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Rules of Renovation Reviews: How to Pick the Best Paint Color for Your Walls

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Paint has a major influence on the gut-level feelings of buyers, but it's not a huge investment for you. It’s also not too risky, because you can always repaint a room until you really like it. If you and your team end up loving a color, someone else out there is going to love it, too. To get more design ideas for your home improvements and house flips, register for a Hilary Farr Rules of Renovation event near you.

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Rules of Renovation Reviews: How to Pick the Best Paint Color for Your Walls

  1. 1. Rules of Renovation Reviews: How to Pick the Best Paint Color for Your Walls Rules of Renovation
  2. 2. • “How do I pick out the best colors of wall paint for my house flip?” That's a question we hear a lot in our renovation workshops. It's an important question. People are going to see the walls as soon as they walk in during an open house and whenever they walk into a new room. • At Rules of Renovation, we have two major ideas for you below for choosing great-looking wall colors and for testing them. Remember, this can be a lot of fun! You don't have to take paint too seriously. If you make a mistake here and there, you can learn from it and just paint over it. Go in with an open mind and enjoy the home improvement process.
  3. 3. Choose Great Colors • Buyers don't want to paint their walls after they buy a house. They're excited to move in and start living there, not to put plastic down on the floors and start painting. So it's important to pick great colors for the interior walls. But how do you choose? • As with any skill, you need to learn the traditional rules first. For example, we often advise our home improvement students to paint walls in neutral colors that any buyer can work with. You’ll have a lot of house flips where that’s the best approach, and you should practice it. • There are a few rules-of-thumb for room color. For example, greens and blues are calming and are good for bedrooms and kitchens, whereas earth tones, reds, and oranges work better for social areas.
  4. 4. Test Wall Paint to Make Sure the Color Is Right • To really know what a paint looks like, test it on all four walls of a room and look at it at different times of day and under different lighting conditions. A paint’s shade can appear to change throughout the day, and the light in a room is going to be different than at the hardware store. You have a winner if you like it under all conditions.
  5. 5. A Great Return on Investment • Paint has a major influence on the gut- level feelings of buyers, but it's not a huge investment for you. It’s also not too risky, because you can always repaint a room until you really like it. If you and your team end up loving a color, someone else out there is going to love it, too.
  6. 6. • To get more design ideas for your home improvements and house flips, register for a Hilary Farr Rules of Renovation event near you.

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