need color ideas

Discussion in 'Choosing Colors' started by mcgibbonx, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. mcgibbonx

    mcgibbonx New Seed

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    Okay, I know how to do just about anything regarding home remod and repair, I am not new at this BUT...
    when it comes to picking colors I am horrid. We are redoing our house in prep for a spring sale. I know that different colors sell better depending on the time of year/season (insert more psycho stuff here).
    Anyway, I need color ideas for a dining room and for a kitchen with stainless appliances.
    Should we stay neutral or go bold?
    Would our creativity pay off on a sale?
    Anyone?
    I'll send you a cookie if you can help!!!!!!
     
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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Hi there and glad to have you here at GardenStew with us. :D

    If you are looking to sell you home in the spring I wouldn't go for bold colours I'd stick with neutral or pastel shades. The new owners can stamp their own personalities on the house once it's theirs. Statement colours are fine when you live in a house but not so good if you are putting it up for sale.
    Here are a couple of websites that may help you decide what colours to choose.

    http://www.resene.co.nz/swatches/index.htm

    http://www.dulux.co.uk/webapp/wcs/store ... &langId=-1

    I'd go for creams, lemons, pale blues or greens - spring colours. :-D
     
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    Definitely go with neutrals to appeal to the masses. Good luck! 8)
     
  5. Polly

    Polly Thumb Gardener

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    I would also go with the neutrals. As Bethie said is would appeal to more. And the clean smell of fresh paint sometimes helps the sale as well.
     



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    markcutlerdesign New Seed

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    I would also stick with neutrals, they will be timeless and add warmth, without creating a situation where you will want to change it six months from now.Perhaps you could do one wall a shade or two deeper to add some punch.
     
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    CritterPainter Awed by Nature

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    yep, definitely neutrals, and one more thing, bake a batch of those cookies, or better yet a loaf of bread, just before a big showing, it really does impart a psych. "homey" feel to a place.
     
  8. SusieQ

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    colors..

    Neutral colors will allow people to picture their belongings in the space easier not having to get past bold colors not to their taste,or decor, you don't have to go to the trouble of baking, just simmer a pot of water with cinnamon in it before an open house..
     

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