Interior paint colors can play a large role in selling your home. Almost 94% of all agents recommend a fresh coat of paint for their clients’ homes. So why is painting your house in order to sell so important? How about a major return on investment!

The estimated average price to paint interior walls is $500 to $750, but that increases a home’s asking price by an average $1500 to $2000.

It’s necessary to remove all the personal touches you’ve made within your home in an effort to make the place as impersonal as possible when staging your home for sale. A neutral-colored palette, without all the clutter, helps potential buyers envision how their personal taste can be implemented into the house.

A bright red accent wall, or your teenager’s black-walled bedroom, needs to be painted over in order to sell. Beiges, warm beiges and light yellows are good choices for wall color and making a space look more impersonal. Wallpaper is a deal breaker, paint is your best choice. Neutralize the color palette throughout the home and neutral doesn’t mean “white”.

A seller should always make sure that their paint has a fresh appeal, no dings, no marks. If there are any, it should be repainted or touched up to give the feeling of a well maintained home.

Going room by room and making the correct decision on colors is vital. The bathroom paint must be light, because the room tends to be smaller, and a darker color would just make it more so. In the bedroom it’s also especially important to stay away from bright colors, since this room is viewed as a sanctuary, so choose something very neutral that will work with the flooring and also flow into the master bathroom. Bed and bath colors do not have to be the same but definitely must flow.

The biggest mistake people make is painting their house entirely white inside thinking it’s a neutral color. But alas, it’s a bright color!