10 ways to make an impact with color

March 20, 2018

Color can give a home a burst of personality any time, but you should not go crazy if putting your home on the market.  Homes with turquoise vinyl siding will not be attractive to most buyers – even if you love it.  There are ways you can add pops of color without going overboard, spending a lot of money or making permanent changes.  Read the highlights below or go through the slide show using the small black arrows at the bottom of the photo below.


Front Door – Paint this a bright, bold color to make your entrance pop.

Focal Wall – Color on a focal wall, not all walls. Maybe include some colorful hanging pictures.

Headboard – A colorful headboard and bed with jazzy pillows can brighten up a neutral bedroom and add a focal point.

Mismatched chairs – Get a playful look by mixing chair styles and colors.

Painted bookcases – Add a touch of interest with a slightly contrasting color behind the shelves.

Runners – Splash some color on the floors with colorful rugs or runners.

Kitchens – try a dual color for cabinets/island. If that is not your style, try bright window treatments & tableware.

Outdoor furniture – Get happy, it’s warm out! Outside is where you can really make a statement. Think red patio umbrella and matching cushions.

Throws –  In the great room on the sofa, in the bedrooms on a rocking chair, throws add color and comfort you can change out each season.

Lampshades/lighting – They make some fun light fixtures these days. Try a new colored shade or colored pendant lights over the kitchen island.


You can easily add color in small bursts to brighten your home and make it inviting. When selling, keep the majority of decor neutral – just add a splash of color.


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