When it comes to selling your home, a little thought into paint can have a positive impact on attracting potential buyers. A fresh coat of paint in the right colors can enhance a home’s selling price. As trends change overtime, try to consider what would be most desirable and appealing for potential buyers as they are envisioning themselves living in the home. Keep in mind the neighborhood color schemes, the architectural style of your home, and the surrounding natural environment when considering an exterior color to add instant curb appeal. Not only do natural colors enhance listing photos and complement features within the home, it can make a home feel larger, add brightness, and make it feel clean.

Paint companies such as Sherwin-Williams’ offer digital tools to help you get an idea of how your home might look with a new coat of paint by simply uploading your photos and selecting various paint shades. First impressions greatly matter when trying to sell a home and paint choices can significantly affect a potential buyer’s first impression. Fresh paint will showcase that the home has been maintained with care and is ready for immediate occupancy. 

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