What Are the Best Paint Colors to Sell a Home?

by | Jul 11, 2018 | Home Improvement, Selling

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Homeowners looking to sell their home are always on the lookout for shortcuts that can net them higher offers and sell their home fast. From staging tricks and pleasant aromas to favorable paint colors and more, there is an endless amount of information out there to help a buyer sell. A fresh coat of paint is a small investment and can generate more interest in your home. So what are the best paint colors to sell a home?

One tried and true method to make a house on the market shine is to add a fresh coat of paint to the interior. It is a small investment in terms of time and money and can generate more interest in your home. A bright green wall might look great for the current homeowner but could easily turn away a prospective buyer who is looking for a calm and soothing color. Going neutral is the safest bet because it can attract people from all ends of the spectrum.

A neutral color makes a home look big and clean and can appeal to those with wild preferences. Even a loud orange sofa can go well with a soft, cream-colored wall.


What will catch the attention of prospective buyers at an open house? Googling “paint colors to sell your home” will yield a mind-blowing 46,800,000 search results. Instead of trying to skim through all of those, here are a few of our favorite paint colors that help make your home look amazing.


This light gray color has warm undertones that can make any room look fresh and clean. It is our top choice because it isn’t too light and it isn’t too dark. It is just right. And that is how it will leave open house attendees thinking; the house is just right. Revere Pewter will match with any color, leaving people with any taste seeing loads of potential.



This mid-toned beige will make prospective buyers feel like they are completely relaxed. The color is soft and warm, giving a clean appearance and open feeling, ready for the addition any style of furniture. It is a cup of coffee with just a tad too much milk that matches a wide variety of different colors. Shaker Beige has been a popular choice for decades, a great sign that the tone’s appeal can stand the test of time.

Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige


Backdrop is a neutral gray that is a warmer, darker transitional color. It is darker than the Revere Pewter but not too dark, a fine choice for those who don’t want rooms to be too bright. Backdrop looks wonderful when staging an open house with light colored furniture. The classy contrast between a Backdrop wall and a soft cream sofa set will leave an open house attendee eager to pack their bags and move in.


This soft green is a great neutral yet slight tint of color that adds some light into your home. Guilford Green is part of their Historic Color collection.  The collection is designed to deliver timeless color that can be used in contemporary as well as traditional spaces. Buyers have simply loves the refined elegance that it can bring to a home.
Benjamin Moore Guilford Green


This soft, airy blue blends the blue of the sky with a touch of mother of pearl. We love it in bedrooms or bathrooms. It creates a calm and relaxed hue that is ideal for these spaces. Add some soft lighting and you have perfection in our opinion.
Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue


Dinner Party is an excellent color for a formal dining room used to host elegant dinner parties and other festive events and occasions. It is a sophisticated, deep red with black undertones that makes a statement. We love to see this color used as an accent wall for a pop of bold color. It creates both depth and drama.

Benjamin Moore Dinner Party

Even the most popular paint tones won’t appeal to every single buyer; that is just the reality of different personalities and preferences. But a fresh coat of paint with any of these colors will upgrade a living space and leave it looking as desirable as ever for prospective buyers. Don’t skimp when it comes to getting a house ready to be sold. A quick paint job can make a world of difference.
If you’re ready to talk about selling your home, let us know.

Christopher has been been in the Real Estate industry for 8 years and has had the opportunity to close over 1,000 deals while acting as the Managing Broker for thousands more. Christopher is passionate about continuing to find ways to simplify, maximize, and serve Trelora’s clients exceptionally well and spends his time building teams to deliver high levels of service. When not doing real estate Christopher can be seen training for marathons and ultra relays with his 2 year old daughter, eating pizza, and drinking a steady stream of Diet Coke.

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