If people can see that the property has been well maintained they will be happy to buy it, all else being equal. In that context, if they dislike the house paint colours, it will get them thinking about how they would live in the house and what colours they would prefer and what expense they may incur.
Children’s rooms should be colourful and fun whereas a formal dining room in a period-style home for example could work well with darker colours. The one place where it is generally best to have a more conservative approach to colour schemes is the front exterior, except when the property is ultra-modern.
Ideally you should get some professional advice. There are lots of good house paint colours readily available from paint shops and the people manning these are great for advice. Remember, they will know what the most popular trending colour schemes are. The key is to ensure the house paint colours match &/or complement each other. It is far easier to succeed if the colours are relatively light, like with shades of white whereas it takes real decorating skill to get darker colours or feature walls to work harmoniously.
The previous property I owned was a single fronted Victorian. When I purchased it the internal cornices were highlighted in a different colour. This was ‘nice’ however my aim was to modernise the interior. The best way I achieved this transition whilst minimising the costs associated was to ‘paint out’ these colours. I painted the walls, cornicing and ceilings the same white using a low or semi sheen on the walls and a flat finish on the ceilings and cornices. The skirting boards were painted in half strength of this colour using a semi-gloss finish.
Take into account colours will appear much darker on a whole wall than on a swatch. It’s generally best to lighten colours as you go up. Internally this means white for the ceilings and above picture rails if you have them. It helps provide a sense of space. Externally you may choose a darker colour around the base but have lighter walls. Windows and door trims can contrast either in white or something dark or using a half strength or quarter strength shade of the main colour in a gloss finish. If in doubt it pays seek professional advice.
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