Builder Beige Is An Oxymoron

OrangeRoomAre you getting ready to sell your home? Did your Realtor® suggest you repaint your home to builder beige? I admit I get a chuckle out of the term builder “beige.”  If you go to your favorite paint store you won’t find a sample anywhere with builder beige as an option. Our team has worked for builders and toured many new home models throughout the area. The one thing you notice when you go into most model homes is the lack of beige.  Most buyers are drawn to the colorful rooms and furnishings.   Builders don’t shy away from color to sell their homes and neither should you.  .

Model homes are often a good source of ideas to help stage your home for maximum appeal for today’s Northern Virginia home buyer.  If you need to paint a room a splash of color won’t hurt as long as it falls in the neutral color palette.   Now isn’t the time to paint the dining room red or the bedroom purple.  But you can add a splash of lime green to a kitchen, khaki to a bedroom or a blue/grey to a den.   White trim always makes the color of a room pop and a freshly painted ceiling will be noticed.

Don’t want to paint?  Then add a splash of color with pillows (not to many) and decorative items.  For very little money you can pick up items at the local HomeGoods, Target, Pier One or on-line at   Completely lost?  Ask about having a consultation with a professional stager.  They can take many of your own items and reuse them in ways you hadn’t thought about.


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If you are thinking about selling your Northern Virginia give me a call at 703-346-2213 to discuss how we can make your home shine for a new buyer.   Oh and when your home goes on the market make sure you are ready for a 24 x 7 open house.

2 thoughts on “Builder Beige Is An Oxymoron

  1. Like your ideas and the photos . . .
    We offer paint consults and bring large color swatches with us and home owners have an easier time deciding on new colors to paint

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