The bandwagon of beige
As a professional Home Stager, I am often asked, “What is your go to color for wall paint?”
I’m going to be honest. I don’t have one.
I know there are a lot of Home Stagers and agents who tout the benefits of beige, ecru, off-white, tan, or whatever you want to call it but I’m not one to jump on the bandwagon of beige right off the bat. I understand that beige is like a good pair of khaki pants, but let’s face it, it doesn’t go with every outfit and it isn’t an appropriate wall color for every room.
When Home Stagers suggest beige, they typically mean that a room’s wall color should be neutral and accented with color and texture in the furnishings and décor. This is very true and an important component in the Home Staging process. However beige is not the only neutral color out there and I am hesitant to suggest a color without seeing the carpeting, furniture, fixtures, finishes and accessories that will be displayed along with it.
When I meet with clients, I don’t like to jump the gun on paint color. I like to spend some time in the room, see the kinds of windows I’m working with, how the sun plays in the space, what the fixtures look like and if the room opens up to other areas of the house before suggesting a paint color. When you stop and think about it, neutrals can be found in every color on the spectrum and it’s important to find the one that will highlight your house in the best possible way.
Paint is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to transform a space and by working with a professional Home Stager; you can find the perfect color that can have a huge impact on the sale of your home.
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