Top Paint Colors to Increase the Value of Your Home

There are many things you can do to increase the value of your home before you decide to sell. One of the best things to do is paint your home – both the inside and outside. However, just slapping on any color of paint won’t do. There are specific colors that can actually help sell your home for more.

The color of your home’s exterior and interior walls can be a huge influence on the buyer. If you’ve ever watched the show Extreme Home Makeover, you’ll notice one of the main changes they make to the home is painting it. Just changing up the color of your house or the walls can make the room or house look bigger, more relaxing, and overall more appealing.

In this blog, we will let you in on the best colors to paint your walls, door, and exterior in order to increase the value of your home.

Colors to Increase the Value of Your Home

There is a bit of a trend when it comes to the best colors to paint your home if you’re looking to enhance its worth. This year the best colors to choose from for every room are pretty similar but also proven to up the price of your home.


First impressions are everything, so the exterior color of your home needs to be perfect if you want to sell the buyer with just one glance. It’s said that the color “greige” (a blend between light gray and beige) is a great color to paint the exterior if you’re looking to sell. Homes that are painted this color tend to sell for more than both brown and tan homes, which are also popular choices.

Front Door

The front door is another one of the main selling points that the buyer will see right away. Consider some shade of navy blue, dark gray, or charcoal. These colors also go well with a “greige” exterior and will help pull the entire look together.


Often times people think the kitchen should be yellow or red because those colors are known for marketing food brands, such as McDonald’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, etc.

However, the better choices are anywhere from light blue to a gray-blue color. 

Homes that use these colors sell for more because they’re calming, not too loud, and can even be considered appetizing.

Living Room

Generally speaking, people enjoy more neutral colors, especially when it comes to their living area. The top colors people find most enjoyable are colors like a light beige, pale taupe, or even oatmeal. These colors go well with any decor and allow the room to feel a little bigger since they aren’t overpowering or too vibrant.

Dining Room

Even though the dining room may only be used on special occasions, you want to make sure it’s up to par and makes the buyer feel at home. Good options to paint your dining room area are colors that range between a pale gray-blue and a slate blue. Another color that can be used is navy blue since it looks good with rustic and wood decor.


If you’re looking to enhance one of the main selling points of your home then you should definitely consider painting the color of your bathroom. Popular colors to pick right now are purplish blues, such as shades of powder blue and periwinkle. These colors also look good with white or silver appliances, which are usually found in the restroom.  


People enjoy feeling calm, especially in the place that they plan to sleep and wind down. That’s why the color of your bedroom is so important. If you want to make your buyers feel at ease, more interested in the home, and willing to pay more, then consider choosing a cooler color, somewhere between light cerulean and cadet blue.

Sell Your Home Today

After you increase the value of your home, it’s time to put it on the market.

This blog was a guest blog written by West + Main Homes. West + Main Homes serves Denver neighborhoods as a boutique real estate brokerage. Our company will help you sell your home in no time for the best value. Plus we handle everything from determining the highest selling price for your home, helping you stage the home, advertising your listing, getting you the best deal, and more.

Give us a call today at 720-299-6635 to meet with one of our trusted and experienced real estate agents.

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