“Do you think we can find paint ideas on Pinterest?” My husband asked this question while driving home with three salvaged doors hanging out the back of my car. The fact that my husband knew how to use Pinterest in a sentence made me so happy. His question told me he listens to some of my crazy house ideas. And, my crazy house ideas and my time are not wasted on Pinterest in the early hours of most Saturday mornings. Never underestimate the power of paint.
As a Realtor, I remind sellers paint has all the power in a room. A paint color has the power to turn off or engage potential buyers when they walk thru the front door.
The same can be said for your friends and family members. Don’t we all have a relative who has too much tchochtke and a crocheted toilet seat cover?
For older homes, buyers plan to paint and carpet.
But, sometimes paint can overpower the “bones” of the home. The paint hides the details.
I speak from personal experience. Heavy, dated walls make rooms feel dark and clutter.
Paint has the power to see the small details.
The details that are conversation starters with friends, family or homebuyers.
Paint has the power to create a mood or invoke a feeling.
Dated paint colors are a distraction. At some point, most of us apologize for one of our rooms:
“Yes we know the color we picked out nine years ago is so 2009. I picked that paint color. I own it.
Thankfully the paint is long gone and so is that wall between the kitchen and dining room.
Never underestimate the power of paint. And, maybe a few other updates.