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These Paint Colors Have the Best Resale Value

Posted in: I'm Moving, Home Decorating, Home Improvement

As DIY bloggers, we frequently get questions from our readers about things they see in our homes. But by far the most asked question is, “What is that paint color in your house?” 

It seems as if everyone we know is on a quest to find the perfect hue for their home, and we don’t blame them! Paint colors can make such a big difference in the look, feel and even value of your home. Yep, value. The color you choose to paint your walls can actually increase the value of your home when it comes time to sell, according to data from Zillow.

After examining 50,000 home sales around the country, they found that some colors could help buyers make a premium of as much as $5,000 on the sale of their homes! That’s big money just for paint! So after looking at some more of that research from Zillow, we compiled a list of the best paint colors for each room in your house.

Chill Out Bedroom

When it comes to the boudoir, light greens and khakis tend to perform best. Keep it soothing and calm to create a dreamy oasis.

Favorite Bedroom Paint Colors

  1. Sherwin William “Aloof Gray”
  2. Benjamin Moore “Hazy Skies”
  3. Benjamin Moore “Mesquite”

Uplifting Kitchen

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, so a good color for this important space turns out to be yellow. But nothing too over-the-top or saturated. Instead, a nice warm yellow is the way to go.

Favorite Kitchen Paint Colors

  1. Benjamin Moore “Golden Straw”
  2. Farrow & Ball “Citron”
  3. Benjamin Moore “Moonlight Natural”

50 Shades of Living Roomfamilyroom_no_coffee_table-2

Our favorite paint color should be on the walls of your living room… gray! But there are way more than 50 shades of gray out there, so we suggest you choose one of our tried and true options below.

Favorite Living Room Paint Colors

  1. Benjamin Moore “Revere Pewter”
  2. Benjamin Moore “Gray Owl”
  3. Valspar “Filtered Shade”

Personalized Bathroombathroom-round-mirror

Apparently the color you paint your bathroom doesn’t make a big impact when it comes to resale value. Who knew? But that doesn’t mean you should neglect this space. We suggest choosing a nice neutral or warm gray for this space.

Favorite Bathroom Paint Colors

  1. Benjamin Moore “Edgecomb Gray”
  2. Benjamin Moore “Grant Beige”
  3. Glidden “Universal Gray”


Overall, we recommend that you choose neutral and soft paint colors before putting your home on the market. You don’t want the colors on the walls to distract buyers from seeing the potential in your lovely home. Instead, it should highlight the amazing features you’re selling. Here are our top three neutral paint colors that could work in just about any space in your house.

  1. Benjamin Moore “Gray Owl”
  2. Benjamin Moore “Revere Pewter”
  3. Sherwin Williams “Repose Gray”

Are you inspired to get painting? All it takes is a few paint decisions and a weekend of DIY painting to get your home ready to sell! Trust us, your hard work will (literally!) pay off.


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