50 Shades of Home Value

There are some colors that you can paint on interior walls that just scream class and end up increasing the value of your home. Studies suggest that the color that is surging in popularity for 2015 is the color grey. This study proves to be very interesting as in the past many have stated that dark colors can depress a room but this is a color that is proving itself as a bold interior statement.

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine 

Gray interiors are growing in popularity, holding the edge on most popular hue for the second year for home interiors, according to the Paint Quality Institute.

“It’s understated and sophisticated,” according to the Paint Quality Institute in a 2015 color trends report. “And most tints and shades of gray are ‘chameleon’ colors that change appearance when the light changes, so they provide enormous visual interest.”

Part of the gray appeal is that the color can go with just about any other color, an easy on the eyes neutral that home buyers will appreciate too. Gray paired with other neutrals – like white, off-white, beige, taupe, soft blue, or black – can also provide a tranquil color scheme for an interior space, particularly for family rooms and bedrooms, according to the Paint Quality Institute.

Many shades of gray are popular too, from silver tints to gunmetal, charcoal, and slate.

“Grays that contain traces of warm hues like red, yellow, or brown seem cozier, and partner best with warm companion colors,” the Paint Quality Institute notes. “On the other hand, grays that have hints of blue or green seem cooler and more austere, so they are inherently more compatible with colors on the cooler side of the spectrum.”

Source: http://styledstagedsold.blogs.realtor.org/2015/08/10/the-hottest-color-for-home-interiors-in-2015/?