5 paint colours that hurt a home’s resale value
Every colour has its place, especially when you’re painting your home — inside and out. The wrong colour can make a room feel claustrophobic, overly energetic or even gloomy.
Worse, it can reduce the resale value of your home. These are five colours to avoid, according to a recent paint colour analysis from Zillow.
1. Barn red. Worst in kitchens. Red stimulates the appetite, but saturated reds can overwhelm people and drain the enjoyment out of cooking and eating. According to Zillow, brick and barn red kitchens lowered home values by an average of $3,050. Incorporate bolder hues in accents such as appliances and backsplashes. If you’re still seeing a bold red for your kitchen, consider hiring an interior designer to help you find the perfect colour and shade.
2. Blue. Worst in kitchens and living rooms. Since these rooms typically get higher traffic in a home, blues — especially light blues — can be sombre. In bathrooms, where we relax and rejuvenate, blues are more fitting and can have a positive impact on home value. According to Zillow, blue bathrooms raised home values by an average of $3,860. Deep blues in the bedroom can help improve sleep.
3. Brown. Worst in dining rooms and kitchens. Research shows that a brown dining room lowers expected home prices by an average of $2,260. Brown kitchens can lower values by as much as 3 per cent. Why? It’s constricting and overbearing in the rooms where we cook, eat and socialize. But brown works in living rooms, where comfort and warmth serve us best. Darker browns work well as anchors closer to the ground — in flooring and large furniture.
4. Yellow. Worst on the exterior. Warm yellow homes lose an average of $4,575 Canadian at resale, according to Zillow’s research. It can be too energizing and hard on the eyes on a vast surface like a home exterior — repel potential buyers. Taupe and grey perform better, lifting home value by as much as six per cent. If you love yellow and must have it, consider a shade for your kitchen, bathroom or home office.
5. Taupe. Worst in dining rooms and kitchens. But taupe can be the perfect fit for a home exterior — or a living room, where Zillow reports an average boost in home value of$3,750 when used there. But it has the opposite effect in a dining room or kitchen, lowering a home’s value by as much as 10 per cent.
Here are some pigment recommended by Xinghua Pigments Group
Pigment Red 53:1 (P.R.53:1)
Pigment Red 57:1 (P.R.57:1)
Pigment Red 48:1 (P.R.48:1)
Pigment Red 48:2 (P.R.48:2)
Pigment Red 122 (P.R.122)
Pigment Red 48:3 (P.R.48:3)
Pigment Red 48:4 (P.R.48:4)
Pigment Red 170 (P.R.170)
Pigment Yellow 14 (P.Y.14)
Pigment Yellow 1 (P.Y.1)
Pigment Yellow 12 (P.Y.12)
Pigment Yellow 83 (P.Y.83)
Pigment Yellow 13 (P.Y.13)
Pigment Yellow 180 (P.Y.180)
Pigment Yellow 17 (P.Y.17)
Pigment Yellow 191 (P.Y.191)
Pigment Yellow 13 (P.Y.13)
Pigment Yellow 151 (P.Y.151)
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