Home Staging colors to use for 2018
Best home staging colors for this year? A lot of properties I visit need a bit of rejuvenation and a fresh coat of paint can do miracles! But, everyone asks me to help them select the most appropriate color for their home staging project. And I also get asked whether the home staging colors should follow the ‘trend’ of the year.
I thought that now is a perfect time to address this question, as we are starting a new year.
A lot of major Paint companies introduce new TRENDS in interior paint colors several months before the start of the new year. Here are 3 top paint companies in North America and their 2018 selection.
The ‘trends’, by definition, are new, temporary and always changing. What is trendy today, might look completely outdated in 3 years from now.
Do you remember the trendy EARTH colors of 1990s? Terracotta, earthy reds, putty, browns, dark greens, sage were all the rage back then, but how do they look to you now?
There are still many properties out there stuck in the 1990s (or even before) and the best advice I can give is – PAINT in neutral colors!
Neutral colors are always in style, trend or not. The palettes of 2018 colors exhibit some tones of white and grey, which will stand the test of time. And you will be delivering a turn-key property to your buyers.
I like the off whites (but NOT with yellow or red undertones), light greys and greige (which is between grey and beige and is very classy, in my opinion).
I often choose the colors in Benjamin Moore palette, but I tell clients to have them mixed in a cheaper brand (they need the BM color code).
Some of my picks from the 2018 colors are:
Benjamin Moore OC-69 White Opulence
Benjamin Moore 2140-60 Moonshine
Benjamin Moore 2117-70 Dreamy Cloud
For OFF WHITE color inspirations, look for Benjamin Moore Off White Collection.
Some suggestions: OC-17 White Dove, OC-38 Acadia White, OC-117 Simply White, OC-55 Paper White, BM 905 – Lily of the Valley, BM 97 – Cloud White
Greys and Greige colors have to be selected carefully, as they can sometime look dirty. Also, remember that the paint on a wall will always look a bit darker than on a sample, so if you are hesitating between 2 tones, I recommend going to a lighter one.
One of my all time favorites is Benjamin Moore CC-80 Grey Mist and it is a perfect blend of grey and beige.
There you go, now you know the best home staging colors for 2018.