The best and worst colours to paint your house if you’re looking to sell

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Light green bedrooms are a popular choice with buyers.

Jane Ussher

Light green bedrooms are a popular choice with buyers.

Even though repainting a room is an easy fix, potential homeowners can’t seem to look past certain wall colours when it comes to buying a house.

American real estate company Zillow Digs conducted a study of 50,000 recently sold homes from their site and discovered places with creamy yellow or wheat coloured kitchens, light green or khaki bedrooms and mauve or lavender dining rooms sold for around $1533 to $1796 more than houses decorated with less popular colours.

The study found four colours to be the least popular.

Lavender or Mauve in dining rooms was received better than slate grey or terracotta.

JANE USSHER

Lavender or Mauve in dining rooms was received better than slate grey or terracotta.

Places with cream and eggshell coloured walls, despite being heralded as a safe neutral palette, sold on average for $113 less than expected.

 

Pantone 488 C has been described as the world's ugliest colour. It is used on cigarette packaging to try and make ...

Pantone 488 C has been described as the world’s ugliest colour. It is used on cigarette packaging to try and make smoking less appealing.

Unsurprisingly the dark brown otherwise known as Pantone 488 C, or the world’s ugliest colour, was not received well by potential buyers, selling for $647 less than estimated.

Terracotta also rated poorly, particularly in living rooms, which may not come as a surprise seeing orange is considered one of the world’s least liked colours (blue is the most popular).

The preferred choice for living rooms was dove or light grey. However dark or slate grey was not a hit. Most houses with slate grey coloured walls were down $1536 than the expected price, the survey said.

LIght grey or dove grey helped houses sell for more than slate or dark grey.

JANE USSHER

LIght grey or dove grey helped houses sell for more than slate or dark grey.

 – Stuff

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