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Choosing the right colors is crucial when selling your home.

Avoiding certain colors can be crucial when selling your home, even in an era where vibrant hues are in vogue in interior design. Home stagers often opt for white or neutral tones, recognizing that some colors might deter potential buyers.

According to a survey by, red stands out as the most off-putting color, as cited by 53% of home staging and design professionals. Its boldness may not suit everyone's tastes, making it a risky choice for main living areas.

Other colors flagged as off-putting include lime green (53%), bright yellow (40%), mustard yellow (19%), pink (10%), and turquoise (9%). Instead of saturating rooms with these colors, experts prefer using them strategically to add warmth without overwhelming the space.

Warm neutrals like beige and white are popular choices for making rooms appear larger. Reflecting light and visually expanding space, these colors create a calming atmosphere. White, in particular, is favored for its ability to give the illusion of higher and wider ceilings, contributing to an overall sense of spaciousness.

Birgit Anich of BA Staging & Interiors emphasizes the importance of using paint and color trends judiciously when selling a house. While current trends may be appealing for interior design, buyers might not yet be ready to embrace them fully. Anich advises moderation, suggesting that trends be incorporated in a softened manner to appeal to a broader range of buyers.


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