Remodel Before you Sell


Sprucing up your home before putting it on the market makes it more attractive to buyers, which can help you sell it faster and for more money. If you’re thinking of doing some painting or adding some color to your home, consider using Marsala.

As Pantone’s 2015 color of the year, Marsala will soon be showing up in homes and on runways. This reddish-brown tone gives any room an earthy look, but it’s important not to overdo it or you could end up turning off buyers. Here are some tips on how to use this color effectively in your home:

  • Use it as an accent wall. Many buyers prefer seeing neutral colors when it comes to walls, so painting every wall in a room with a non-neutral color won’t impress them. Instead, choose one wall as an accent wall and paint it with Marsala. Leave the rest of the walls in white or another neutral shade.
  • Pair it with warm hues. Since Marsala is an earthy tone, it works well when paired with other warm hues, such as brown or yellow. Again, though, make sure you don’t overdo things with too much color. For example, if Marsala is your accent wall color, include a few throw pillows in warm shades to enhance it.
  • Use just a hint of Marsala. If you don’t want to paint an entire wall with Pantone’s 2015 color of the year, you can still use this color in your home in smaller ways. Look for accent pieces that feature this color, or consider painting a small niche area or some cabinetry in your home with it. This will make the area seem warmer and more inviting without going overboard.

Need more help preparing your house for the market? Call Joseph Hogin,Broker with NextHome Pacific  808-870-2775

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