Home Staging and paint: Painting a room is the least expensive fix…Big bang for your buck…Huge change for cheap…okay already, we get it. It’s not news to us that painting a room refreshes everything. Unfortunately, there are some potential obstacles to this easy home improvement job that can block even the best of us:(1) making a color choice; and/or (2) procrastination (understandable!). I have suffered from both indecision and sheer laziness to the point of absurdity in this realm of painting-“I want a neutral that complements my salmon, brown and taupe tile, but does not match exactly; and I want it to look modern, yet be true to the original mid century fixtures; and I do not want white or a shade of eggshell, but browns/taupes would be a bit much….” You can see the dilemma of expecting too much magic from a fresh coat of paint. Finally this past winter, I re-painted my bathroom the same shade of egg shell it has always been. Not what I had in mind, but 7 years of waiting for the color inspiration of a lifetime was just plain silly. I figure a fresh coat of the old color is an improvement, because who knows how many more years it will take me to be sure of the right color. Here is my advice, Just Do It (isn’t that a catchy slogan).
Here are some color trends for the season/year…I am not endorsing them necessarily, especially not for staging a home for sale where wall color should be neutral and less personal, but here they are for you paint warriors-
shades of plum and mauve
goldish-yellow and oatmeal-neutral
shades of blue
Once the paint color has been chosen, please, don’t scrimp on quality when buying paint…the more expensive paint covers better.