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Interior Paint Colors May Affect Your Home Value

Paint color can change the feel of a room and sometimes even have an influence on the home’s value.

Zillow Digs analyzed the photos from nearly 50,000 homes to see how room color impacted sales price. For example, they found that homes with white kitchens sold for $1,400 less than homes with yellow kitchens, while sage green or wheat yellow rooms can sell for $1,300 more than the expected value.

“A fresh coat of paint is an easy and affordable way to improve a home’s appearance before listing,” says Svenja Gudell, Zillow chief economist. “However, to get the biggest bang for your buck, stick with colors that have mass appeal so you attract as many potential buyers to your listing as possible. Warm neutrals like yellow or light gray are stylish and clean, signaling that the home is well cared for, or that previous owners had an eye for design that may translate to other areas within the house.”



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