Whether you are selling your home in San Francisco or just want to give it a summer refresh, you might be wondering how you can pick the best color to paint your home. From classics to on-trend color palettes, you have many options. Inside your home and outside there are colors to consider that will give your home a great look now, and in the future.
Earth tones are in and if you want to give your home an of-the-moment look, there are some colors worth considering. Specifically, earthy greens are on homeowners’ minds, such as October Mist from Benjamin Moore, Cypress Garden from Dutch Boy, and Evergreen Fog from Sherwin-Williams. These colors can be an ideal choice for the outside of your home if you are ready for a big investment, or if you’d rather go for a small update, you can paint an accent wall in your kitchen or a living room, or paint your front door.
Colorful front doors
Pop colors for front doors have had a moment for some time now, and if you want to give your home a new look in a hurry — especially if you need to sell your house fast — then this can be a great project to take on. Other than earthy greens, you might consider a classic red, blue, yellow, or even black. You’ll want to take a look at the other homes on your block to notice any trends and be sure you are picking a color that can make your home stand out from the crowd.
Beige and gray
For classic outdoor paint colors, you will want to consider beige and gray — these can also be colors to consider inside your home. Gray can be an ideal choice for trim or interior walls and Agreeable Gray from Sherwin-Wiliams is a classic neutral to pick. In fact, in a report from the real estate experts at HomeLight from 2020, 79 percent of real estate agents said that buyers prefer gray — a trend that still has staying power.
You can’t go wrong with white
White tones can be a classic choice for the inside and the outside of your home. Creamy by Sherwin-Williams is a warm and welcoming soft off-white that can entice potential buyers, and it is also a solid choice inside your home. In the kitchen, if you want to give your cabinets a new coat of paint, White Dove by Benjamin Moore is a soft white with gray undertones.
A fresh coat of paint outside and inside your home can truly transform it. While trending colors come and go, you can’t go wrong with neutrals or something bold for your front door or accents. You can make your home stand out from the others on the street, especially if you are getting ready to sell it. If you aren’t sure what to pick, consult with a top real estate agent and take a peek at other homes in your neighborhood that were recently painted.