As most of you know, Pantone, Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams each year, pick a “Color of the year” that influences trends for interior design and fashion. Following these color trends can be very risky if you plan on selling your home within the year… This year Pantone has picked a color called “Greenery.” Its a very vibrant, yet not neon green. I might even call it Spring Green. It’s pretty in small doses (pillows, throw blankets, or other decor), a wall of this color may be a bit overpowering though, and only appeal to a small number of buyers
Benjamin Moore has picked “Shadow 2117-30” as their color of the year for 2017. It’s a VERY dark navy blue with some shades of purple in it. It’s a beautiful color for a dress, a men’s suit, a pair of pants, or even a purse. But as Realtor, I think we could all agree that it would be wise to steer clear of this color on walls if you want to sell your house quickly.
At this point, you’re probably thinking “Geez! She doesn’t like ANY of these colors!!!” WRONG! This next color is actually quite beautiful, on trend for interiors and can be fairly neutral in a well lit room. It’s Sherwin Williams color of the year “Poised Taupe sw 6039.” Like it’s name you can guess that it’s a taupe shade, medium in intensity, but also in the ‘greige’ family. (That’s a mix of beige and grey….greige.;) If you like this color, but want to put it in a room that doesn’t have a lot of light, you can go up a shade and try “Truly Taupe sw 6038.” It’s also a Sherwin Williams color that will give that greig-y/taupe feel in a room.
Poised Taupe (above) and Truly Taupe (below)
You may want to consult a Realtor if you plan on painting your home and putting it on the market soon. A saavy Realtor will be able to suggest colors and idea’s that will help your home be neutral and at the same time give it a (small and subdued) personality so that buyers will be able to see themselves and their things in your home, which will help it SELL. Give me, or one of my teammates a call if you would like some suggestions on paint colors.
by: Chelsea Pferschy (808) 754-6000 MRP, RS #76072