17, Swiss Coffee OC-45 or Navajo White 947 are great choices for a warm white.

The Power of Pastels: Soft, Subtle, and Soothing

Lastly, let’s not overlook the gentle charm of pastels. Soft lavenders, pale pinks, and muted peaches offer a whisper of color, bringing a soothing and calming presence to any room. They're like the delicate first blooms of spring, hinting at renewal and fresh starts, which can resonate deeply with homebuyers. Ask us for our professional color consultation to choose a good pastel!

Choosing the right paint color is like selecting perfect outfit for the year! It sets the tone, creates an impression, and, if chosen wisely, can lead to classic and timeless beauty for your home. By opting for classic and trendless colors for your home, you’re not just painting walls; you’re enhancing the appeal and potentially the value of your home. Painting your exterior is a 151% return on cost. It is rally not a cost, it’s an investment in preservation and resell value with the potential for a significant return, and in the competitive real estate market, standing out for the right reasons is gold. So, grab those paint swatches, and let’s turn your home into the masterpiece it’s meant to be.

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