Best White Paint Colors for Resale

What paint colors up with reselling a property?

When you sell a property, you want to make a lasting first impression. A fresh coat of paint goes a long way. However, choosing a paint color or a combination of paint colors can be overwhelming. I have narrowed down a variety of white paint colors that will really impress those potential buyers. Keep in mind white paint colors can be tricky. White paint colors have warm or cool undertones. It can really depend on how much natural light a space offers whether a white will work. I have broken down the color options into warm whites, neutral whites and cool white paint colors.

Warm white paint colors have a cozy feel. If a home is lacking natural sunlight, a white paint color like White Dove or Simply White from Benjamin Moore may be a good choice. Snowbound from Sherwin Williams is also a favorite warm white. White Dove is described as light and luminous. Simply White is clean and crisp, a go-to for trim, ceilings and walls. Snowbound is crisp and clean but is still softer than other whites.

Neutral white paint colors are an easy balance between warm and cool colors. White Heron – Benjamin Moore is very versatile and once it is applied to the wall, you really can’t recognize any undertones. Alabaster -Sherwin Williams is described as “a true neutral”. Alabaster is a good mix of gray and beige. Pale Oak-Benjamin Moore is described as “graceful and elegant conveying a sense of style and quiet restraint.” I love that. It falls within the greige category.

Cool white paint colors can really brighten up a room. Cool colors are known to make you feel calm and relaxed. Pure White – Sherwin Williams and Chantilly Lace – Benjamin are both calm and bright whites. These are great options for molding and trim. For a south-facing room, cool whites are recommended to balance out the warm sunshine coming through. For a light greige option, consider Oyster White- Sherwin Williams. It is soft and a great pick for exterior.

White paint colors can be hard. Hopefully, this helps narrow down your sectionals. Just a few things to keep in mind… for an investment property under 2000 square feet, I recommend sticking to one paint color throughout the home. Staying with one color will be less expensive. Apply eggshell or satin finish on the walls and semi-gloss to trim, molding and interior doors in the same color. The paints finish will allow for enough contrast. You may can add a fun accent wall but keeping colors calm and cohesive is the end goal.

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