Planning to Paint?

Planning on painting your house this year? NOW is a great time to buy the paint when the demand is low. Make sure to select paint colors with resale in mind. You never know when your life circumstances may change and you will move and need to sell. I have worked with top stagers and they always suggest a soft exterior color and bold front door. Keep the trim subtle and complementary. Whites, grays and touches of black are good choices. Off-white and tan is also a nice combo. The all-white farmhouse look is big with Millennials. Be a bit more unique, as you don’t want every house in the neighborhood to look the same!

Here are some colors that I have personally used. Always try your samples on the house first and view them at different times of the day to see the effects of lighting changes. Think in terms of color, trim and accent color (front door, shutters, etc.) BM = Benjamin Moore, SW = Sherwin Williams, Behr – Home Depot. If you need help, go to your local Benjamin Moore paint store and talk to their color specialists. There are many fine ones in the Bay Area.