Top 5 Paint Colors That Add Value to Your Home (Pigment Has Power!)

Homeowners are often advised to add a fresh lick of paint while selling their property; it makes the home look fresh and neat, creating the impression that it was ‘cared for’. As you do so, don’t underestimate the power of color! At Noelle Interiors, we’ve observed a pattern in faster sales (sometimes also fetching higher rates) associated with particular colors.

Below, we share the top 5 colors that add value to your home — and will make your home stand out in the real estate market. Spoiler: White isn’t on the list.

1) Earthy Tones

Earthy tones can create an inviting atmosphere in the home — with some colors being suitable for particular rooms. A muddied green for the kitchen and a rich, orange-reddish hue (looking at you, Sherwin-Williams’ 2023 color of the year: Redend Point) for the bathroom is a combination any potential buyer can fall in love with.

2) Hues of Blue

Whether light or dark, blue has emerged as a homeowner’s favorite in interior design. You can use light powder blue in the washroom and moodier shades (for a cozier feeling) in the bedroom. If you’re looking for a sumptuous shade, Benjamin Moore’s color of the year 2024, Blue Nova, is a great mix of violet and blue.

3) Warm Gray

If you prefer staying understated… warm tones of gray will make your space feel welcoming while having a subtle presence. Gray provides a blank slate where potential buyers can envision themselves decorating to their liking. Additionally, it’s more cozy than stark whites — and can do well with a number of interior design styles.

4) Black

Dark, moody hues can actually make your home sell for more — if used in the right balance, that is. According to Noelle Isbell of Noelle Interiors, “Black will always look good when used in the proper proportion.” We recommend using it for your front door to instantly make your home land higher rates. Other fun ways to use black in your interior would be an accent wall (or, if you dare, a black ceiling!).

5) Taupe

Prospective buyers are attracted to pale taupe (and oatmeals), particularly in the living room. This gives them the design freedom to coherently add colorful — or neutral — accessories while making sure their space feels inviting.

Final Words

A fresh coat of paint is a quick (plus affordable) home upgrade that the whole family will love — and if you vigilantly pick out the colors, you can even add to the resale value of your home.

Looking for a Manhattan Beach Interior Designer? Our team at Noelle Interiors would love to help you navigate through your design process.