Preparing Your Home to be Sold: Everything You Need to Know About Colors


Choosing the right color for your home can be tricky (and don’t even get me started on choosing the right shade!). What is the difference between a shade and a hue anyways??

Hue: The pure version of the color

Tint: white is added to the color

Shade: black is added to the color

Tone: gray is added to the color

Neutralized Hue: clear color without the intensity, done by adding its complimentary color

Colors are a way to tell a person how they should feel when entering a room. However, be sure not overwhelm them! Before choosing colors, think about what certain colors make people think and feel.

Red: strong, warmth, intensity, aggression

Orange: energetic, social, intrusive

Yellow: happiness, hope, egocentric

Green: fresh, clean, sick, common

Blue: relaxing, calm, sadness

Purple: royalty, integrity, strict

White: purity, light, emotionless, plain

Black: power, elegance, defiance

Gray: conservative, quiet, passive

With these in mind, it is always a good idea to take a look at the Pantone Color of the Year and trends.

2017 Color of the Year: GREENERY

Other color scheme ideas from Pantone for Fall 2017 can be found here. Believe me, these are not something you want to miss!

Happy painting!