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Homes With Blue Bathrooms Sell for $5,440 More Than Expected

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Blue kitchens: Homes with blue kitchens, often found in soft gray-blue, sold for a $1,809 premium. Photo courtesy of Sunrise Building

For-sale listings with cool, neutral wall colors sell for more money, according to Zillow analysis.

A fresh coat of paint in the right color may help sell a home for more money.

Homes with rooms painted in shades of light blue or pale blue/gray can sell for as much as $5,440 more than expected, according to a new Zillow report.

Zillow’s 2017 Paint Color Analysis looked at more than 32,000 photos from sold homes around the country to see how certain paint colors impacted their sale price on average, when compared to similar homes with white walls.

Selecting the right paint color is one of many factors that may affect why a home sells faster or for more money. Walls painted in cool neutrals like blue or gray have broad appeal, and may be signals that the home is well cared for or has other desirable features.

Some colors may actually deter buyers. Homes with darker, more style-specific walls like terracotta dining rooms sold for $2,031 less than expected. However, a lack of color may have the biggest negative impact as homes with white bathrooms sold for an average of $4,035 below similar homes. Zillow’s full report can be found here.

Sellers can also consult Zillow’s Owners Dashboard to see in real time how their listing is performing compared to similar ones on the market.

Curious what colors may help you sell your home for more? See below for the full results of the 2017 Paint Color Analysis.

Source: Zillow Porchlight

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