Increase the Value of Your Home with Modern Paint and Trim Colors

Posted on October 31, 2014

Gable Dormers on Residential HomeMaking improvements on your home not only makes it look more attractive, it can significantly increase the value of your home. One of the best ways to improve curb appeal and increase the value of your home is to update it with modern paint and trim colors.

Important considerations before painting

While giving your home an updated look with modern paint and trim colors is your goal, you do not want to anger the neighbors or violate local ordinances. If you live in a designated historical area, there are likely restrictions on the paint colors you can use on your home. Check with your community historical association or neighborhood association regarding restrictions on painting your home. Do not just assume that because you live there that you cannot still improve the appearance of your home by painting it. You can likely paint your home but with approved colors. There are several modern paint and trim colors that likely fit into restricted housing upgrade rules.

You also must consider the area you live in before having your home professionally painted, along with the style of your home. In the Associated Press article, “Add to home’s curb appeal with paint and trim choices,” the Seattle Times quotes Shari Hiller of PBS’ “Around the House with Matt and Shari,” as saying “Where you live could drive your choices.” She points out that “Some colors, such as maroon and other earthy shades, make more sense on Colonial homes than coastal cottages, which are often painted in ocean-inspired blues and greens.”

You want to paint your home in colors that blend in with the neighbors homes, but that does not mean you have to use the same boring white or builder’s beige. Your personality can still shine through. The trim on your home or the front door are great options for adding that pop of modern, updated paint to your home. In fact, it may contribute to significantly increasing the curb appeal and value of your home.

Updated paint and trim colors on your home is significant in increasing curb appeal, home value

It is not just that you think your home value may increase after having your home spruced up with modern paint and trim, it is clearly demonstrated as a fact. Color Expert Kate Smith of Sensational Color offers a curb appeal “Infographic” which indicates “Curb Appeal is the difference” that sells nearly half of all houses on the market, along with the fact that real estate agents and interior designers consider curb appeal as “one of the five most valuable” home improvements a homeowner can make. Show off your personality with bold colors on the front door or a modern shade of paint on trim and shutters. Be careful not to go overboard on the garage because garage doors should be painted the same color as the main shade of your home.

Whether you are planning to sell or to live in the sanctuary of your home for many years to come, you can increase its value by having your home professionally painted in colors that are modern, yet blend in with the style of your home and those in the neighborhood. Improve your quality of life and the value of your home with a modern, professional paint upgrade.