Painting Master Bath to Sell House

parkejoMarch 2, 2012

We are about 2 months before we put our house on the market and have a list of things that need done around the house. More that one room needs painting so I will start with the first one. Before we found out we were moving I was going to paint it a light blue and had already bought paint but with kids never got to it. I have a laundry room just off the master that is 50% darker blue with white beadboard. Now I am wondering if blue would put off potential buyers. Currently our master bedroom is a sage green. Would a tan be better? We have darker cherry cabinets with a light tan with a little veining cultured marble for the shower, whirlpool tub surround and countertop.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
andee_gw

I love blue and it should go well with the cherry and surroundings (paint a sample board first). I think the key here is that you want a fresh paint job to show your house. So use the paint you have. If the sage green is too worn to show with the house, and if the color is fine with your furnishings (assuming you will show the house while still living there), it will be easier to paint just one coat of the same color, than to switch to a new color that will require at least two coats. Make the rooms look good, but don't do more than you have to. You can't anticipate that a buyer will prefer tan to sage, or vice versa.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2012 at 2:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
graywings123

You want the color in the two rooms to flow together. Painting both rooms blue is too much of a statement, IMO. And it depends on the shade of blue. Your idea of a pretty blue may be quite different from that of your potential buyer.

If you are painting for the purpose of selling the house, I would stick with neutral colors. There are websites that list the most popular Ben Moore, Sherwin Williams, etc. paint colors.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2012 at 4:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
aktillery9

I agree with graywings. You will need to appeal to everyone.

Good luck!
Amy

    Bookmark   March 2, 2012 at 4:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gmp3

I think continuing the sage green in the bath is your safest choice, it will make it look part of the master. Sage is closer to neutral than a blue. Keep accessories white or neutral. Lots of fluffy white towels, white soap in a glass jar, etc.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2012 at 5:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
parkejo

It sounds like going neutral would appeal to more buyers. I can always bring the blue paint to the next house. I was thinking either SW Macademia or Softer Tan, on the same strip. I have to paint the dining room and bonus room (has been a play room over the garage). I have Tobacco Road in my kitchen, great room and upstairs and downstairs hallways. Tobacco Road seemed not the right shade of tan.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   March 2, 2012 at 5:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
SharonaZamboni

Either a soft sage or a tan color would be better than the blue. It really should be a neutral color for showing.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 12:17AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
andreadeg

You might consider consulting your realtor before you put alot of work into painting. Realtors have a pulse on what buyers expect, and can help you prioritize the work that's needed in your house to ensure it shows it's best.

With so many people in to decorating these days, I'm not convinced that you have to paint it at all.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 9:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jane__ny

We just put an offer on a house in Florida where every room, plus the exterior needs to be painted. The house is painted blue outside and both bathrooms are blue. I was planning to come here for help after we close for advice.

Just wanted to reassure you that people do buy homes with colors.

Blue, blue and more blue......

Master bath - Blue

Guest Bath - Blue

Patio - Blue

Exterior - Blue

Do whatever is easiest and cheapest for you.

Jane

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 10:05PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Office ready for window treatments - WWYD?
I finally hung the diplomas and DH's favorite print...
2pups4me
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - I hate it!!
I'm painting a few pieces of furniture for my daughters...
aggierose
We could have some fun with this house
This house is in a town not far from me. The price...
Sueb20
Family Room - Tiling the Fireplace
Moving at typical glacial speed, I am now turning to...
oldbat2be
Area Rugs - Will Viscose rug last?
Hi, I am in the midst of redecorating my LR & DR....
fillagirl
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™