Tips for Painting a Room in Your DFW Home
Painting a room in your Dallas-Fort Worth home is a cost-effective way to liven up your favorite space while also increasing its resale appeal if you stick with clean, neutral colors that can appeal to anyone’s tastes.
Painting a room in your Dallas-Fort Worth home is a cost-effective way to liven up your favorite space while also increasing its resale appeal. For maximum resale appeal, the key is to stick with clean, neutral colors that can agree with anyone’s tastes. Removing drab or unfashionable wallpaper and painting walls in a neutral yet contemporary color can instantly refresh your decor. If you’re thinking about sprucing up your home with a fresh coat of paint, consider these tips for painting a room in your DFW house.
Choose the Right Neutral Color
One of the main reasons for choosing a neutral color is that you can match your paint hue to a wide range of decor and accent colors. Just remember: Neutral colors don’t have to be boring or lifeless. While you might be striving for mass appeal, you’re not restricted to off-whites. According to Traci Connell (a Dallas-area interior designer who’s been featured in CultureMap Dallas), grays are a hot, trending hue for those seeking a clean and sophisticated color that can blend with any style of furnishings and appeal to all tastes. According to Connell: “Gray is a versatile hue. Not many colors will clash with gray.” She adds that, gray shades with colorful accents can help achieve a serene and clean appearance that’s not sterile or dull. When you paint with neutrals, you have the option to customize your space with your favorite accent color by arranging plush throw pillows and hanging decor.
Another approach for those who love bright colors is that you can always designate an accent wall in that shade, which you can paint over with your neutral color if and when you decide to sell your home.
Think Beyond the Walls
When we think of painting a room, we often forget the trim. Crown molding, wainscoting, door and window frames, and baseboards are often overlooked areas. Trim accentuates and frames a room. For example, trim can become dingy from being yellowed by the sun; painting over it with a bright, clean white or cream color can make a room feel new and fresh. If your home features varnished or stain wood, you may want to select a stain with brown or gray undertones.
When painting a room in your Metroplex home, take your time selecting the colors you want to use on the walls and the trim. While you want to appeal to all types of tastes, you also want to enjoy the color you choose for yourself. If you’re uncertain about your color palette, there are resources available at your local hardware store: Pick up brochures with preselected palettes, and ask the store’s paint specialists to help you narrow down your choices.
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