At Advisors Living, we are always on the lookout for the latest trends and best practices in the industry. When selling your home, one of the most impactful ways to make a great first impression is by using color. Specifically, the colors you choose for your home's exterior and front door can make a big difference in how potential buyers perceive your home.
For 2023, we have observed some trending color combinations that will make your home stand out on the market. These color combinations have been carefully selected to appeal to a wide range of buyers while also being on-trend and stylish.
Neutrals + Contrasting Door
One popular trend is the use of neutral colors for the home's exterior with a bold front door color as a contrasting accent. This combination creates a timeless look that is both classic and modern at the same time. For example, a light grey or beige exterior paired with a navy or green front door can create a sophisticated and inviting look.
Earthy & Natural
Another trend we are seeing is using earthy and natural colors. This color scheme creates a warm and inviting first impression While it is similar to the recommendation above for neutrals and a contrasting door color, this option is perfect for homes with a lot of natural light. It pairs a light earthy exterior color—like light taupe or sandy beige—with a warm wood-toned front door can create a cozy and welcoming look.
We also recommend a monochromatic color scheme for those looking for something a little more bold. This involves using different shades of the same color for both the exterior of the home and the front door. This can create a cohesive and polished look sure to catch the eye of potential buyers.
Specific Color Recommendations
There are a few colors that always seem to be in style:
- White remains the most popular exterior color for selling according to a fixr.com annual report. When asked which exterior colors they most recommend, 74% of top interior design experts agree that white is the color to choose for residential homes.
- The same fixr.com report shares that designers are also seeing natural wood stains and tan increasing in popularity, with 42% and 39% of experts recommending these options.
- Black is a top paint color for modern homes, while deep blue-grays and light grays are strong choices for more traditional home styles, like Colonials, as they modernize while highlighting architectural elements.
Other popular exterior door paint colors for 2023 include earthy greens like sage or olive green as well as vibrant turquoise, yellows, and greens.
Choosing the Best Fit For YOUR Home
It's worth noting that color combinations are only one of the things to consider when preparing your home for sale. It's important to keep in mind your home's style and ensure the colors you choose complement its architecture. Furthermore, it's always best to consult a professional before making any major changes to your home.
But no matter what you decide, with the right color combination, you can help make your home feel fresh and inviting to increase its appeal to potential buyers.
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