It really is amazing what a little coat of paint can do to a room. last year, I listed a home in Arlington Heights that had the potential but was not showing well. I hated to say it but the house was really quite drab and uninspiring. When a prospective buyer walked through the house, they were immediately underwhelmed. I get it. The house needed some love. I suggested that we take down the dated wall paper and attack those walls with a fresh coat of paint. My buyer took my advice, hired painters and the very next day, wow. Just wow. It looked like a different house. Offers started to come in and shortly thereafter, SOLD!
I know, I know. Sometimes it takes more than a coat of paint. Sometimes the house needs to be gutted and furniture needs to be burned. (I don’t mean your furniture, of course.) But the topic is paint so let’s stay focused.
Most people equate your paint picking process with going to to your local big box home repair store, grabbing a massive stack of color samples, obsessing over three shades of mauve until you finally go with an off white. We have all done it that way. When you don’t have a color theme or vision of the room, you end up guessing on a color and crossing your fingers that it works.
But, for those of you that want to take the style of your home to another level and don’t want to guess on what might look good, check out Sherwin-Williams. They have teamed up with Pottery Barn ( including West Elm, PB Teen and Pottery Barn Kids) and HGTV, to bring you, the consumer, quite impressive and inspiring color collections. These colors are rich and modern and there is only 15-20 colors in each collection making your decision making process much easier. Yes, less is more. They also have several inspirational photos with some of the different paint colors in action. Just looking at West Elm’s swatches makes me want to swap out some color in some of my rooms. Check out Sherwin-Williams website to see what I am talking about!
By the way, if you are in the market to find a new house, let me help you find your dream home. (I will even help you pick out the colors for your rooms!) Want to sell your home? Give me a call! I would love to work with you. 847-401-7904