Tired of the same old “real estate beige” in every Lake Norman, Mooresville or Charlotte area home you see? Well according to Realtor.com’s recent write up here so are many others. In fact, they say that gray is the new IT color for neutral. Gray allows for a sophisticated look allowing one to blend in blacks, whites and I think a single pop or two of color would look nice too 🙂 It also allows for a relaxed atmosphere and you can either brighten it up or darken it up depending on your taste, furniture, etc. just by adjusting the shade you choose.
According to the article, sum 58% of designers are predicting gray as the new go to color for neutral decorating. Others are also suggesting stark white as their favorite. In today’s market homes must appeal to the masses, be in top showing condition and look sleek and modern. For most buyers, the days of looking for a fixer upper are gone. They want a home that is ready to move into with very minimal (if any) changes/updates.
For years, we real estate agents have promoted beige for the best neutral color. The reason is that it doesn’t offend anyone and with a good neutral color, families can more easily imagine their own furnishings in the home. That’s the same reason we recommend taking down all family photos. The minute a potential buyer sees your family pictures (as sweet as those baby/wedding/family photos are) they stop seeing themselves in the home and start seeing you and your family in the home. That’s not what we are after, one of the biggest goals in showing a home is that the potential buyer will see themselves in the home.
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