ASK A NESTER – Color Usage
The Agents and Brokers of Nest Realty possess decades of experience and a wealth of knowledge! Here’s what they have to say about the use of color in homes:
The percentage of Nesters who have knocked on a stranger’s door to ask about the exterior paint color for a client. (While 20% plead the fifth!)
When met with a vintage 1950s pink tile bathroom, 75% of Nesters say, “RENOVATE!”
Not every Nester is in love with the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year of the year—69% don’t care for it, while the other 31% love it! What do you think?
POPS OF COLOR
The color trend 53% of our Nesters are seeing on home exteriors is pops of color in places like the shutters or the front door. We still love this bright pink front door we featured in the Summer 2016 issue of NEST Magazine.
BRIGHT VS. NEUTRAL
Although you may love your bright hues, potential buyers probably don’t. 92% of Nesters agree—neutral colors attract more buyers when selling your home.
INTERIOR VS. EXTERIOR
70% of Nesters say the interior color of the home is more important to buyers than the exterior color.
PAINT VS. WALLPAPER
77% of Nesters say to stick with paint for the convenience of changing the color…buuuut we do love a good modern print! Check out some of our faves here!
60% of Nesters say cobalt blue is a safe way to add a pop of color. See pg. 26 of the latest NEST Magazine for our ideas!
Believe painted brick is a great way to give a house a facelift. You can paint the exterior, interior, or even fireplace brick.
RULE OF THREE
Nesters’ personal rule of thumb—56% say stick to three colors, max, when decorating a room.
We shared this story with you in our Spring/Summer 2018 Issue of NEST Magazine. To view the full issue, click here.