It’s a well-known fact that colors can influence your mood and change the way you perceive a room, but how do you use this advantage to make your home more attractive and marketable? Too many neutral colors can seem bland if you’re not planning to sell immediately, and mismatched or bright colors can seem gaudy without careful selection. Take a look at these popular colors to give your home a designer touch and avoid common design mistakes:

Neutral Colors
Neutral colors are also popular with real estate agents and home shoppers; they blend in easily with virtually any palette and generally won’t offend anyone’s sensibilities. The exterior is the first thing that people see about your home, and a new coat of white or beige paint can revitalize your home’s facade if it’s starting to look shabby or worn out. However, avoid pure white inside, as it is actually a bright color—not a neutral color. If you want a bolder look without sacrificing the all-purpose utility of beige and cream colors, a brown palette can make a large living space such as the den or living room seem more comfortable.

Warm Colors
It can be tough to incorporate brighter colors into your home, but warm colors such as red, orange, and even yellow complement a neutral palette well. However, they do evoke more energy and are better limited to areas such as the kitchen or bathroom. Tone down their appearance with soft hues to avoid looking garish.

Cool Colors
Light blue colors are clean and relaxing and can be a great accent for a bedroom or bathroom, while darker shades can provide a more serious and sophisticated appearance. A gray palette can also provide a home office or living space with an understated and professional look.

Remember that attractive colors can’t hide a sloppy paint job, so consult with one of our professionals here at Reddcraft to receive a free estimate.