Selling Myth: bold colors
Myth: Always change bold paint colors to neutrals before selling.
Reality check: False
Bold doesn’t automatically mean bad. Sometimes, a room calls for a grand color in order to play up an architectural feature, divide a room in two visually, or add cheer when there’s little natural light. But even if a room sports a bold shade of paint, home owners don’t always have to grab a brush to change it up before listing. Sellers can tone down a strong color with a neutral counterpart, such as a calming rug or tranquil array of fresh greenery. If the room needs a change, get a bid on the cost of repainting, and a handful of paint chips that demonstrate alternative color options that are more universally appealing.